Agoura runners take their mark

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The cool, moist weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the more than 3,000 runners who took part in the Dole Great Race of Agoura last Saturday morning, an event that raised thousands of dollars for local schools in Agoura Hills and Oak Park. Danny Greenberg, president of the nonprofit Great Race of Agoura, Inc., didn’t have […]

The highs and Lowe’s of big box development

Well-known home improvement chain brings debate to Westlake Village

The highs and Lowe’s of big box development By Daniel Wolowicz Danielw@theacorn.com The Westlake City Council addressed the presidents of 10 local homeowner associations March 14 and told them that a preliminary environmental review is underway for the proposed Lowe’s home improvement center in town. Lowe’s filed an application with the city in November 2004 to build a 137,000-square-foot home […]

Local schools make the grade

API scores
reflect well

API scores reflect well bertholdo@theacorn.com Local school districts excelled again in the 2004 Academic Performance Index (API) scores, according to the latest report released by the California Department of Education. Each school within the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) and Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) was ranked and compared to similar schools throughout the state. The API is […]

Dressed to impress

Home add-ons build resentment

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Have any of your neighbors expanded their homes and made them community eyesores? Calabasas officials are seeking input from single-family homeowners to help establish design guidelines that would give consistency to the homes in a neighborhood. Calabasas residents soon will receive a survey in the mail asking for ideas and preferences for housing standards. "The (Calabasas) […]

Woman runs over body in road

A 30-year-old man lying on Agoura Road was run over by a car and killed in the early morning hours of March 18, Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies said. A 21-year-old female driver ran over the man in her Honda Accord and then went to her Westlake Village home to report the incident, according to Sgt. John Caffrey of the Lost […]

Teachers vow to battle Schwarzenegger

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The California Teachers Association vows to confront Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over his plan to change California public education. David Sanchez, the teacher’s union vice president, visited Las Virgenes Unified School District classes recently and spoke to a room full of concerned teachers at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. According to Paul Markowitz and Sandi Pope, […]

Race winners

• Chesebro Half Marathon, Overall and Men’s: Sal Bautista, Los Angeles, 1:18:08 • Chesebro Half Marathon, Women’s Overall: Cheryl Smith, Aliso Viejo, 1:27:55 • Deena Kastor 5K Overall and Men’s: Ramon Serratos, Pasadena, 15:20 • Deena Kastor 5K Overall Female: Melissa Mcbain, Newbury Park, 17:21 • Old Agoura 10K Overall: Sergio Reyes, Lancaster, 31:33 • Old Agoura 10K Female: Erin Nehus, Gallipolis, OH, 36:39 • Kids 1 […]

Officials aim for firearm safety

will help

Gunlocks will help By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Too often, a child gains access to an adult’s firearm and gets hurt or even killed. Sheriff and police stations across the country are offering free gun- locks to prevent such tragedies. Local law enforcement stations recently received the kits to give to the public. The federal gunlock program, or Project ChildSafe, partners […]

Where to get free gunlocks

• East Valley Sheriff’s Station at 2101 E. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks •Moorpark Police Station at 26 Flory Ave. in Moorpark • Simi Valley Police Station at 3901 Alamo St. in Simi Valley Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas does not have the kits. For more information about Project Childsafe, visit the website at www.projectchildsafe.org.