2017-09-21

Hilton Foundation announces winner of $2-million humanitarian prize

The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh is the 2017 recipient of the $2-million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The global health organization— known as Icddr,b—was chosen for the award by the Agoura Hills-based Hilton Foundation because of its 50-year history of implementing innovative, low-cost programs that save millions of lives around the world, according to foundation president and […]

Water Fix

Consumers will have to dig deep to pay for Delta tunnels


Customers in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District who have already been hit with a series of annual rate increases could see their bills on the rise again as agencies across the state figure out how to pay for the $17-billion Delta tunnels. The LVMWD board of directors met Sept. 12 to endorse Gov. Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix project that […]

Westlake dam ruled safe

Inspection clears Three Springs structure

The California Division of Safety of Dams issued a report on the 1,249 dams under its jurisdiction and gave the Las Virgenes Reservoir dam in the Three Springs neighborhood of Westlake Village a satisfactory rating, the highest level under the statewide evaluation system. The state classified the dam’s downstream flooding hazard as “extremely high” but the alert is due to […]

Wrong-way driver killed in 101 crash

California Highway Patrol investigators this week were still trying to figure out what led an 88-year-old Westlake Village woman to drive onto the 101 Freeway in the wrong direction Sept. 14. The woman, Marilee Quinn, died last Thursday in a collision that occurred shortly after she drove her 2011 silver Hyundai Accent northbound onto southbound 101 around 3:20 p.m. Sept. […]

Public gives new input on West Village

Environmental report due in January


Last November, Calabasas voters rejected the proposed construction of the Canyon Oaks hotel on Las Virgenes Road, but a new plan has been submitted to the city and the developer is hoping for more support this time around. The project is called the West Village. Construction hasn’t been approved, and city officials are still gathering information before signing off on […]

Vote on art museum coming soon



The fate of plans to see a regional art museum built on the grounds of the Civic Arts Plaza rests with the Thousand Oaks City Council, which is scheduled to vote on the matter at its Sept. 26 meeting. In October, a three-year deal between California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks and the city to reserve a 2.83-acre site for […]

Community chips in with Coastal Cleanup Day

Volunteers from across Los Angeles County turned out in droves on Sept. 16 to remove debris from more than 50 local beaches and waterways, including Medea Creek in Agoura Hills. The trash removal was part of the 33rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day, a worldwide effort aimed at keeping pollution out of the ocean. It is said to be the largest, […]

Social media debate grows intense

The national debate has taken a strange, but not unexpected, twist in recent weeks. Red states, blue states and all shades in between are showing a vigorous appetite for the new pointcounterpoint on racism, and how certain symbols of America’s longstanding hatred are still pervasive in society. A new target in the battle among righteous souls regarding the subject of […]

Support for a new Calabasas dog park

You can hear the happy barking all over the east side of Calabasas. There is strong, growing support for a dog park as a major component of the Wild Walnut Park plan. Dog-park supporters want to move forward with the plan, as our attendance and enthusiastic comments are heard at both Calabasas’s Park Commission and City Council meetings. Bow-wow! Roza […]

Agoura Hills development will bring added traffic

The article, “It’s slow and go for Agoura Village,” was on the front page last week along with another, “Few answers as traffic just creeps along.” One of the main concerns about the disastrous Cornerstone project on Kanan and Agoura roads is traffic and congestion. These two articles seem to coincide with each other very well. Traffic is getting worse […]