Oak Park vandalism spreading

The nine trees that were de- stroyed in Deerhill Park recently haven’t been the only targets of van- dalism in Oak Park, but many of the other incidents have gone unreportedleaving police unaware of the true extent of the activity, officials said. Recent vandalism of cars parked in front of homes includes at least seven vehicles that had their em- […]

Kids find the darndest ways to have fun

THRILL SEEKERS-Just because school’s back in session doesn’t mean the fun has ended for these local kids. Left, Lindero Canyon Middle School sixth-grade student Carlie Jansen, 11, flies high on the bungee jump at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Fall Festival on Sunday in Westlake Village. Below, Oak Park residents, from left, Jim Van Dijk, Jarin Erickson and Sean Rothermel are […]

Deadlock reached in teacher negotiations

Mediator to decide salary, benefits

The Las Virgenes Educators Association and the Las Virgenes Unified School District have reached an impasse in their nego- tiations for higher teacher salaries and better medical benefits. Paul Markowitz, the teachers’ union co-president, said both sides agreed to notify the state about the deadlock. An impasse in contract negotiations means both parties have presented their “bottom lines.” Markowitz said […]

Calabasas 91301 ZIP is okay

The long-debated 91301 ZIP code issue in Calabasas has been sealed and put to rest. After more than a year of public complaints from resi- dents in the Lost Hills area whose mail was often con- fused with that of Agoura Hills, an agreement was reached with representatives from the United States Postal Service that would add Calabasas to the […]

Last Week’s Top Performers

Doug Shumway, QB, Agoura: The Charger quarterback com- pleted 14-of-24 passes for 137 yards and three scores during Agoura’s 28-19 victory over Simi. Ryan Campbell, QB, Westlake: In helping lead his squad to a 34-13 win over Newbury Park at home, Campbell completed 14- of-18 passing attempts for 280 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Streck-Woodard, WR, Westlake: Hauled in five […]

Pavley strikes again at global warming

Assemblymember Fran Pavley celebrated the signing of her second landmark global warming bill, AB 32, in signing ceremonies last week in San Fran- cisco and in her home district, at Pepperdine University in Malibu. The bill requires the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emis- sions by approximately 25 per- cent by 2020 and calls for the mandatory reporting of […]

Active Agoura Hills volunteer dies

Friends remember his honesty, integrity

Ken Horton was a man of in- tegrity, passion, generosity and kindness, and at 59 he died far too soon for the multitude of people who loved, respected and admired him. Horton died of complications of lymphoma. Family and friends celebrated his life at a private me- morial service in Agoura Hills on Saturday. Horton lived in Agoura Hills from […]

Agoura Hills’ Triangle Ranch will appeal

Sage Community Group, the development firm that has been wrangling with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning for approval to build a housing development in rural Agoura’s Cornell Road area, will appeal the department’s latest de- nial to the Board of Supervisors. The Triangle Ranch develop- ment is situated on 320 acres off Kanan and Cornell roads in […]

Reyes Adobe beauties crowned

Girls between the ages of 4 and 17 demonstrated poise and personality at the Sept. 30 inau- gural Miss Reyes Adobe Pag- eant in Agoura Hills. “I think it’s a great avenue to uplift girls’ opinions of them- selves and self-confidence,” said Jenilee Harrison, a pageant judge and grand marshal for Reyes Adobe Days. Harrison, an actress best known for […]

Local mountain lion population in trouble

Mountain lions are an impor- tant part of the ecology in the wil- derness surrounding local cities, but in recent years the survival of the majestic cat has been chal- lenged by urban encroachment. National Park Service biolo- gists tracking eight local cougars said five of them have died. One factor they blame is the use of rat poisons containing […]