Families go all out for Halloween makeover

It's scary how serious they are

Oak Park families mark Halloween in a big way, transforming their homes into theme parklike creations and inviting the community to join them for a scary good time. Each home offers the brave visitor a unique Halloween encounter. The Haunted Tomb The Lowe brothers, Brandon, 8, and Matthew, 6, admit they’re a little scared of the elaborate Halloween displays their […]

Agoura Hills signage law is clarified

Local businesses speak out

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission altered the city’s year-old sign ordinance last week, loosening up some elements of the law while tightening restrictions in other areas. The commission made seven types of changes, from simple definitions in the code to the more contentious issue of how much window space can be covered with advertisements. The amount of space allowed for […]

School bond debate heads into final week

The Oak Park Community Foundation sponsored a forum Oct. 11 that allowed residents to discuss both sides of the H6 school bond measure and also gave the two candidates in the Triunfo Sanitation District race an opportunity to introduce themselves. The Triunfo district oversees water and sanitation services for Oak Park and surrounding communities. The forum allowed Peter Kristensen, chair […]

Pumpkin Festival paints the town

FACE TIME-Wesley and Brittany Starks get a jump on Halloween and take advantage of the face painting at last weekend’s Calabasas Pumpkin Festival.

Turn clocks back on Sunday

Standard time returns across the United States at 2 a.m. Sun., Oct. 29 when clocks should be turned back one hour. Daylight-saving time has been in effect since the first Sunday in April. A few areas in the U.S., not many, stay on standard time throughout the year. Daylight-saving time was created to give more hours of sunlight for leisuretime […]

Four arrested in Agoura residential disturbance

Scuffle breaks out on Eaglebrook

Alarmed by a fracas last month near their homes, neighbors of an Eaglebrook Drive residence last week asked the Agoura Hills City Council to help end ongoing problems on the street. Six neighboring residents complained to the council about a Sept. 28 fight that resulted in the arrests of a pair of adults, 18 and 21, and two juveniles from […]

Conejo home sales decrease

September sales of Conejo Valley singlefamily homes totaled 114, down from 173 sold in August and 167 a year ago, according to Glen Scalise, president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. Median sales price for singlefamily homes in September was $823,530; in 2005 it was $851,744. The median price is the point where half of the units sold for […]

DUI allegedly causes Oak Park crash

A fourcar accident at the intersection of Kanan and Deerhill roads in Oak Park at 8:30 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 18 resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. Charles Fox, 34, of Ventura, was driving a Dodge Ram pickup south on Kanan Road when he rammed into a Ford Expedition driven by […]


for 'Integrity in Community Service'

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce last week presented its annual Edward L. Masry “Integrity in Community Service” awards. Sponsors included: City of Calabasas, Do It Center, Agoura’s Famous Deli, Audience Planners, Bernie Wickman, Calabasas Auto Spa, Coastal Vision, Inc., Gelb Enterprises, Geldin Insurance, Heschel West Day School, J.A. Orefice Co., Dr. David Michelson, Millennium Investments, Musick, Peeler & […]

Spirit of Hope awards to be presented

New Directions for Youth, including Patti Jo Wolfson of Calabasas, vice chairman, will present the 2006 Spirit of Hope Awards dinner at 6 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. The evening will include a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, dancing and entertainment. Sally Thompson will be honored with the Spirit of Hope […]