Construction starts on new Agoura Hills fire station

Fire Station No. 89 has broken ground in Agoura Hills on Canwood Street. Occupancy is planned for next summer. Marie Givertz, L.A. County project manager, said that grading on the project began on July 13. The fire station will sit on a three-acre lot and span 11,000 square feet. Givertz said that the facility will include one engine company, one […]

Mothers and More hosts fundraiser

Reception for artist scheduled

Gallery at the Landing will host an artist’s reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 8 at 32107 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 108, Westlake Village. The featured artist for this month is Andrea Stanley, a landscape painter who works in oils on canvas. Stanley’s work will be on view and offered for sale through Mon., Aug. 30. Admission to […]

Area teen a technology guru

Alex Guerra of Oak Park was recently admitted to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Technology. Guerra joined 2,000 high school students from around the country in San Jose for an exploration of the technology industry. Throughout the 10-day forum, Guerra engaged in both group and independent projects, including workshops led by industry insiders, product demonstrations, campus visits and tech-commerce […]

Pet of the Week

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn Newspapers FELINE ROYALTY—Princess, a 7-year-old calico cat is extremely friendly and ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. Please see Princess and her friends in the "Habicat Room" and ask for identification No. A3232058. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us

Conejo Players to laugh at romance

Conejo Players Theatre, Inc. will present the romantic comedy "She Loves Me" at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays from Aug. 20 through Sept. 18 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The play revolves around George and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s, who secretly find solace in their […]

Public urged to prepare for fire season

By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Three major fires charred thousands of acres in northern Los Angeles County last month, and fire officials warn that more danger is on the way because of the extremely dry brush conditions created by lower than average rainfall. Referring to the fires that burned nearly 40,000 acres in Lake Hughes, Acton and Santa Clarita in July, […]

Conservancy hopes to preserve Soka site

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the state budget over the weekend with $22 million of Proposition 50 funds going to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which hopes to purchase and preserve the 600-acre Soka University of America campus in Calabasas. Soka University is a private liberal arts college based on a system of education developed by a Japanese educator. The learning […]

Agoura Hills to offer trip to

Summer X Games

The Agoura Hills Recreation Center will sponsor a trip to Staples Center for the Summer X Games. This excursion is for youth ages 11 to 17 and includes admission to the Outdoor Festival and Bike Park Finals and bus transportation. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. Sat., Aug. 7 from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., […]

Local residents graduate, earn dean’s list honors

Carrie Neal, daughter of William and Doris Neal of Westlake Village, recently graduated from Lynchburg College, a private college in central Virginia. The 2000 graduate of Agoura High School earned a bachelor’s degree in English. David Ozar of Agoura Hills was awarded a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. His minor was in film studies. […]

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