2018-12-06

Starry night benefit helps victims

Celebs gather at King Gillette Ranch


Two weeks ago, Joe Rickabaugh returned to his Seminole Springs neighborhood to sift through the remains of his home. The Woolsey fire had reduced it to ashes. Last Sunday, the mood was much brighter as Rickabaugh appeared at King Gillette Ranch near Calabasas to watch pop megastars Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry perform at the One Love Malibu Festival, an […]

Festival of Lights

COMMUNITY SPIRIT—Rabbi Moshe Bryski of the Chabad of the Conejo greets visitors to a Dec. 3 menorah lighting and evening of entertainment at the Shoppes at Westlake Village shopping center. Left, Bryksi oversees Wednesday’s menorah lighting at Agoura City Hall. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival that remembers the rededication of Jerusalem’s second Jewish temple in 160 B.C. It is […]

Commons celebrates 20th

Calabasas shopping center born out of conflict, desire for a better city


For months the bickering went on: Calabasas City Council members in a slow grind with mega- L.A. developer Rick Caruso over just about every single aspect of how the grand new shopping center on Calabasas Road would look like. Arguing at meetings into the wee hours of the morning over building materials, paint colors, parking spaces and building heights, the […]

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Chesebro overpass renovation underway

Work will take two years


Construction has begun on the $13-million Chesebro Bridge upgrade over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The Chesebro Road/Palo Comado Canyon Road interchange will also undergo renovation. Crews started working on the project Nov. 28, putting up signs, removing vegetation and installing concrete safety barriers in the project areas. The work required the northbound on- and off-ramps to be closed […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Three people attempted to break into a home on Caspian Court on Nov. 28. The resident, who was home at the time, was notified by her security system that someone was in her yard. Through her window she saw three people in dark clothes, masks and gloves and shouted at them, at which point they ran away. On […]

GOP women will host holiday party

Woodland Hills Republican Women Federated members will meet from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 13 in the Oak Room at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. The event will include officer installations, shopping, lunch, festive music by Jeff Lass, a Sweet Taste of Liberty bake sale and Toys for Tots donations. The lunch cost is $26. […]

Oak Park comes up with recovery plan

Lessons learned


Oak Park was one of the communities hit hardest by the Woolsey fire. The unincorporated town in eastern Ventura County lost 15 homes to the flames. The randomness of the devastation left many locals bewildered— whole neighborhoods went untouched except one or two homes that were reduced to ashes. But the community has begun to recover. As soon as residents […]

After fire, comes rain

Experts from Ventura County’s Office of Emergency Services and Public Works Agency will host a Flood and Mud Preparedness Event and Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Dec. 8 at the Oak Park High School pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road. The free public event is open to all Ventura County residents. The speakers will share information about how homeowners […]

Love-hate relationship with the shopping mall

As the holidays approach, the retail experience is heating up and so are trips to the mall. Often we object when shopping centers are built on land we’d rather see left as open space—and we gnash our teeth at having to deal with the traffic and parking problems that accompany the holiday mall experience. Yet, build it and they will […]