New school overcomes a mountain of obstacles

Yerba Buena still on track despite environmental challenges

Yellow caution tape, exposed pipes, bare concrete floors and wood framing greeted visitors to a “hard hat” tour June 3 at the new Yerba Buena Elementary School site between Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Yerba Buena’s Parent Faculty Club hosted the tour to inform the community that the long-awaited school is on schedule to open next year. Although approved by […]

Local officials take lead in developing autism center

An autism information center for school districts, parents and groups that assist children with the disorder has found a possible home at UC Davis and state funding may soon be available to launch the project. Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education member Terilyn Finders championed the “autism clearinghouse” idea in response to the dramatic rise in autism, especially […]

Locks of luck

Locks of luck

Animal control Canines must wear microchip

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a measure that requires all dogs kept in unincorporated county areas to be spayed or neutered. Canines also must be implanted with an identifying microchip. The law became effective June 3. The Agoura Animal Shelter is participating in the county’s free microchipping program, offering implantation of the chips that can be […]

New Agoura Hills fire station is ready to roll

Seat belt enforcement tightens up

Drivers and passengers on the state’s streets and freeways who don’t bother to pull their seat belts on and buckle them have a particularly good chance of getting caught and fined this month. Traffic enforcers are heavily targeting seat belt scofflaws as part of the state’s “Click It or Ticket” program. The campaign, which runs through June 5, aims to […]

Recreation chief leaves Agoura

After 14 years as recreation manager for the city of Agoura Hills, Dale Sumersille will be making a shorter commute to her Oxnard home and enjoying an ocean view from work. She’s accepted a general manager’s position with the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District in Santa Barbara County. Sumersille joined Agoura Hills’ recreation department in 1990. She accepted a […]

School district debates assistant principal job

Cory Campbell, assistant principal at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, is nearing the end of his two-year term at the school, but parents and teachers say they want him to stay. Campbell served as a shared assistant principal for three Calabasas elementary schools- Chaparral, Lupin Hill and Bay Laurel, but spent three days a week at Lupin Hill because […]

After election defeat, city attorney back in Calabasas

After losing his bid to be elected to the Nevada County Superior Court, Calabasas city attorney Michael Colantuono says he’ll remain in his post as city attorney. Robert Litchfield, Jr. beat Colantuono with 16.25 percent of the votes. Colantuono received 11.20 percent. “There are two ways to get on a Superior Court,” Colantuono said. “One is to be elected and […]

Year-end carnival a hit