2019-03-21

Westlake Village goes EV

City installing almost two dozen charging stations for public use


The City of Westlake Village, traveling on the road to progress, said it wants to be electric-car-friendly. At its meeting last week the Westlake Village City Council voted to install 22 electric vehicle charging stations for public use—16 at the community park on Thousand Oaks Boulevard and six at City Hall. Westlake Village Mayor Ned Davis said the stations are […]

Local hikes in super technicolor



The super bloom in Lake Elsinore’s Walker Canyon drew an estimated 100,000 visitors over the weekend, creating traffic jams and unmanageable crowds that prompted officials to shut off access to the fertile open space. But for Ventura County residents, fields of technicolor wildflowers can be observed much closer to home because hikes in the Conejo and Simi valleys are also […]

Freeway friendly

PLACE YOUR ORDER—Westlake Village City Councilmember Brad Halpern, left, and owner Jeff Helfer, front, third from right, oversee the March 13 ribbon cutting to open 101 North Eatery and Bar, the city’s newest contemporary restaurant at The Shoppes at Westlake, 30760 Russell Ranch Road, Ste. D, Westlake Village. The 101 North website states, “Whether craving a hearty entree, an inventive […]

College Standouts

Delaney Eagle of Calabasas and Zachary Sherin, Diego Louvat, Taylor Corpuz and Jacqueline Banning of Westlake Village made the fall 2018 dean’s list at Northeastern University in Boston. Shauna Berman, Kelsey Hopkins, Christopher Mitry, Kayla Murad, Arielle Simon, and Chloe Wigul from Agoura Hills; Aaron Bastian, Callie Kutasi, and Jenna Morris from Calabasas; and Kyle Wheatley from Oak Park earned […]

2019-03-21 E-Edition

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Enough of Kanan traffic

Solutions to busy road being sought


Gnarly traffic on Kanan Road has plagued residents for years. Now, something is being done to address the problem. The City of Agoura Hills, Ventura County and two public school districts are trying to come up with a plan to ease traffic congestion on the road during peak periods. A regional study of the Kanan Road corridor was discussed by […]

Women will connect over lunch

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection will meet in a program themed “The Perfect Solution” from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., April 10 at Los Robles Greens, Sunset Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The guest speaker is Joanna Forbes of Closet Factory. She has a degree in interior design and says she “loves creating fabulous, functional spaces.” […]

Ventura beach house is close to Marina Park, schools, shopping

Just 12 lots from the sand and ocean, has panoramic views from rooftop deck

This beach bungalow getaway in Ventura Beach has two bedrooms and two baths in 1,189 square feet of living space. The location is on one of Pierpont’s premier lanes and is the 12th lot from the sand, beach and Pacific Ocean. Panoramic island, mountain and ocean views can be seen from the rooftop deck. The den could be used as […]

Carnival benefit ushers in Purim celebration



The parking lot of Temple Etz Chaim was taken over by bounce houses, face painters and a cotton candy booth on Sunday, but the March 17 event wasn’t a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The conservative synagogue on Janss Road threw the party ahead of Purim, which began at sundown Wednesday night. The annual festival drew hundreds of visitors, who cuddled […]

Region governed by new wildlife corridors

Animal protections put into place


Ventura County made history March 12 by becoming the first county in the nation to create special zoning for the protection of wildlife. The so-called wildlife corridors hope to give threatened animals such as cougars more room to run between the mountains and the sea. Three years in the planning and comprising some 500,000 acres with more than 7,390 privately […]