Students celebrate diversity

CULTURAL AWARENESS—Left, Agoura High School senior Jeff Su wears a dragon head and leads the Chinese New Year parade at the Agoura Hills Library on Monday. Other students, meanwhile, try to get a closer look at the colorful costume. Below, Oak Hills Elementary School third-grade student Andrew He, 8, performs a Tai Chi fan dance as part of the celebration. […]

School bond gains early momentum

Poll says voters would approve the $125 million tax measure

Local voters appear likely to pass a new $125 million school bond measure, according to polling results presented at last week’s Las Virgenes Unified School District board meeting. Goodwin Simon Strategic Research conducted a survey of 400 voters within district boundaries from Jan. 10-12 to determine whether a bond measure that would pay for capital improvements at the district’s 15 […]

Fire station construction bogs down

Last year’s rainy season caused delays in the construction of Fire Station No. 89 on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills but, fortuitously, the showers exposed high water levels at the site and forced the contractors to redesign the project properly. Ken Pellman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, said the discovery of the high water […]

Vandals draw swastikas in Agoura Hills

Deputies say vandals etched swastikas and other hate insignia into the paint of at least two vehicles last week in Agoura Hills. The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department has begun an investigation to catch the criminals, according to Sgt. Tim Youngern of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Both incidents occurred Jan. 25 in the 29000 block of Medea Lane, officials said. […]

Power steering

Chamber welcomes new leader, Hill recognized

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to the past and outlined a vision for the future during its annual board of directors luncheon last week at the Calabasas Inn Among the honorees, Bob Hill, a longtime city council member and founding father of the city, received the Chamber’s Bill Van Gieson award for his service to the community. Tony […]

Moorpark Acorn wins Business of the Year

The Moorpark Acorn has been honored as Business of the Year by that city’s Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber presented its awards at the Moorpark Country Club last Friday night. Accepting the award for the Acorn Newspapers were owners Jim and Lisa Rule, and Steve Carlson, editor of the Moorpark Acorn. The Moorpark Acorn was honored for its community involvement […]

Costs mounting as Oak Park continues water tank debate

The Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors has approved a pair of studies to investigate both the feasibility and the environmental impact of burying a new water tank in Oak Park. The tank will replace the aging Conifer tank. The two studies will cost the district nearly $800,000. Boyle Engineering will handle the engineering study, while Padre Associates will write […]

Contractor picked for Kanan interchange

Work finally gets underway thimonth

Security Paving Company in Sun Valley will begin work on the 101 Freeway/Kanan interchange project at the end of February, Agoura Hills Assistant City Manager Jim Thorsen said last week. “Did you ever think you would get to this day,” Mayor Denis Weber said. “To see this thing finally show up on the agenda is a testament to many things,” […]

Driver runs vehicle into city hall, causes estimated $30,000 in damage

A driver ran his car into the Agoura Hills city hall building and caused nearly $30,000 in damage, officials said. “On Tues., Jan. 17, an individual lost control of his vehicle and drove it into the southwest corner of the building, breaking windows, damaging exterior window frames and the exterior wall,” City Manager Greg Ramirez stated in a written report […]