2021-06-24 E-Edition

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Wind at her sails

Law changes game on single family zoning

State encourages homeowner lot splits as housing shortage intensifies

When he was running for the office of governor of California, Gavin Newsom pledged the construction of 3.5 million homes to alleviate the state’s housing crisis. That’s not going so well. Housing experts say fewer than 100,000 new dwellings have been built since the governor’s reelection. Several pieces of legislation designed to add housing have failed to gain traction, but […]

Build new homes, where?

Cities face daunting challenge

Solving the California housing crisis might seem as simple as pouring a foundation and putting hammer to nail, but it’s more complicated than that. Local cities must balance the state’s demand for new housing with the interests of developers and environmentalists. California regulations require cities to add housing, particularly affordably priced homes, but a multiplicity of affordably priced homes will […]

Settlement reached in Vanessa Bryant suit

Vanessa Bryant settled a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday with the company that operated the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, the couple’s daughter and seven others when it crashed last year in the hills of western Calabasas. All nine passengers died. “Plaintiffs and defendants jointly report that they have agreed to settle their claims in the above-entitled action,” said the court filing […]

Accused Malibu Cyn. shooter gets delay

Los Angeles County will have to wait another month to find out if its case against Anthony Rauda can proceed. It’s still unclear if Rauda, the man charged with the murder of Tristan Beaudette at Malibu Creek State Park Campground in 2018, is mentally fit to stand trial. The court is waiting for the last of three reports from mental […]

Cougar found dead near resident’s property

Mountain lions dead from a variety of causes have been found in the woods, hills and freeways throughout the Santa Monica and Santa Susana mountains. Rarely is a deceased cougar found in a resident’s backyard. Robert Wachbrit, a resident of Dos Vientos in Newbury Park, saw a mountain lion on the ground just past a fence in his yard on […]

A birthday party and a reopening

The Calabasas Senior Center will host a celebration tomorrow, June 25, to mark the fifth anniversary of the popular facility at the city civic center. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday. The afternoon activities will celebrate not only the five-year anniversary of the senior center, but its official reopening following the pandemic. Members of the […]

Think your local tap water isn’t up to snuff? Then think again

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California serves the best-tasting tap water in the nation. That’s the conclusion a panel of judges came to recently as part of the 31st annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition featuring water sourced from 14 countries and 19 states. Metropolitan garnered top honors in the municipal water category, with its member agency, the […]


Agoura Hills On June 14 a person smashed the front passenger window of two cars parked on Canwood Street, causing $500 damage to each. Someone smashed the front passenger window of a car parked on Windsong Lane on June 13. The culprit caused $500 damage to the vehicle. On June 13 someone stole the catalytic converter from a car parked […]