2005-12-22

Agoura Village sparks concern



A handful of residents attended a recent Agoura Hills planning commission meeting to comment on the Agoura Village draft environmental impact report. The 122-page document outlines details of the revitalization project that will transform the area along Agoura Road at Cornell and Kanan roads into a development that mixes retail, office space, restaurants, entertainment, services and residential living. The residential […]

Kosher market offers hard-to-find delicacies

New mom-andpop store takes pride in quality products

Isaac Ellison’s Super Sal market, tucked into the Agoura Hills City Mall off Kanan Road, is a throwback to time before giant supermarkets shuttered many of the locally-owned mom and pop shops. What makes the local market particularly special is that many of the items sold in the 2,500square-foot store are Glatt kosher. “Glatt kosher meat is very high quality,” […]

New playground equipment installed at Brookside



Brookside Elementary School celebrated the installation of $42,000 in new playground equipment on the lower campus last Friday. The school’s Parent Teacher Association helped raise the money. Combining fun and fitness, the recently installed equipment boasts three slides and more swings, as well as items such as circular monkey bars and climbing wheels. Room was also left for future additions […]

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Guest Opinion Beware the holiday scams



During this season of giving, many Californians make a heartfelt decision to say yes when contacted by a commercial fundraiser on behalf of a charity. However, givers should take precautions to assure that their hard-earned dollars are spent wisely. Unfortunately, too many charities receive too few dollars from too many commercial fundraising efforts. A report I recently released shows that […]

Police to target drunk drivers



Between now and the New Year, local traffic enforcement agencies say they will increase their traffic patrols to crack down on drunk driving. According to Sgt. Bruce Watlington of the Thousand Oaks Police Department, the holiday season brings a number of holiday parties, which often lead to drunk driving. T.O. officers will seek out intoxicated drivers during the holidays. “Really, […]

Triunfo YMCA to offer soccer for young children



The Triunfo YMCA, serving Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park, is introducing “Itty-Bitty” soccer league for boys and girls ages 3 to 4. Signups for players and coaches are underway. The season will run from mid-January through March and games will be played at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. “Itty-Bitty soccer is a different kind of […]

Las Virgenes schools contact information



District Office Switchboard: (818) 880-4000 Administration Dr. Sandra Smyser, Superintendent: (818) 878-5225 Dr. Donald Zimring, Deputy Superintendent: (818) 878-5203 Joseph Nardo, Assistant Superintendent-Education: (818) 878-5218 Dr. Stephen Hanke, Assistant Superintendent -Personnel: (818) 878-5212 Ann Eklund, Director, Elementary Education: (818) 878-5219 Jim Nielsen, Director, Secondary Education: (818) 878-5220 Mary Schillinger, Director, Pupil Services: (818) 878-5216

United Methodist to hold services



The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will offer three services on Christmas Eve, Sat., Dec. 24. The family service at 5:30 p.m. will include songs by the Carol Choir and Sonshine Singers, puppets, and the Covenant Quartet ringing handbells. The candlelight and carols service at 7:30 p.m. will have music by the Chancel Choir, Celebration Singers, Melody Makers and […]

Unity Center to enact end-of-year ritual



To bring in the new year, the Unity Center Church of Thousand Oaks will host a special “burning bowl” ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sun., Jan. 1 at Gold Coast Plaza, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 109, Thousand Oaks. This service consists of writing on a piece of paper conditions or events that participants would like to release with […]


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