Tonight, Westlake Village released the numbers from today's vote for City Council members. Of the 6,012 registered to vote, 1,312 cast their ballots -- plus about 130 mail in ballots yet to be counted. This results in a voter turnout similar to the 2013 election. The low turnout may trigger a California mandate to change which year Westlake Village holds its elections -- to coincide with Federal elections.
From highest to lowest, the three council member candidates received the following vote counts:
This morning, some Westlake Village residents woke to a 3.3 magnitude earthquake 7 km WNW of Malibu near Solstice Canyon — this makes it 6.9 miles from the center of Westlake Lake.
2015-10-25 11:05:01 UTC (4:05am locally)
As always, this serves as a good reminder for all to check their emergency supplies.
Westlake Village has an upcoming election for City Council members. There are two seats up for election including the one that currently is vacant after Philippa Klessig resigned. There are three candidates running (in alphabetical order): Bill Kehaly, Kelly Honig and Ned Davis. The two candidates that get the most votes, win the seats.
Tomorrow, is the 14th anniversary of 9/11. As I wrote on the 10th anniversary, "On September 11, 2001, the world's worst and best showed their faces on the same day for one of the ultimate confrontations of good vs. evil." (http://www.westlakerevelations.com/2011/09/11/10th-anniversary-september...)
There were 3,000 children born on 9/11/2001. They don't know the world before 9/11, but have a grasp better than most. Tomorrow, they turn 14 years old -- and they have a message for us: do at least one good deed to honor the 9/11 victims and responders.
While November seems far away, the filing periods for those elections is coming up quickly for both the City of Westlake Village, and Las Virgenes Unified School District. Those interested in running in the upcoming election for either will need to file by the first week in August.
If you support LVUSD, Agoura High School, or live musical theater, today's deadlines have relevance to you.
AHS Grad Nite: Today is the last day to sign up for the June 11th event. This last minute deadline can be paid in cash or credit card only ($225), and must be signed up by today, June 5. This is the parent produced "safe and sober" grad nite that has taken place at AHS for nearly 25 years. Each year is a secret location. See http://ahsgradnight.com
THE Event: Produced by The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools, at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Proceeds to support LVUSD. Today is the last day for Early Bird Pricing ($135 per person) to sign up for The Event on June 6th, 5-11pm. See http://www.theeventparty.org for more info and tickets.
Marvelous Wonderettes: With 3 shows this weekend (Fri night, Sat matinee, Sat evening -- some already sold out), this student produced/directed musical is a "cotton-candy colored, non-stop musical blast from the past!" This musical marks the beginning of exploring new ways to make the LVUSD Black Box theaters more accessible to community productions aside from those that are already using the facilities (such as paid tuition programs, or LVUSD’s theater curriculum). All proceeds go to support the arts and LVUSD’s PAEC. Tickets at: http://bit.ly/marvwonder
This morning around 7am, LA County Sheriff received a call from a fisherman at Westlake Lake that a male (caucasian) in his 70's was floating in the water near the boat docks. The Sheriff responded, and the coroner removed the body. There's no trauma nor foul play suspected. The belief is that the man had a medical emergency (such as a heart attack or stroke) and then fell into the water.
A helicopter happened to be nearby on its way to a training event, heard the call, and flew over the lake to take a look at the situation, and then continued to its original destination.
Residents driving along Triunfo Canyon Road between Lindero and Three Springs drive may have noticed a large "curtain" along the greenbelt next to Westlake Lake, and wondering what it is. In short, this is a sound wall. Westlake Management Association (WLMA) is drilling a third water well (they have two in operation already) to pump water into the lake. Drought conditions have put the lake in a situation where it requires more water than the existing wells can produce. And, much of the pumping takes place during the summer.
With 130+ firefighters, and favorable wind conditions blowing embers back, Ventura County Fire Incident Command says the fire has now been contained, and measures 3.2 acres. Extensive mop-up is needed.
At 11:21 this morning, Ventura County Fire Department and CAL FIRE responded to a vegetation fire near Lake Sherwood (East Potrero Rd & Pixton St in the Ventura County side of Westlake Village). There are now almost 30 units and almost 80+ firefighters on the scene. As of noon, the fire was at 5 acres, and VCFD has structure protection in place.
According to an article by Bloomberg today, Comcast plans to walk away from its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, one of the primary Internet providers for Westlake Village, Agoura, and Calabasas. Reportedly, the FCC is "leaning toward concluding the merger doesn’t help consumer consumers."
As was previously announced, Westlake Village city council member Philippa Klessig has stepped down as she has sold her home, and is moving away from the area (as one might expect, council members must reside in the City of Westlake Village). Last night was council member Philippa Klessig's last meeting. During the meeting a number of local dignitaries thanked Mrs. Klessig for her years of service.
As originally reported (http://www.westlakerevelations.com/2015/01/29/lindero-cyn-overpass-overl...), the City has been waiting for warmer weather to re-pave the Lindero bridge.
The City of Westlake Village has now just announced...
LINDERO CANYON/101 FREEWAY BRIDGE PAVING PROJECT SCHEDULED TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 17
Recently, residents have noticed that much of the work for the Lindero Canyon overpass has been completed, but that the road is full of potholes and very rough. Here's a quick update on the project.
From LA County Sheriff...
At approximately 12:40pm today, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station received a call from Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills that a student had seen a female with a gun on Eagleton, a street very close to the school.
The school was immediately put on lockdown to secure the safety of the students while Sheriff's deputies searched the campus and surrounding streets. the female in question was reportedly in a brown truck.
For the 5th year, Lydia Gable of Keller Williams Realty and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group will hold their annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village. This year, the event is a week early -- the idea is to benefit kids that need coats more than ever due to the particularly cold temperatures the area has been experiencing.
Saturday, January 10th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. they will have the annual coat collection and are having a "huge truck load of snow delivered for the day, This community event is a great opportunity to bring the whole family for complimentary snow play and sledding, coffee and smoothies, and winter crafts."
They simply ask you to "bring new or gently used winter clothes of all sizes, including coats, sweaters, hoodies, mittens/gloves, winter hats and scarves, to benefit Casa Pacifica in Camarillo – a facility that provides emergency shelter, medical assessment and treatment, and a host of other services to children removed from their homes for abuse and neglect. The agency also provides community-based interventions for children and families in need."
From LA County Sheriff, and LA County Public Works...
Beginning approximately January 15, 2015 Malibu Canyon Road will be closed from 9 pm – 5 am every night while under construction. Los Angeles County Public Works is undertaking this massive 7 month project in order to improve the tunnel’s interior lining by replacing steel plates inside of the tunnel. Other improvements will be made to the roadway in order to improve road safety and driver comfort. The project will also bring water quality benefits with the construction of a vegetated swale, which will filter pollutants from storm water and help replenish groundwater supplies.
The Interview -- the Sony movie in national news -- will be showing in local theaters starting tomorrow, Christmas Day. For those that want to see it, there are 3-4 showings each at the Regency Janss Marketplace 9 and Regency Agoura Hills 8 as well as in theaters further from the area.
In addition, Sony has just started making the available (as of this morning) through $6 online movie rentals as well as purchase. See the following sites and services for more information.
This just out from LA County Sheriff, Malibu/Lost Hills Station.
At 10:30 this morning, a Hispanic female walked into the U.S Bank inside Vons grocery store on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills and gave the teller a letter demanding she be given money. After the teller refused to give her any cash, the female suspect left the location. No weapon was seen.
This coming Tue, December 23rd, LVMWD will doing a “heavy construction” day for the controversial tank project in Westlake Village. This day will have a concrete truck going in or out of Three Springs an average of once every 3.5 minutes starting at 7am (58 trucks in, and out). The trucks are expected to travel through Westlake Village, up Lindero Canyon, onto Triunfo Canyon, and into Three Springs. They will exit Three Springs onto Triunfo to Westlake Blvd through the City of Thousand Oaks side of Westlake Village.