Cornerstone doesn’t measure up, judge says

Project halted pending further environmental review

Cornerstone, the first major development in the Agoura Village zone, was halted May 23 by a judge’s ruling that said the 8-acre mixed-use project has not been adequately vetted and needs further environmental review. The 116,000-square-foot development at the southeast corner of Cornell and Agoura roads in Agoura Hills calls for the construction of seven buildings that include shops, restaurants, […]

Sabato Jr. advances to meet Brownley in November

Race is on for U.S. Congress 26th District

Democrat incumbent Julia Brownley was the runaway winner in Tuesday’s primary for U.S. House of Representatives District 26, winning 53 percent of the vote with thousands of late mail-in and provisional ballots left to be counted. The night’s real contest was the race for second to see who would face Brownley in the fall between Republican challengers Antonio Sabato Jr. […]

Olin family gets $12M

Cyclist struck by deputy’s vehicle

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced last week they would pay $11.75 million to the family of Milt Olin Jr., a bicyclist who was killed four years ago after he was struck by a vehicle driven by an L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy. On Dec. 8, 2013 Olin, an entertainment attorney who lived in Woodland Hills, was cycling on […]

Irwin leader in 44th

With a decisive vote Tuesday, locals have narrowed the race for California’s 44th District Assembly to two. Appearing on the November ballot will be incumbent Democrat Jacqui Irwin and Republican attorney Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy. Democrat Robert Zelinsky, a chiropractor from Oak Park, finished a distant third. Irwin, earning 51 percent of the primary vote, is running on her record of addressing […]

Gabriel best in 45th

Oak Park native Jesse Gabriel, a Democrat, won the top spot in Tuesday’s runoff election to represent California’s 45th Assembly District. The 36-year-old Gabriel will finish the remainder of former representative Matt Dababneh’s term, which lasts until the end of the year. Gabriel defeated Republican Justin Clark, a 19-year-old resident of Calabasas. The 45th District, which includes Calabasas, Encino and […]

Lost Hills housing discussed

Homes proposed near new overpass

For the communities that have endured three years of construction on the Lost Hills overpass, this summer’s planned ribbon-cutting is a signal that life will soon return to normal. But on its heels comes another construction project in the area: a housing development that could end the quiet sooner than some residents would like. Real estate developer Borstein Enterprises held […]

City, water district pioneer Helsley dies

Calabasas activist Harold “Hal” Helsley died April 11 and was known for his love of the environment as well as his role in the founding of the City of Calabasas in 1991. Helsley, a Calabasas resident, died of leukemia at the age of 81, three days before his 56th wedding anniversary. He served for 20 years on the board of […]

The many angles of Cornerstone

It happened: A judge ruled against the City of Agoura Hills and suspended development of the 8-acre Cornerstone development in Agoura Village. But the May 23 decision by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel still leaves many questions unanswered. The 116,000-square-foot development calls for seven new buildings on a scenic knoll at the doorstep of the Santa Monica Mountains. […]

Political Cartoon

Readers disagree with owner’s decision to leave dog in car

Maybe the owner who left their dog in the car and went to the movies should try spending a couple of hours in her Land Rover, with one window “open a few inches,” while Bella the pup goes to the movies. If she wants to leave her dog in her car, she should at least purchase a dog crate and […]