11-14-18 9:46 a.m. – Please call City Hall, 818.888.9281, if you need assistance following the Woolsey Fire. City Inspectors have visited damaged property and taken initial Damage Estimates. If you find damage on your property, call City Hall to see if it has been inspected.
11-13-18 – Public Health Statement on Santa Susana Field Laboratory – see here
11-13-18 10:30 a.m. – At 12:00 noon today, service people and guests will b allowed entry into the City. There will be no construction TODAY. Construction will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th as will all gate entry rules. Again I would like to thank those amazing residents and staff members who volunteered at City Hall and throughout Hidden Hills during this disaster. Steve Freedland, Mayor
11-13-18 8:55 a.m. – Repopulation for Service People into Hidden Hills will begin at 12:00 noon unless they have a transponder.
11-13-18 8:40 a.m. – Come on Home! The Woolsey Incident Command has lifted the mandatory evacuation order for our City. Residents Only may begin repopulating the community at 9:00 a.m. All 3 gates are open for RESIDENTS ONLY! There will be no construction today. As of this time, there are no workmen or service people allowed into Hidden Hills! I want to personally thank all of the residents and City staff who helped at City hall and assisted in putting out fires around the City. I also want to thank all residents for their patience during this unprecedented emergency situation. Please drive safely. Welcome Home! Steve Freedland, Mayor
11-13-18 7:00 a.m. – The City is still waiting for repopulation order. Also, NO CONSTRUCTION TODAY (Holiday rules enforced).
11-12-18 – **BOIL ALERT NOTICE UPDATE**-Due to the Woolsey Fire and the impact the fire has had on Las Virgenes Municipal Water District infrastructure, the State of California Division of Drinking Water, Los Angeles County Department of Health and Las Virgenes Municipal Water District are issuing a Boil Water Notice. The affected areas are located east of the Ventura County line, south of the City of Westlake Village, north of the City of Malibu and west of Corral Canyon. If you live in the Three Springs neighborhood of Westlake Village you DO NOT have to boil your water and are not part of the Boil Water Notice. If you live in the Cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village, you DO NOT have to boil your water and are not part of the Boil Water Notice. The water is safe to drink. It is not unusual or unexpected to issue a Boil Water Notice under these types of circumstances. The safety of you and your family are of the highest importance. We are diligently working on getting water service operational for you and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. We will notify you when the Boil Water Notice is lifted. Boil Water Notice Boil Water Map
11-12-18 8:50 p.m. – Federal Disaster Funding – see press release
11-12-18 7:30 p.m. – Unfortunately, the Woolsey Fire Unified Command has not lifted the Mandatory Evacuation Order for the City of Hidden Hills. This was not a City decision and out of City’s Authority. Our expectation is we will hear news in the morning (11/13) by approximately 8:00 a.m. Thank you for your patience. Kerry Kallman, City Manager
11-12-18 7:15 p.m. – Legal opinion from City Attorney on City Authority of evacuation order – evacuation order
11-12-18 4:30 pm – At this moment the City does not have an update from the Fire Dept. officials. We appreciate your continued patience and will update as soon as we possibly can.
11-12-18 11:25 a.m. – Mandatory Evacuations still I effect. No update until 4:00 p.m.
11-12-18 10:10 a.m. – Woosley Fire Update – Mandatory Evacuations are still in effect in the City of Hidden Hills. An update should be available at approximately noon today.
11-11-18 9:15 p.m. – The Woolsey Fire Unified Command Law Enforcement Branch (Sheriff’s Department) has ordered a full closure of all gates into Hidden Hills. There will be no access until further notice. If you choose to leave the City, you will not get back in. The City is still under mandatory evacuation orders.
11-11-18 5:56 p.m. – The City of Hidden Hills remains under mandatory evacuations. There is no timetable of when they will be lifted. Continue to call City Hall at 818.888.9281 for any questions or updates.
11-11-18 2:30 p.m. – As of 2:30 pm Sunday November 11, the Woolsey Fire has burned 83,000 acres and is 10% contained. So far, the fire has destroyed 177 structures, and forced the evacuation of 265,000 people throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff is warning residents affected by the Woolsey Fire NOT TO RETURN to their homes. Evacuation zones have not been lifted/rendered clear or safe by first responders. They are working as quickly and diligently as they can to ensure they can get residents home safely. The mandatory evacuation orders in the City of Hidden Hills have not changed.
Current evacuation centers:
- Camarillo Community Center- 1605 E. Burnley St. 93010. Accepts small animals.
- Borchard Community Center – 190 Reino Rd. Newbury Park, 91320. Accepts small animals.
- Goebel Senior Adult Center – 1385 Janss Dr. Thousand Oaks 91362, at capacity
- Thousand Oaks Teen Center – 1375 Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks, 91360 at capacity
- Thousand Oaks Community Center – 2525 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, 91360 closed
- Rancho Santa Susana Recreation Center- 5005 Unit C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, 93063. No animals accepted
- Taft Charter High School – 5461 Winnetka Ave. Woodland Hills, 91364 at capacity
- Pierce College- 7100 El Rancho Dr. Woodland Hills, 91371 (enter off De Soto Ave.)at capacity for large animals – we suggest you do not pick up your animals now as your spot will not be held at facility
- Canoga Park High School
- Palisades Charter High School
- Hansen Dam-at capacity for large animals – we suggest you do not pick up your animals now as your spot will not be held at facility
The Las Virgenes Metropolitan Water District has advised that customers may experience period of localized water outages or low water pressure. If your water looks dirty or cloudy, please do not drink it.
REMINDER: Monday, 11/12 is a holiday and a no work day, so workers will not be admitted.
City Hall will remain open for the duration of the evacuation orders. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 818.888.9281. The City Council and staff along with a lot of resident volunteers are working hard to make sure City Hall is functioning and to be available to all residents. Priority #1 is to make sure everyone stays safe. Please make sure that you are signed up for notifications. Updated information and notification sign ups can be found on the city’s website at www.hiddenhillscity.org.
11-11-18 10:40 a.m. – The city remains under mandatory evacuations. There are no active flames at this time, however this is a very dynamic situation and can change at any moment. Residents are highly encouraged to stay out of the city. Fire personnel are on scene and roads need to be clear. Call City Hall at (818) 888-9281 for any updates.
11-11-18 9:45 a.m. – Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for the City of Hidden Hills. Active flames are in Hidden Hills. Do not return to your homes at this time.
11-10-18 6:45 p.m. – Spectrum-Charter services are still unavailable due to damaged equipment. No ETA as of yet, but the city staff keeps checking on this issue and hopes to have more information soon.
11-10-18 4:25 p.m. – The City remains under mandatory evacuation but residents are able to return home for a short time to gather more supplies and/or necessities. Electricity is slowly being restored to the City. City staff will remain on-site through the evening. For another resource with pertinent information, please visit http://www.lacounty.gov/emergency/
11-10-18 8:15 a.m. – Fire is at 70,000 acres with no containment. All mandatory evacuations, including Hidden Hills, remain in effect. Fire department officials are assessing trigger points and potential burn paths today in relation to evacuation zones. There is no update on power restoration. City Hall remains open, however there is no internet access. City staff will update City website remotely. Residents may continue to call the City Hall landline, 818-888-9281 for further information and updates.
11-9-18 8:30 p.m. – The City remains under mandatory evacuation and will be reassessed in the morning. There is no update on power restoration. Notifications and updates have been difficult as City Hall is without internet service. Other than one or possibly two outbuildings, there has been no major structural damage. City staff will remain on-site through the evening. No further updates unless necessary tomorrow morning.
11-9-18 1:30 p.m. – The City of Hidden Hills has received MANDATORY evacuation orders. Fire on Ahmanson approaching El Dorado Meadow.
11-9-18 8:20 a.m. – The City of Hidden Hills remains under a Voluntary Evacuation. The fire is progressing through the Agoura Hills/Malibu Creek area.
11-9-18 5:13 a.m. – 101 freeway shut down in both directions from Reyes Adobe to Parkway Calabasas.
11-9-18 3:30 a.m. – The City of Hidden Hills is now under VOLUNTARY evacuation orders. It is suggested residents wait until sunrise to return.
11-9-18 1:55 P.M. – The LA County Fire Department has expanded the Mandatory evacuation area to include south of the 101 Freeway between Westlake Boulevard and Las Virgenes Road to Mulholland.
11-9-18 1:00 A.M. – Woolsey Fire Update – The City of Hidden Hills remains under MANDATORY evacuation. The fire is currently burning structures in Oak Park and Agoura Hills.
Two Fire Strike Teams (10 engines) are in the City and will remain overnight. City Hall will remain open throughout the night and will provide updates as necessary.
SHELTER LOCATIONS: TAFT HIGH SCHOOL (5461 WINNETKA AVENUE, WOODLAND HILLS) AND RANCHO SANTA SUSANA COMMUNITY CENTER (5005 E. LOS ANGELES AVENUE, SIMI VALLEY) – HUMANS AND SERVICE DOGS ONLY. Pierce College is now accepting horses.
ALL LAS VIRGENES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, 11/9/18
See list of HORSE HAULERS below available for assistance.
Animal Transfer Care (Alpaca De Pacifica)
Business (805) 553-0777 or Cell (805) 857-5192
Bob Baron Thousand Oaks/Agoura (818) 314-8812
Tita Brown & Peggy Lane Tita Cell (818) 970-5972 Peggy Cell (818) 631-1597
Jerry Daniels – 949.422.6707
Alexis Demangelaere – 805.279.5245
Dale Filkins 805.524.2508
Crystal Hale – 805.704.0739
Haulin Hooves – Darren Lutz – 805.657.0237
Irene Hoefke – 818.404.1400 or 661.424.9806
Jerviss & Sons Horse Transport – Barbara – 805.3408450, 805.649.9398 or Johnny 805.798.4420
Mike Wolfin – 818.882.2241
Alice Zegers – 805.386.9399
Judy Mora – 310.457.7027
John Olk – 310.457.6806 or 310.613.2862
Chrissy Rochford – 805.657.0913 or 805.379.9225
Stephanie Sherman – 661.252.6323 or 661.313.2317
Cindy Stephenson – 805.368.8111 or 805.402.4386
Michael Walker – 310.457.1054
Eric and Robin Greely – home 805.852.0316, eric cell 805.750.6871
Christine Rishell – 661.877.8443
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has ordered a MANDATORY evacuation for the City of Hidden Hills. Residents should evacuate east and south towards the City of Los Angeles or north towards Santa Clarita as the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks is closed.
Continue to check the City website for updated information.