2017-04-13 E-Edition

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Agoura High athlete on fast track to success

Tara Davis is past the phenom phase. Her transformation from talented youngster with promise to Charger golden girl is complete. One of the area’s most decorated prep track and field athletes crash-landed at Agoura High School four years ago, and she might be the region’s most electrifying track superstar since Olympic champion Marion Jones, who dazzled at Thousand Oaks and […]

Time to go green, Calabasas mayor says

Maurer delivers optimistic speech to Chamber of Commerce

Conserving natural resources is good for business and for consumers, Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer told officials from the city and members of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce at her April 6 mayoral address. The annual luncheon allows the city’s mayor to share priorities with the business community. It was no surprise that Maurer, who was elected to the Calabasas […]

Agencies ready to move on sewer recycle

Lawsuit settled, ‘toilet to tap’ can now proceed

At first murky but now coming into focus—a plan that would divert Tapia sewer plant’s recycled water away from Malibu Creek and turn it into safe drinking water could give consumers an important new potable source that promises to beat the drought. Although tagged with an unsavory title—“toilet to tap”—the plan will create a valuable new source of clean water […]

Best Easter wishes

MEET MR. RABBIT—Agoura Hills resident Kaitlyn Sprague, 3, is tickled to received this photo op with the Easter Bunny. Families enjoyed an April 8 Easter event at the Reyes Adobe in Agoura Hills.

Stalled YMCA renews fundraising push

You build it, they will come, the famous movie line says. But that’s not always the case. Two years after main construction was completed, the new Triunfo YMCA building in Westlake Village sits empty, but the organization has renewed its fundraising campaign in the hope that the 60,000-square-foot family sports complex at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road can […]

State’s economic edge slips

The economic advantage California enjoys historically over the rest of the nation historically is slipping away, a new report says. Matthew Fienup, executive director of the Cal Lutheran Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF), predicts more slow growth for the U.S. and state economies. And in California, the economy will only expand between 2 and 3 percent this year, […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 300 in damage slashing the rear and front tires of a car parked on Canwood Street March 24. A burglar stole a $500 laptop and a $100 backpack from a vehicle parked near The Canyon club in the 28900 block of Agoura Road March 17. The culprit caused $400 in damage shattering two windows […]

Big changes coming to Lupin Hill

$8-million renovation centers around new multipurpose room

Lupin Hill Elementary School’s multimillion-dollar face-lift will bring welcome changes to the Calabasas campus, but the work is turning out to be more expensive than expected. The school’s original goal was to build a new multipurpose room, but after planning got underway it was decided that the entire campus needed improvements, officials said. The remodel estimated to cost between $2 […]

Don’t close the book on libraries just yet

Libraries have come a long way in American history, but some people feel libraries are history due to the onslaught of digital content. When Benjamin Franklin and a group of his friends founded the Library Company of Philadelphia in 1731—about 40 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence—they effectively established America’s first lending library. At the time, reference […]