City of Agoura Hills at crossroads with multiple projects pending

In 10 years the heart of the city will be Agoura Village, but how the buildings will position remains unclear

Commercial real estate construction goes in spurts, and when the economy improves the floodgates often open. In Agoura Hills, almost half-a-dozen new retail and residential building projects are in various stages of planning. Cornerstone, The Ave, West Village, AN Investments and Utopia Hills are the first constituents poised to give life to Agoura Village, a 98-acre stretch of prime real […]

How one city weathered Woolsey’s cost

Reports show the Woolsey fire caused an estimated $6 billion in damage to the region. Local cities will be on the hook for damage to parks and other public property unless they can obtain FEMA insurance reimbursement, just like the owners of private property. Even though Westlake Village was mostly spared by the flames in last November’s huge blaze, the […]

An Iris by any other name . . .

On the Trail

Do girl babies given names like Fern, Poppy, Jasmine, Rose and Iris develop a particular leaning toward those plants as they grow up? You have to wonder if there are surveys and statistics tracking such phenomena. Did my elementary school friend Rose Fiorucci become a rosarian or even an annual participant in Rose Parade festivities? Nope, she shied away from […]

Take a chance on a zesty show

play review /// ‘Mama Mia!’

The modern era of the jukebox musical began with “Mamma Mia!” This insufferably effervescent show, built around the greatest hits of Swedish pop group ABBA, debuted in London in 1999 and made its way to Broadway two years later where it lasted for over 5,000 performances before finally closing in 2015. Since then, it has become a permanent part of […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 19: Last day of spring break Mon., April 22: Late start Thurs., April 25: “Why go out of state?” College info fair/6:45 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 19: Last day of spring break Oak Park Eagles Tues., April 23: Classes resumes after spring break. School site council/3:30 p.m. Board of education/6 p.m. Thurs., April 25: Student […]

Her Majesty meets feisty femme pirate

GAME OF THRONES?—No, but visually stunning and almost as fun. Actors Anna Demaria as Elizabeth I (left) and Bridget De Maria as Grace O’Malley star in “The Pirate Queen,” a swashbuckling tale about a real-life pirate. The show went on stage last week at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza. See our story on Page 30.

More trouble

HOT BED—Also on April 11, a pickup truck caught fire and pulled off to the side of the freeway near Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills. There was no report of injury. The incident occurred just hours following the fatal crash that happened up the road at the Lindero Canyon Road exit.

Pet of the week

NEEDS A FRIEND—One half of a bonded pair, Sonny was left behind when his BFF was adopted. He needs a loving family to help him regain his confidence and enjoy a loving home. Meet Sonny, ID No. A5268090 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care […]

Witch hunts continue to incite citizens

play review /// ‘The Crucible’

Cries of “witch hunt!” have been in the news for the past couple of years, but many people probably don’t know the origins of the accusation. If you think it comes from “The Wizard of Oz” or “Wicked,” you’re way off base. Witch- phobia dates back to at least the Middle Ages. In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, thousands of suspected […]

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