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October 2, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Residents living downwind of the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility got a lesson in bio-solids composting as officials tried to assure them the facility is safe, despite sometimes noxious odors. The Monday night community meeting, called by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, was held to try to allay fears generated by claims from a former composting plant employee who said he was made ill by pathogens and airborne bacteria. The employee also claimed the community is at risk.
August 14, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Calabasas residents climbed on the playground equipment, rode their bicycles and held an impromptu roller hockey game at the Juan Bautista de Anza park--the city's newest venue for fun. Under construction for nearly a year, the facility opened to the public last week. It is the first major park built by the young city and visitors said it was a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
August 2, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce's 18th annual golf tournament will see a few changes this year. It picks up a corporate sponsor and, for the first time, the event will benefit a charity as well as the chamber itself. Calabasas-based Breath Asure Inc. will sponsor the 1996 Charity and Celebrity Golf Classic, which begins at 1 p.m. Monday, with proceeds going to the chamber.
May 18, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
The City Council has given a cool reception to a tentative proposal that would levy fees on new businesses to help Calabasas meet state mandated affordable housing requirements. Some council members say they fear that such fees would discourage new businesses from locating in the city. "It may even be regarded as anti-business, which we are trying to avoid," Mayor Bob Hill said.
May 15, 1996 | TIM MAY
The city of Calabasas is seeking three people to serve on its newly established building and safety board of appeals. Qualified individuals would include licensed architects, engineers and construction contractors, said Tim Steenson, a city building official. The board would hear appeals concerning the interpretation of building codes brought by developers of projects in the city, Steenson said.
April 9, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
The city of Calabasas will celebrate its fifth anniversary Saturday with a party at the Edmund D. Edelman Tennis and Swim Center in Calabasas. The party, which will run from noon to 5 p.m., will feature live entertainment, games, a sumo wrestling demonstration, a mini-train ride for children and free tennis and swimming. Food will be available for a fee. Children will paint a wall mural that will be displayed later at either City Hall or the tennis and swim center, city officials said.
January 3, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
The city of Calabasas plans a grand opening Jan. 13 for its new library in the Parkway Calabasas Shopping Center. City Council members and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky are scheduled o be on hand for the event, which begins at 11 a.m. at the library, 23645 Calabasas Road. Until now, the city's library has been housed in a tiny room in City Hall that held about 4,000 volumes. Officials say the new, 1,500-square-foot facility will house about 12,000 volumes.
Two intertwined development battles over the future of oak-studded valleys in the Santa Monica Mountains have taken divergent paths--one that will preserve bucolic scenery in Topanga Canyon, another that could scuttle efforts to create a showcase park near Calabasas. On one front, the seemingly endless spat over a proposed housing development and golf course in Topanga Canyon finally came to an end with the successful purchase of 662 acres at the top of the canyon for parkland.
September 27, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The city of Calabasas is seeking input from the public on its first-ever development code, which is being drafted and which officials said is expected to be completed sometime next year. A round of public hearings will begin in October on various aspects of the plan, officials said. On Oct. 12, a hearing will be held on parking and housing construction issues in Old Topanga Canyon and the Calabasas Highlands.
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