Firefighters ready

Approximately 200 aspiring wildland firefighters—all local military veterans—attended four days of wildland firefighting training from March 2 to 5 at Paramount Ranch in rural Agoura. The vets are members of Team Rubicon, a Los Angeles based nonprofit that meshes the skills of military veterans with first responders in the rapid deployment of emergency response teams. Upon successful completion of the […]

Mad Hatter meets Alice

Costumed duo
helps fete Chamber of Commerce honorees

The men and women who give vibrancy to the local business community received recognition at the 2018 Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce awards gala last Friday at Calamigos Ranch. Winners in seven categories were announced at the March 2 dinner and awards ceremony, “An Evening in Wonderland.” Westlake Village City Council member Brad Halpern and City Manager Ray Taylor […]

Assembly race kicks off

The race is on to fill the 45th Assembly District seat vacated in January by Democrat Matt Dababneh, accused of sexual misconduct while in office. The West Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum on Feb. 21 to introduce the seven candidates who will appear on the ballot in a special election on April 3. The two-hour event was held […]

Golden arches hovering

Calabasas gains pole position

Electricity lines replaced

Southern California Edison will be replacing power poles at eight locations in Calabasas starting April 2. The work is expected to last three weeks Rudy Gonzales, the agency’s government relations manager, said the replacements are routine work. “We have a systematic approach to inspecting our poles,” he said. “They’re inspected periodically, and if we identify them as being structurally susceptible […]

Calabasas continues cleanup at Las Virgenes Creek

Old concrete
debris, invasive plants removed

For the second time in a decade, the City of Calabasas will tear up the concrete-lined surface of its landmark creek and restore it to its natural state. As the city grew over the years, workers and builders changed the course of Las Virgenes Creek, filled it in with concrete channeling and lined it with nonnative trees. On Feb. 15, […]

Keep Cornerstone’s feet to the fire


A March 13 trial date is fast approaching for Cornerstone, the first major commercial and residential real estate development planned for the Agoura Village zone. The 8- acre, 116,000- square- foot Cornerstone project calls for the construction of seven new buildings on a scenic knoll at the doorstep of the Santa Monica Mountains. There, at the intersection of Agoura and […]

Political Cartoon

Cornerstone is a regional issue

Regarding Agoura Hills and the Cornerstone Project, let’s remember who the City Council answers to—taxpayers in the City of Agoura Hills. It would be nice if Oak Park, Westlake Village, Calabasas and Malibou Lake joined residents of Agoura Hills in opposing this ill-advised development. But the only people the City Council will possibly listen to are those who can vote […]

Gun debate

Arming schoolteachers only makes sense if we are assured they would correctly use their firearms all the time and have no accidents at all. This week, the New England Journal of Medicine published research showing that gun accidents in the United States decline significantly when NRA members attend large meetings, and these members are supposedly experts in the use of […]