Schools need more nurses


A ‘cloud is hanging over Las Virgenes By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Unified School District warns that it has an urgent need for additional school nurses and that the health of students depends on it. The average ratio of school nurses to students in California is one nurse to 2,790 students, but in LVUSD the ratio is 1 […]

Fire service day

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is hosting a Fire Service Day May 15 from noon until 5 p.m. at Juan DeAnza Park in Calabasas. The department will have fire fighting demonstrations, displays and equipment inspection. DeAnza Park is at 3701 Lost Hills Road.

Summer Camp Info

Agoura Hills Recreation Center hosts an Ice Cream Social and Camp Meet ’N’ Greet event for kids and parents from 2 to 4 p.m. at 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. Learn about their summer camp options, meet staff and instructors. With games, face painting and ice cream sundae-making for kids. (818) 597-7361

Pet of the Week

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CONTENTED CAT—Annabelle, an 8-year-old declawed domestic shorthair, was given up by her owner. This indoor-only cat comes with a pet carrier and can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Annabelle home, ask about identification No. A3345287. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Old Agoura twisted the facts

Old Agoura twisted the facts Last week, in an advertisement, the Old Agoura Homeowners Association (OAHA) claimed that Heschel West wants the county to approve "outdoor sports and special event facilities that would accommodate up to 1,500 people." OAHA is trying to make people think there is going to be a sports and entertainment complex at the school. That is […]

Spring fling—

Your guide
to the area

Your guide to the area’s best flowers    ature lovers still have time to hit the local hiking trails    and revel in the colorful display of native wildflowers that are in full bloom this spring. Cooler weather and late rains have prolonged the show, although some of the grasses and wild oats have dried out and gone to seed, and the […]

Residents eat Twinkies for cause

Eating Twinkies and running for excercise are about as incompatible as can be. But to get the last bit of funding required to build an all-weather running track at Oak Park High School, the school’s Athletic Boosters Club will be cooking and selling deep-fried Twinkies at the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard on May 14 and 15. The confection treat […]

Soil-Therm wins award

Agoura Hills-based Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc., an environmental technology and equipment manufacturer, has been awarded the "Technology Merit Award" by the Environmental Business Journal. This was the second consecutive year the firm has earned the award for "implementing advances in its Jet-THERM combustion burner process technology that allows the process to destroy MTBE contaminants recovered in groundwater treated by soil vapor […]

Agoura Hills

Thieves stole snowboards, computer equipment and a cell phone and other items, from a storage unit at a business in the 29300 block of Agoura Road between April 14 and 30. Loss and damages were estimated at about $1,700. A purse containing gift cards and a pair of gloves were stolen from a GMC truck parked in a driveway on […]

Heschel required to fix existing traffic woes

I read with interest the open letter from the Old Agoura Homeowners Association (OAHA) regarding the plans for the Heschel School. As an architect and a member of the Heschel school family, I have followed the project with interest and could not recognize the project described in the OAHA letter. As a resident of Westlake Village, traffic has been a […]