Enough residents attended the LVUSD board meeting last night to convince the five board members to vote 5-0 to NOT okay building the solar panels at either Agoura or Calabasas High Schools. Several Old Agoura residents who live near Agoura High spoke of the possible additional visual pollution added to the tacky moving sign boards already there, referencing the existing example at Taft High in Woodland Hills. Jess Thomas coupled Kirk Allegro’s excellent letter points with his own technical comments about the proposed plants lack of efficiency and uncertain fiscal benefits. The board seemed genuinely pleased to have received our thoughtful concerns and voted accordingly. Larry Brown was the only non-Old Agoura resident to testify.
Those who listened to last night’s Planning Commission meeting on Calabasas TV heard the announcement that a revised version of the Standard Pacific development is going to be coming back for hearing before the City. The project location is on the east side of Las Virgenes Road just north of the Water District Headquarters. This time around the developer is proposing 80 townhomes instead of the 86 condos approved by the City a couple of years ago.
Newcomer Skylar Peak, incumbent John Sibert and former Councilmember Joan House delivered the votes on April 10, and won the three Malibu City Council seats up for grabs. Continue reading
Thirty-five years ago the Los Angeles Times Magazine ran a magnificent, full page color photo of Piuma Ridge and Malibu Canyon under the heading of “Last Chance for a Wild, Wonderful World”.
The Federation pays tribute to Peter Douglas, long-time Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, who just passed away. As Director of the Coastal Commission, Peter was an unequivocal hero – a legend in protecting our coastal resources from unscrupulous development.