On Tue and Thurs nights this week, all southbound lanes of the 101 freeway will be closed from midnight to 5am. Full announcement from Caltrans below.
As an update to the status of Cabrillo Music Theatre, this week, its board of directors announced that they have exceeded the "Emergency Fundraising Campaign" goal of $250,000, with over 855 donors who have contributed. The board had decided to move forward with the 2014/15 season when they reached 80% of the goal about a month ago.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Malibu/Lost Hills Station would like residents to know about some of the crime fighting resources they have at hand. Once a day, information about local crimes is uploaded to the Sheriff's system and shared with CrimeMapping.com
If you are interested in seeing more about what crimes are happening with the ability to focus on certain addresses or date ranges, http://www.CrimeMapping.com is a resource you can use. See the full announcement from LA County Sheriff Dept below.
A couple of months ago, Cabrillo Music Theatre announced that it needed to change it's financial model to survive. To move forward, Cabrillo's board of directors decided that it needed to raise at least $200,000 of it's $250,000 goal by the end of July -- a week from now.
As of today, Cabrillo is $51,000 short of that goal.
If it doesn't get donations of that amount, the community should expect Cabrillo Music Theatre to close its doors.
If Cabrillo doesn't reach 80% of its fundraising goal, it will return all the donations.
Cabrillo Music Theatre is a tax deductible, non-profit. Those wanting to make donations, can do so at http://www.cabrillomusictheatre.com -- or mail donations to the Cabrillo Music Theatre office, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite B, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Ticket sales, also core to Cabrillo staying open, is also available, along with the new season's schedule at Cabrillo's web site. It's current production, Bye Bye Birdie, ends this weekend.
Las Virgenes Unified School District announced today that it has named Eric Anhalt as the new principal at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village. Mr. Anhalt has served as assistant principal at Lindero Canyon Middle School since 2012, and before that, he was Assistant Principal at Calabasas High School from 2007 to 2012.
The following release comes from LVUSD...
For those in Westlake Village and surrounding areas using Time Warner, your service is going all-digital on June 17. If you have a cable box, or cable card, that attaches to your TV -- you should not need to do anything.
Los Angeles Superior Court ruled today on the temporary restraining order, and injunction, sought against Las Virgenes Municipal Water District regarding the 5 million gallon storage tank project. Linked below is the seven page ruling, and two press releases -- one from each side of the case.
Judge Joanne B. O'Donnell denied the injunction for now, noting that she did not have enough evidence from either side. The case is expected to proceed to trial in due course.
The visible progress on the Lindero Canyon/101 freeway overpass overpass is headed towards its next stage in the next couple of weeks -- ones that will require closures of the 101 traffic, and have it be re-routed off and back on the freeway in the late night hours. Lane closures will start after 8pm, and by midnight each of the nights, there will be a full closure in one direction of the 101.
The closures will take place each night Mon-Fri for the next two weeks. See City's press release for full details.
Los Angeles County Sheriff has just released the news that a bear was struck by a vehicle on the northbound 101 freeway at Lindero Canyon Blvd. this evening at approximately 10:20 pm. Motorists are being cautioned to slow down when driving in this area as traffic may be impacted. California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Animlal Control and Department of Fish and Game have been notified.
Additional details have not yet been released.
On March 27th at 2:30am, Ventura County Sheriff responded to 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting at the Westlake Hyatt Hotel. An extensive investigation started immediately after the shooting where approximately one hundred deputies and the Sheriff’s SWAT team originally responded.
The Amgen Tour of California returns to the Conejo Valley this weekend, Sunday, May 18 from 8am-12pm. If you live anywhere near the race route, you should take note of how traffic will work, and plan for rolling 10 minute delays. The race will consist of three 21 mile circuits and three 4.5 mile circuits. The "Sprint" circuit goes around Westlake Lake, and the finish line is located on Townsgate Road (in front of Gelson’s Market and Brent's Deli). Race begins at 8 am. Live broadcast 10am-Noon on NBC
The most heavily impacted streets are:
Lakeview Canyon Rd. @ Agoura Rd
Westlake Blvd from Townsgate Rd. to Carlisle Rd.
Triunfo Canyon Rd. from Three Springs Drive to Westlake Blvd.
HARD CLOSURES During race:
Westlake Blvd. southbound at Potrero Rd.,
Westlake Blvd. northbound at Agoura Rd./Hampshire Rd.
- then expanding to Triunfo Canyon Rd. during the small circuit.
On Thursday, may 8, from 6-7:30pm the City of Westlake Village will host a "residential focus group" as the first "citizen engagement" opportunity in creating a Information Technology Strategic Plan for the City.
See below for additional information in the full announcement.
About 10 days ago, a Westlake Village resident has filed an action against LVMWD to stop construction of the controversial water tank project at the Westlake Reservoir.
As a matter of balance, below are two press releases, in their own words. You should read both.
First one from LVMWD
Second one from the opposition
The below is the main documents publicly available from Los Angeles County Superior Court. These have been downloaded directly from the Los Angeles County Superior Court system -- these are the case documents that have been imaged by the Court.
In addition, as of May 2, 2014, the following documents are also available directly from Los Angeles County Superior Court:
4/30/2014 NOTICE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Note: Because Neil Ticktin may be a witness, we cannot respond or comment on the legal action just filed against Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. That said, below is a press release that has just appeared on PRWeb. You can see it below in text, or at http://www.prweb.com/releases/LVMWD/Water_Tank/prweb11799352.htm
In addition, the publicly available verified complaint is available as a PDF here or from the LA County Court web site.
Legal Action Filed Against Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Tank Project
Legal action filed against Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) tank project cites public safety issues of blasting near dam, Valley Fever risks, lack of emergency plan; with allegations including "colossal failure to comply with California's public notice statutes"; and asks the Court to invalidate environmental approval, and project approval.
For those interested in the Westlake Shopping Centers Renovation Project (the two adjoined shopping centers at the corner of Westlake Blvd. and Agoura Road where there has been much discussion over tree removal), there will be a "project update" at the next City of Thousand Oaks City Council meeting. The meeting takes place Tuesday, April 22nd at 6pm. Council meetings are held in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre which doubles as Council Chambers, at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
Tonight is a total lunar eclipse, starting around 11pm, with totality around midnight. There's a great description of it by Brian Webb's Launch Alert newsletter below.
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
by Brian Webb
If the weather cooperates, observers in the Southwest and beyond will
be well situated to see a total lunar eclipse on the night of April
As seen from California, the Moon will be well above the horizon for
Some Westlake Revelations readers have noted that they are cutting down trees at the Westlake Plaza Center. According to the City of Thousand Oaks (this is the Westlake Village part of Thousand Oaks), Regency Shopping Centers owns the Westlake Plaza. Per their approved plans, they requested removal of a number of trees for a variety of reasons (health, size constrictions to existing boxes, non-native plantings etc.). According to the City, Regency is "replacing everything with native mature trees."
At 2:30am on Thursday morning, there were reports of shots fired at the Westlake Village Hyatt. The below update has just been released by Ventura County Sheriff.
Thousand Oaks Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred inside the Hyatt Westlake Plaza hotel early Thursday morning. There were no injuries. No suspects have been arrested.
Recently, Westlake Village residents became aware for the first time of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District's plan for six weeks of daily explosives blasting near the dams that create the Las Virgenes reservoir. Contrary to popular opinion, there’s actually two dams, one on each side of the filtration plant, which hold the water back and create the reservoir. This reservoir is the primary storage of water for all Las Virgenes Municipal Water District customers from Westlake Village to Calabasas -- the 3 billion gallons is about 3 months worth of supply for LVMWD customers.