L.A. County approves Heschel West school for Old Agoura

The Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning last week voted in favor of Heschel West, a Jewish day school that will be built in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County east of Chesebro Road near Old Agoura. The 166,000-square-foot, nine-building school, intended for 750 kindergarten through eighth-grade students, will be located on 73 acres in an area just outside […]

On a high note

Calabasas prepares to help Hurricane Katrina victims

With the news media airing images of the recent Gulf Coast disaster into Americans’ homes almost nonstop, many people feel an urge to help hurricane victims. The city of Calabasas also wants to help. Calabasas hopes to sponsor a shelter in the area where hurricane victims will be processed and then relocated to long-term housing. “We’re a contract city and […]

Reyes Adobe to brighten spirits, raise funds


•An item in last week’s health section referred to the La Leche League of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills hosting a silent auction and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Borchard Community Park, 250 Reino Road, Newbury Park. It failed to mention the date of the event, Wed., Sept. 21. For details, please call (805) 4963867. •Mary Wiesbrock’s […]

Local laser optics expert dies in bike wreck

A Calabasas man, described as an internationally-recognized laser optics expert, was one of two bicyclists killed on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last Saturday morning. Stanislav Ionov, 46, was pronounced dead shortly after the accident. Ionov, who lived in the Dry Creek Canyon area, was said to be a marathon runner who frequently rode his bike to and from work […]

Oak Park grad evacuated from Tulane University

Just hours after moving into his dormitory at Tulane University in New Orleans on Sat., Aug 27, Eric Hagen, 18, was asked to leave. Two days later, Hurricane Katrina would strike the Gulf region. At first Hagen thought he might stay at the college and see if the storm would really hit, but college officials and other students who knew […]

Vendors sought for pumpkin fest

Those interested in exhibition space at the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 23 at de Anza Park in Calabasas should visit www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com for general information. Also, car show enthusiasts who wish to participate in the antique car show may find an application at the website, which also provides general festival details. Presented by […]

Kids Koncert Koming

Local student builds school in Sri Lanka

Although Hurricane Katrina now dominates the headlines, the Indian Ocean tsunami that ravaged about a dozen Asian nations continues to affect one young man who spent his summer vacation rebuilding a school in the hardhit Southern coastal villages of Akurala in the Galle district of Sri Lanka. Jonathan Yahalom graduated from Oak Park High School and is now a junior […]