2020-01-23

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Proposed development brings shops, apartments —and citizen concerns

Housing needed in the city, but builder feels stymied



With a $1.75-billion commitment from the state budget and more than a dozen new bills in the works, Gov. Gavin Newsom late last year set a goal of building 3.5 million new homes over the next five years—and made a promise to meet California’s housing shortage head-on. One developer is ready to build 118 apartments in Agoura Hills, but says […]

WLV community leader dies



Westlake Village has lost a longtime city leader and community benefactor. Betty DeSantis, who served on the City Council from 1995 to 2003, died Dec. 14 at the age of 85. A mother of two, DeSantis was a member of the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education from 1983 to 1987. A former nun, she also volunteered at […]

Resident removes hate signs

A resident of Park Sorrento in Calabasas withdrew the hate messages from his condo balcony late last week following complaints by pedestrians and motorists. Deputies with the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station responded on Jan. 14 to calls objecting to the signage at the home in the 23000 block of Park Sorrento. On the balcony were messages that included a swastika […]

Dreams of winters past when snowstorms slammed the county

White stuff in area mountains and canyons is not unheard of


Typical winter weather in Ventura County sees highs in the 60s and sometimes heavy rain, but it’s rare to see snow fall in the area A smattering of white in the surrounding mountains happens every now and then, but waking up to a winter wonderland at the lower elevations is a rarer occurrence. Here’s an account of some of the […]

It’s a conversation we shouldn’t have to have

Late last year, a Sacramento man was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of human trafficking of a minor and two counts of pimping. James Arthur Powell’s 2018 arrest began with a tip from a Citrus Heights Police Department detective to local sheriff’s deputies that a 14-year-old runaway was believed to be somewhere in […]

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In support of the local school tax

If the children of our community represent our collective future, then the schools of our community represent the foundation on which that future will be built. For over 50 years the Las Virgenes school system has been at the core of our community’s growth and success. As a resident, parent and employee of LVUSD, I have seen firsthand the value […]

What about these expenses?

Since Larry Brown is so concerned about “ethics in government,” what about California legislators doubling the vehicle registration fee, increasing the gas tax to 40 cents a gallon, and reallocating monies that should be paid to the Las Virgenes Unified School District to other districts? What about the LVUSD wanting Agoura Hills, Malibu, Calabasas and Westlake Village property owners to […]


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