November 28, 1985
I expect you have traced the river back to its source, the confluence of Bell Creek and Calabasas Creek. We are concerned with Calabasas Creek because it flows through some property we own and used to be a source of water for the Leonis ranch. Almost all of Calabasas Creek, which starts from springs in the mountains above Calabasas, is either rechanneled or in underground conduits. We are trying to preserve in a natural state a small piece between Calabasas Road and the Ventura Freeway as a small nature park kept open for the public.
September 2, 2008 |
NESTLED IN the oak-filled foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains in western L.A. County, Calabasas is an upscale community firmly rooted in small-town charm. The origin of its name is, however, less certain. It's believed original settlements of Chumash Indians named the area Calabasas, from the Indian word for "where the wild geese fly," while a more popular theory claims it comes from the Spanish word for pumpkin, an interpretation celebrated by the area's annual Pumpkin Festival in October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1986
Regarding the article on the Sagebrush Cantina and Calabasas (View, Sept. 18) I would like to add my sincerest support to the concern of our neighbors and friend, Ms. Florence Gadbois of Parkway Galleria. Ms. Gadbois expressed what has become of late the consensus that Calabasas Road needs a crosswalk or two in this immediate area because of the terrific amount of foot traffic. We do agree for several reasons, not the least of which is our concern for the safety of our patrons who visit our neighbors' shops before and after they have dined with us. Calabasas Road traffic will continue to be an irritation as our community grows and prospers, but we stand ready to assist, to support and to respond in any effort to ease the problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1998 |
With an eye toward saving money and nudging their proposed civic center out of the shadows of a nearby movie theater, Calabasas officials may decide to build the center much closer to Calabasas Road. The civic center, which would house City Hall and a library, is part of the larger Calabasas Park Centre, a 67-acre development at Parkway Calabasas and Calabasas Road that planners envision as the city's centerpiece. Under the previous plan, motorists cruising along Calabasas Road would have had a view mainly of a six-screen movie theater, restaurants and office buildings, with the civic center somewhat hidden toward the rear of the property, said Planning and Building Services Director Mark Persico.
August 18, 1985
Inspired by the Leonis Adobe Monument, the Leonis Plaza shopping and office center is under construction on a 39,365-square-foot site at 23548-64 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, with completion scheduled by Nov. 1. The site was leased from Leonis Adobe Assn. for 31 years at an aggregate cost of more than $2.25 million by a partnership of George Krebs, Jeff Allwine and Al Dickens. Both parties were represented by Charles Dunn Co., San Fernando Valley.
June 30, 1985
The historic Leonis Adobe Monument in Calabasas is the inspiration behind the Leonis Plaza development to be constructed directly across the street from the landmark building at 23548-23564 Calabasas Road. Leonis Plaza, currently under construction, will be a $1-million, two-story development of retail specialty shops and office space modeled after the historic site. I Construction of Sherman Oaks is the architect and contractor for the project.