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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1994 | FRANK MANNING
The developers of Ahmanson Ranch have asked the Calabasas City Council to overrule the Planning Commission and allow them to extend Las Virgenes Road about 15 feet to the Ventura County line. The City Council will vote on Ahmanson Land Co.'s request Oct. 5 after a public hearing at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. The city's Planning Commission ruled Sept. 8 that the firm's application was incomplete because it did not contain an application for a conditional-use permit and a site plan review.
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September 2, 2008 | Katherine Tulich, Special to The Times
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1987
The California Highway Patrol closed a section of Las Virgenes Road near Agoura for eight hours Sunday morning after icy conditions caused two cars to spin out of control. In separate accidents, the two vehicles hit the ice and skidded off the road shortly before 2 a.m., CHP Officer Diane Lowery said. One vehicle went over a five-foot embankment, but no injuries were reported, Lowery said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2002 | Massie Ritsch, Times Staff Writer
There is little risk that potentially sickening sewage that oozed into Malibu Creek State Park over the weekend will reach beaches and the ocean, a water official said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new traffic study commissioned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Foundation predicts that the proposed expansion of Soka University in Calabasas will cause gridlock on surrounding streets unless the two-lane Las Virgenes Road becomes a six-lane thoroughfare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1992 | MYRON LEVIN and AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When park administrators and Calabasas city officials speak publicly about the controversial Micor housing development proposed in the Santa Monica Mountains, they discuss such considerations as traffic volume, visual impact and open space needs. They have kept quiet however, about a more critical factor. As big and intrusive as the project may be, some insiders believe it holds the key to stopping a far more controversial proposal: The expansion of Soka University.
REAL ESTATE
September 30, 1990
WHITTIER: Phase 2 of Whittier Isles by Whittier Isles Ltd.; 35 single-family homes, 3-5 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, 1,700 to 2,700 square feet; $270,000 to $325,000; November move-ins; sales office open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday at 16510 La Hermosa Drive, reached from northbound Beach Boulevard exit of California 91. CALABASAS: First and only phase of Calabasas Colony Townhomes, a 23-unit gated development by Amper Development Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The city of Calabasas will attempt a quick fix to reduce traffic jams on Las Virgenes Road, a major artery into the city from the Ventura Freeway. The City Council approved an $11,000 expenditure Wednesday night that will pay for an engineer to draw up plans for the Las Virgenes Corridor Traffic Circulation Improvement Project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The city of Calabasas will attempt a quick fix to reduce traffic jams on Las Virgenes Road, a major artery into the city from the Ventura Freeway. The City Council approved an $11,000 expenditure Wednesday night that will pay for an engineer to draw up plans for the Las Virgenes Corridor Traffic Circulation Improvement Project. City officials said the closure of a section of Kanan Road, an increase in the number of cars on the roads and more development in the area has "escalated the bottlenecking of the Las Virgenes Road/Agoura Road intersection," backing up traffic to the freeway offramps during peak hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1992
I was amazed to read the April 10 article "Development Could Stop Soka Campus Expansion" by Myron Levin and Aaron Curtiss. Doesn't the L.A. Times feel any sense of environmental or community responsibility? Aside from Soka officials and lobbyists, most area residents oppose the Soka expansion and the widening of Las Virgenes Road. Why write a blueprint for facilitating such an expansion? Why bother writing the article at all? Next time, just call Soka and sell them the info.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Residents are invited to a community workshop Saturday to offer input on ways to protect and use Las Virgenes Creek. Their ideas will be used to develop a Las Virgenes Creek Watershed Management Plan, and the workshop will include a walk along a portion of the creek, said Heather Merenda, the city's storm-water program manager. "It's so we have a good feel of public opinion before we go before the City Council members and planning commissioners," Merenda said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
The City Council recently approved a study of Las Virgenes Creek that will investigate how development is affecting the watercourse and also incorporate residents' ideas about how to better protect it. The $29,000 study will be performed by graduate landscape architecture students from Cal Poly Pomona and should be completed by mid-June. The students will take aerial photographs, meet with residents and prepare a history of the creek, said Heather Merenda, the city's storm water program manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1998 | SUE FOX
A draft plan to encourage renovation and development around Las Virgenes Road at the Ventura Freeway while preserving the rural flavor of Calabasas was unveiled at a meeting of the city's Planning Commission. The Las Virgenes Gateway Master Plan envisions stone monuments welcoming visitors to Calabasas, abundant landscaping, a new shopping center and a creek reclaimed from its present concrete bed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The city of Calabasas will attempt a quick fix to reduce traffic jams on Las Virgenes Road, a major artery into the city from the Ventura Freeway. The City Council approved an $11,000 expenditure Wednesday night that will pay for an engineer to draw up plans for the Las Virgenes Corridor Traffic Circulation Improvement Project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The city of Calabasas will attempt a quick fix to reduce traffic jams on Las Virgenes Road, a major artery into the city from the Ventura Freeway. The City Council approved an $11,000 expenditure Wednesday night that will pay for an engineer to draw up plans for the Las Virgenes Corridor Traffic Circulation Improvement Project. City officials said the closure of a section of Kanan Road, an increase in the number of cars on the roads and more development in the area has "escalated the bottlenecking of the Las Virgenes Road/Agoura Road intersection," backing up traffic to the freeway offramps during peak hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1997
The view along the Ventura Freeway through the western end of Calabasas is among the most dramatic afforded from an urban highway anywhere in Southern California. Crossing beneath the Las Virgenes Road overpass, a tiny valley unfolds, cradled in the looming Santa Monica Mountains as it winds its way--ever steeper and narrower--along Malibu Creek to the ocean.
REAL ESTATE
January 19, 1986
The formal opening ceremonies of the first phase of the $30-million, 16-acre Malibu Canyon Business Park last week were marked by the dedication of the Calabasas development to the memory of Edwin S. Bingham Jr., an original partner in the project, who died in March, 1984. Bingham was both a former president of the California Mortgage Bankers Assn. and president of the Ralph C. Sutro Co.
NEWS
April 17, 1985
Two men reportedly shot at a California Highway Patrol officer during a routine traffic stop, sheriff's deputies reported. Sgt. Dennis Burns of the Malibu sheriff's substation said authorities had no idea what prompted the shooting. The officer, who was not hit, was identified as John Neilsen, who has been on the force six months, a CHP spokesman said. Two shots were fired from the passenger side of a dark-colored Jeep that had been stopped on northbound Las Virgenes Road at Tapia Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
A public hearing will be held Tuesday on Las Virgenes Municipal Water District's proposal to renew a controversial parcel tax implemented last year to raise money for the fiscally strapped agency. Since July, the district has charged landowners $10 for any one-acre or smaller parcel, and $10 per acre for parcels larger than one acre. The district says the $500,000 it expects to take in annually from the tax will go toward upkeep of drinking-water delivery facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1994 | FRANK MANNING
Ahmanson Ranch developers are asking the Calabasas City Council to throw out a Planning Commission decision and allow the firm to extend Las Virgenes Road to the Ventura County line. The City Council is scheduled to vote on Ahmanson Land Co.'s request Oct. 5 , following a public hearing at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. The city's Planning Commission ruled Sept. 8 that the firm's application was incomplete, and denied the request to extend the road about 15 feet. Ahmanson Land Co.
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