Maurer puts women in spotlight

Girl power is theme for Nov. 14 State of the City

There were nearly 200 people in the crowd at the Calabasas State of the City Address on Nov. 14, but Mayor Mary Sue Maurer focused most of her attention on the Girl Scouts in the front rows. As the program began, Maurer, herself a former Girl Scout, announced the theme of her 2017 address: the role of women as leaders […]

Kids drop in on open house

SAFETY CHECK—Above, Victoria Makinen of Agoura Hills hangs on tight to her 8-year-old daughter Etta as they and others take a safety-line ride at the Nov. 18 Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station open house in Calabasas. Below, Sean Sailer of Agoura Hills gets a smooch from Jemma, an L.A. County Sheriff’s K-9 dog trained to sniff out weapons. The event introduced […]

Lost Hills interchange in final stages

The long-awaited expansion of the Lost Hills freeway overpass in Calabasas is making steady progress, and improvements are already noticeable. At midnight Nov. 15 the city closed the 101 Freeway between Las Virgenes and Liberty Canyon roads to start demolishing the old two-lane overpass. The demolition took place between midnight and 5 a.m., at which time the freeway was reopened […]

Miller YMCA sale gives Triunfo a chance

Heavenly Father’s Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Texas fracking billionaire Dan Wilks, is in escrow to purchase the Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park. Proceeds from the sale are expected to help bridge the gap necessary to complete the 65,000-square-foot Triunfo Y facility that has sat vacant for more than three years atop a hillside on Thousand Oaks Boulevard […]

Speed-limit changes approved in Agoura

Speed- limit changes are coming to several streets in Agoura Hills in accordance with a demand by the state that vehicle speeds on city streets be examined every five years. The city must justify its speed limits through engineering and traffic surveys that examine current conditions and other roadway characteristics that might impact drivers, Ramiro Adeva, Agoura Hills public works […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas An unlocked car parked on Clover Trail was robbed the night of Nov. 4. The thief stole a laptop and a flute that had been left in the vehicle. The items were worth $2,000. Westlake Village Someone attempted to steal two Roomba vacuums from the Target at 30740 Russell Ranch Road on Nov. 1. Security guards recognized the individual […]

Calabasas party houses in the news again

From Bieber to YouTube star, city is a hot venue

House parties are a staple of suburban living—teenagers left home alone inviting their friends over, turning the music up and enjoying their independence. It’s often a nuisance to neighbors— police breaking up the party is just as much a part of the experience. But there are exceptions to every rule. While an infrequent house party is to be expected, a […]

Save your biggest thanks for the smallest things

Thanksgiving is a good time for people to take a “gratitude inventory,” the name suggested recently by one local mental health professional. It’s a time to take stock of the good things that come our way and understand why they are truly important. While some events in life make us feel uncomfortable or miffed, they can also be gifts in […]


Calls request a ‘land grab’

Thank you for last week’s article, but the headline, “Viewpoint taking steps to improve traffic,” is so off fact. What a spin. Yes, they’ve “listened,” meaning they know what our concerns are and are now prepping their arguments against us. They have “delayed” their request in order to do so. Interesting when you listen to the headmaster at the City […]