2006-06-22

Oak View’s outstanding seniors



Retired pastor takes age in stride



The Rev. Edward Bennett, a retired pastor from Agoura Hills, proved he was every bit as tough as George Herbert Bush, the former president of the United States who celebrated his 80th birthday by parachuting from a airplane in Arizona. On June 11, Bennett marked his 91st birthday by walking across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and back, a distance […]

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From the first tremulous flutter of guitars accompanying the pastel-tinged opening sequence, one realizes that “The Lake House” is destined to consume tissues by the fistful. The tagline is deliciously ambiguous: “How do you hold on to someone you’ve never met?” Even the marquee poster, with Sandra Bullock looking wistfully into the beyond and Keanu Reeves standing so pale and […]

Enjoy Lake And Main Channel Views



There are lake and main channel views. This beautiful 2-bedroom, 2.5bath house has a library, den and loft, along with newer wood kitchen cabinets, tile and wood floors and inside laundry. The lake is just steps away. For more information on this property listed at $929,000, contact Peter and Marie Callari of Coldwell Banker at (805) 495-1048.

Citizens’ group gathers to protest development

'Tailgaters' unite

It was a tailgate party with a twist. Except for the six-foot submarine sandwich, pizza, brownie bites and soda, it wasn’t so much a party as a protest against the Agoura Village plan that was on the city council’s agenda last week. Mary Altmann, a Malibou Lake resident who organized the tailgate party in the parking lot of city hall, […]

Benefit will feature beautiful ponds



The annual Parade of Ponds benefit is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., June 25. Attendees will support various worthy causes as they view ponds, waterfalls, mini-lakes and other landscaped water features at 25 private residences in different cities across the county. Tickets are $15, with all proceeds going to […]

Helmet House acquires property



Senior vice presidents Bob Flink and Bob Shafer of the Calabasas office of Lee & AssociatesLA North/Ventura have completed the $5.4 million sale of a 51,000-square-foot industrial warehouse at 770 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. Their client, B-M Properties, is the real estate arm of Helmet House, the Calabasas Hills-based distributor of high-quality motorcycle helmets and manufacturer of riding gear for […]

Senior class projects strive for relevance



Younger mentors, better bribes and ditching the DARE program are some Agoura High School seniors’ solutions to real-life puzzles. The 66 students in Deborah Frank’s English IV classes got a taste of work experience through a senior project tied into the school’s new philosophy of infusing “rigor and relevance” into coursework. The “New Directions” philosophy has been two years in […]

Loss of pets can leave families grieving



One of the hardest things in life to deal with can be the loss of a pet.People of all ages develop strong emotional attachments to their pets.After Hurricane Katrina, it was widely reported that many hurricane victims refused to be evacuated because they simply did not want to leave their pets behind.It’s clear that pets are valued as beloved companions […]

The village and the school



Agoura Hills officials last week approved the Agoura Village Specific Plan, and took a major step toward giving residents the true town center they’ve been promised for almost a decade. Not another shopping center, not another strip mall, but a rural setting in the shadow of the Santa Monica Mountains where tasteful dining, entertainment and shopping merge with residential living. […]


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