2005-06-09

Civic Center gets green light in Calabasas



The Calabasas City Council unanimously approved final design plans for the new civic center on Park Sorrento next to The Commons. The $27 million city hall, theater and library complex will come in on time and on budget, city officials said. The city scrapped original plans for an underground parking lot and moved the 50 parking spots to the theater […]

Bullies not acceptable

Public school crackdown is underway

Jolted by a sexual molestation case involving two students, one of them in special education classes, the Las Virgenes Unified School District has formed a task force on bullying that administrators hope will ease parent concerns about kids being victimized on campus. The task force recently gave the Las Virgenes School School Board several reports on bullying, including two national […]

Climber reaching for new heights

Oak Park man enjoys life at the top

By Daniel Wolowicz  danielw@theacorn.com Michael Reardon speaks with a focused, expletive-laced urgency that could make a cup of espresso nervous. Sitting in the Virtual World Café in Agoura Hills, the 35-year-old glam rocker/Internet entrepreneur/ movie producer/nationally renowned rock climber talked about his adventures in the adrenaline-soaked world of free soloing, or rock climbing without ropes. Reardon’s intense blue eyes framed […]

Agoura Hills sets new budget priorities



At a recent Agoura Hills city council meeting and budget workshop, city officials nailed down priorities for next year’s general operating budget. The new fiscal year begins July 1. Council members came to a consensus on high, medium and low priorities for the coming year. High priority projects include expanding the budget for law enforcement. The projected cost for funding […]

Kidnap attempt leads to chase



An attempted kidnapping in Lake Sherwood ended in a four-hour standoff on the 10 Freeway in Alhambra east of downtown Los Angeles Tuesday. The California Highway Patrol began chasing a male suspect at 8:30 a.m. near the 2100 block of Marsh Brook Road after a foiled kidnapping attempt, authorities said The armed suspect, Dennis Elliot Shellhouse of Phenix City, Ala., […]

Agoura Hills decides on nonprofit donations

Youth and the arts will benefit

Several important nonprofit organizations in the community will receive donations from the city of Agoura Hills. Agoura High School was the recipient of $2,500 for its music program and Grad Night, an annual event celebrating the graduating seniors. The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation received a $2,000 grant, although it had requested $2,500. The money will help sponsor forums on quality […]

Congratulations and a hug



A HEARTY THANKS—Viewpoint School fifth-grader Lindsay Cohen, above right, is all smiles after donating $3,700 to Heart Association Chairman Mark Litman during a ceremony recently at the Calabasas school. Left, Litman congratulates Lindsay with a hug. The 11-year-old helped raise the money herself.

Wellness welcomes Olympian



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The Agoura Hills Library presents a variety of summer reading programs for children and youth. All programs will meet at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. •Children can join the Super Reader Club. Programs are 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and the schedule includes: •“Super Magic, Super Animals, Super Heroes” with John Abrams on June 28. •Find out about bats […]

Addie Winter recognized for CERP work



Calabasas residents can be thankful that in the event of an emergency, a plan is in place to keep everyone safe. But that emergency plan didn’t magically appear when the city incorporated in 1991. Calabasas resident Addie Winter was very instrumental in the formation of what is now called CERP (Calabasas Emergency Response Program) and she was recently recognized for […]