Don’t give street sweepers the brush-off, you need them

City service not cheap, but vital

Some city services have a clear purpose—for example, garbage trucks keep trash from piling up in the streets. Others are not so apparent. Street sweepers provide a service that may not be entirely obvious to the casual observer. Westlake Village, Calabasas and Agoura Hills all contract with private street sweeping companies to remove trash and keep waterways clear. “(Street sweeping) […]

Corrigan rides off into the sunset

Locals say ‘happy trails’ to eccentric restaurateur and urban cowboy

Corrigan’s Steakhouse is mourning the loss of its signature cowboy. Tom Corrigan, the 73-year-old owner of the western-themed Thousand Oaks Boulevard mainstay, died March 14 at his home in Lynn Ranch with his wife and niece by his side. Illness had kept him from the restaurant he loved for longer and longer stretches over the past year, so friends were […]

Pinnacle agent helps find homes for TV celebs

Bradley Bredeweg, co-creator and writer of the television drama series “The Fosters,” paid $1.72 million for a single-story home in Valley Village owned by actress Lauren German. The three-bedroom and three-bathroom home has been remodeled and features a private backyard with pool, spa, two brick patios and mature trees. Inside are hardwood floors and bright, airy rooms. The white kitchen […]

Wildlife Center is nuts for squirrels

Spring is here, and the Calabasas based California Wildlife Center will soon be inundated with over 400 orphaned baby squirrels. The vulnerable babies requiring almost constant care and must be hand-fed multiple times daily with a specialized formula. CWC is seeking to raise $5,000 through an online fundraising campaign titled “Are You Nuts for Squirrels?” for the Orphan Care Unit. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A catalytic converter was stolen from a car parked on Dovetail Drive the night of March 19. The converter was valued at $2,700. A vehicle parked on Meadow Vista Way had a catalytic converter of similar value stolen the night of March 16. Both vehicles were Toyota Priuses. On March 7 someone broke into a car parked on […]

Easter egg hunts are for big kids, too

Family Man

Last Easter I designed the greatest Easter egg hunt of my Easter-egg-hiding career—with the help of the Easter Bunny, of course. When I made the announcement that there’d be a hunt in our backyard, my son, who was 13 at the time, announced that he was too old to search for Easter eggs. A 13-year-old too old for an Easter […]

Tips for finding ideal properties in Conejo Valley

COMMENTARY /// Real estate investments

There are countless advantages to investing in real estate, especially properties within the ever-popular Conejo Valley real estate market. With home prices rising, the Conejo Valley real estate market is doing better than ever before. Known for its good financing, high quality of homes and award-winning school districts, the Conejo Valley is a great place to consider investing in local […]

Trips, meetings for bird lovers

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will offer the following activities. Field trips start at 8 a.m. Attendees are advised to bring binoculars or contact the listed leader in advance if loaners are required. For more information, visit conejovalleyaudubon.org. Mon., April 2 at 7:30 p.m., public radio journalist Loretta Williams will present “Return of the Socorro Dove” at the Western Foundation […]

Thieves hit local cars

Eight cars were broken into along Calabasas Road the night of March 16, the sheriff’s department said. Thieves hit three cars parked outside Lovi’s Delicatessen and five parked at The Commons shopping center and stole valuables that had been left inside. Footage from security cameras in the parking lot of Lovi’s showed a silver or grey four-door sedan entering the […]

At the library

The Calabasas Library will offer the following free activities at 200 Civic Center Way. There will be no tutoring programs from Sat., March 31 through April 7. Story time is cancelled Wed., April 25. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. Thurs., April 5 and 26 at noon, Yoga and You. Bring yoga mat/large towel. Sat., April 7 […]

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