2019-08-22 E-Edition

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Calabasas City Council orders all home firearms be secured

Calabasas became the first city in Los Angeles County to approve a gun safety ordinance that requires all firearms at home to be locked up. The City Council unanimously approved the ordinance at its Aug. 14 meeting. The new law will be formally adopted at a council session later this month. The ordinance requires any firearm stored in a residence […]

Kuehl and city tussle over affordable housing

Supervisor wants builder to bypass city planning

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl weighed in this week in the debate over affordable housing in Calabasas, and she’s urging one developer to expand their commercial footprint in a deal that would keep 80 affordable apartments intact. In exchange for letting low- and moderate-income families remain in their homes, owner AvalonBay would be allowed to build 160 new apartments […]

Auto sales slowdown sign of recession?

New car purchases trend downward in 2019

Recent headlines warn about the possibility of a nationwide recession. Whether or not the country sees another economic downturn, the data show consumers learned their lesson from the 2008 collapse and have already begun to slow their spending. A recent report by the California New Car Dealers Association found new vehicle sales fell 5.6% in the first half of 2019. […]

Anderson picked to lead community center

The Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center has found its new executive director. Brianne Anderson, the community services director for Westlake Village, was named as the replacement for former director Annemarie Flaherty, who stepped down in April following 11 years at the community center helm. “I am excited to join the amazing staff and board that have created a special center […]

Heather Locklear ordered into treatment

Hometown celebrity Heather Locklear has been ordered to complete a 30-day residential treatment program in lieu of spending 120 days in jail for hitting, kicking and threatening first-responders during two separate incidents last year at her North Ranch estate. Before her first arrest on Feb. 25, 2018, the 57-year-old actress and graduate of Newbury Park High School allegedly screamed at […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Aug. 12 a thief broke into a car parked on Hillrise Drive by smashing the rear passenger window, causing $300 in damage. They stole a bag and a bottle of prescription pills. The stolen items were worth $310. Calabasas On Aug. 13 someone stole the headlights off a car parked at the Commons. The owner reported leaving […]

City, county play politics with affordable housing

“Affordable housing” is mostly a myth in the Conejo/Las Virgenes valleys. There was a time in Calabasas when builders and governments worked together to provide inexpensive apartment homes for qualified families. Sadly, the arrangement has come to an end. In 1988, before the incorporation of Calabasas, the County of Los Angeles granted Lincoln Malibu Meadows permission to build an apartment […]


Readers respond to Westlake dog park issue

I am writing to try and save the Westlake Village dog park as it’s currently at risk of being closed down permanently. My husband and I take our dog there almost every day. It is vital to his and many other community dogs’ health and wellbeing to be able to access this safe place. Dogs need to be able to […]