2019-04-04

2019 benefit walk takes the scenic route

Event to fund programs and services for families affected by cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will present its inaugural Hope Walk health fair and family trek on Sat., June 15 around Westlake Lake. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. at CSC headquarters, 530 Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks. Two walks are available in the push to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer: a 5.5- mile stroll […]

Honorees announced for CSC’s Evening of Hope

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara has announced its slate of honorees and two celebrity emcees for the Evening of Hope Gala on Sat., April 27 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. In addition to the awards presentation, the evening will also have a cocktail reception with music by pianist Bryson de Ruyter, dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment and […]

Snake season right on track

FRIENDLY REMINDER—Hiker Karen Loesing of Agoura Hills trekked with a group into Paradise Falls at Wildwood Park on March 26 and saw this large rattlesnake crossing the trail. The Southern Pacific and Western diamondback rattlers, and the occasionally seen and highly venomous Mojave rattlesnake, hibernate through the winter and come out in the spring to eat and to mate. The […]

Rebuilding Westlake North

Report outlines environmental impact due to business park redevelopment


The City of Westlake Village released a preliminary environmental report March 29 that examines the impact of a major redevelopment being considered for the city’s north side next to Thousand Oaks. The report spelled out at the potential for environmental damage that could result from the rezoning of 200 acres of commercial real estate that lies north of 101 Freeway, […]

Area’s oldest shopping center reinvigorated

Business update


Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills is a well-known shopping center, but it’s more than just that. The city’s oldest retail venue has been around for decades, longer than the city itself. Eight years ago the more than 100,000-square-foot center received a major face-lift, and while most of the work is finished, efforts to modernize, yet maintain the property’s historical […]

Crash site remains belong to animal

Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station have recovered what was thought to be human remains from a previously undiscovered plane crash west of Calabasas. The Los Angeles County Coroner was called to the scene, and later determined the remains were not human. A group of hikers found the wreckage early in the afternoon of March 31 north of the […]

Calabasas construction accelerates



Municipal development seems to move at a glacial pace. Between study, design, permitting, funding and public comment, it can be years before new construction ever gets off the ground. In Calabasas, several developments are inching toward completion. The most visible are the West Village and Paxton commercial real estate developments on Las Virgenes Road. Story poles—a series of tall stakes […]

Las Virgenes Creek repairs finalized

Restoration’s phase two showcased on Tuesday


The City of Calabasas cut the ribbon April 2 on its latest restoration work at Las Virgenes Creek. The $3.5-million job brought improvements to a mile-and-ahalf of the previously overgrown and concrete-restricted creek between Agoura and Lost Hills roads on the west side of the city. The work, which started in February 2018, took just over a year to complete. […]

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On SSFL, stop moving the goalpost and get the job done

“When it comes to cleaning up the radiological and chemical carcinogens left behind at the field lab after years of improper handling, time is of the essence. While the politicians and environmentalists fuss over legal technicalities, the clock continues to run and an increasing number of residents are at risk of being exposed to invisible toxins. Enough is enough.” The […]