2019-10-31 E-Edition

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Affordable housing ground zero for Calabasas debate

City, developer argue over new construction

Residency in Calabasas has become a status symbol not unlike the badge of honor worn by others who live Southern California’s elite communities. But as the city’s prominence grows, low- and moderate-income families are being priced out of the market, and affordable units from east side to west side have become harder to come by than ever. The median price […]

Las Virgenes fires keep nerves on edge

High winds and more trouble return Wednesday

A pair of wind-driven fires hit Calabasas this week, the first on Monday morning when a small blaze dubbed the Oak fire burned atop the iconic strawberry shaped hill on the city’s west side at the corner of the 101 Freeway and Las Virgenes Road. The flames were quickly extinguished despite the dangerous red flag winds. It was out by […]

Town hall discusses Woolsey shortcomings

Staffing and coordination criticized

Local residents, many of whom evacuated their homes as the Woolsey fire approached, were given the chance to speak publicly about their experience during a town hall meeting at Agoura High School last week in which a Los Angeles County report highly critical of the fire response was released to the public. The document published by Citygate Associates, a Folsom, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Oct. 19 a thief broke into a locker at the LA Fitness on Roadside Drive and stole a set of car keys that had been left inside. The keys were used to enter the owner’s vehicle, parked outside, and $380 worth of property was subsequently stolen. The culprit took the owner’s wallet, which contained his driver’s license, […]


An article last week incorrectly stated that mountain lion P- 22, the famous Hollywood cat, had died following the Woolsey fire. While he is known to have suffered from rodenticide poisoning in the past, he is still alive, officials said.

Winds, fires and no electricity the real tricks this Halloween

Ah, Southern California in the fall. It’s that time of year when the winds kick up, the temperatures rise and the threat of fire greets practically every new day. It feels like we’re living in one big haunted house, and if Mother Nature huffs and puffs any harder we’re all going to just blow away. But, hey, there’s always pumpkin […]


Lake’s 50th

I wanted to correct the statement by Mr. Tramonto that there was no swimming allowed in the Westlake Village Lake. We moved to the First Neighborhood in 1967 and at that time there was swimming allowed in the lake. They even had a sandy beach we would go to with our lunches and beach towels and swim in the lake […]