2006-08-03

Agoura officials express air quality concerns



Polluted air contributes to higher rates of asthma and could cause underdevelopment of children’s lungs, according to studies being supported by state air quality officials. Jan Perry, a Los Angeles city councilmember for District 9, presented information on local air quality to the Agoura Hills City Council earlier this month. Perry is a representative for the South Coast Air Quality […]

Fundraiser to help sick girl



Dep. Dave Bonebright, a veteran with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, is asking for help from the communities he’s served for the past 12 years. Bonebright’s 15-month-old daughter Ashlyn suffers from a number of medical complications. Born 13 weeks premature, Ashlyn is blind in both eyes and has breathing difficulties. She spent the first year of her life at UCLA […]

The fantasy football phenomenon



On the surface, it appears Chad Swanson and Jerry Jones have little in common. Swanson, 32, a Thousand Oaks resident, works as a financial planner. Jones, 63, is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and a man with seemingly unlimited wealth, power and fame. The two men, however, do share one similar trait: a fondness for fantasy football. Unlike Swanson, […]

Gypsies present original play



Strawberries and cream this morning, a royal wedding in three months, horseback riding lessons. . . . Princess Telephone has everything a princess might want–or does she? Life at the castle will never be the same, thanks to the arrival of traveling entertainers, giant grasshoppers and other surprises in an original tale written and directed by Susanna Miller especially for […]

Pattern of behavior



I was very sad to see the story in July 20 Acorn about the city of Agoura Hills having to pay ouover $700,000 plus attorney fees to our local business owners. Unfortunately this is a long pattern over many years by the city in the way they treat the business community. Many years ago, Agoura Hills went all the way […]

Pat Helton



Pat Helton, a broker associate in the Coldwell Banker Westlake Promenade Office, is again cosponsoring a series of jazz concerts at The Gardens of The World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, in Thousand Oaks. The concerts are Sundays at 5 p.m. and feature Luis Mun oz on July 30, the Big Band of Brad Carow and Joe Gray on Aug. 6, […]

Calabasas council approves senior condos

Planned for Malibu Hills Road

Senior housing in Calabasas is scarce, officials say, and a condominium development proposed for 26705 Malibu Hills Road is the only project being planned to address the demand. Last week, the Calabasas City Council reviewed the plan and gave the developer, Withee Malcolm Architects of Torrance, Calif., the go-ahead to begin construction. “We are anticipating-for price ranges for these units-a […]

New dentist takes over Westlake practice



Kathleen Carson, DDS has taken over the dental arts practice of Michael Rieder of Westlake Village, who has retired. Rieder was in practice in the Conejo for more than 30 years. Carson has been working in the office part-time since last January and began a full-time practice July 1. She earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from UC Santa Barbara, […]

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Mike Sanders was all but done with football. In 1980, after concluding his career as a two-way player at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Ariz., Sanders opted to look for a full-time job rather than go directly to college. “I didn’t think I wanted to go to school,” said the 44-year-old Thousand Oaks head coach. “I was going to […]

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