2006-11-16

Lindero school expansion in the works

Split with Yerba Buena coming soon

As the new Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills/Westlake Village nears completion, the focus turns to the expansion and remodeling of the 40-year-old Lindero Canyon Middle School campus. Lindero and Yerba Buena now share a campus in Agoura Hills. When students move to the new elementary school next year, work will begin on the middle school renovation. Las Virgenes […]

Popularity of holiday lights continues to climb



HOOK AND LADDER–John Williams, owner of Holiday Lighting, hands up a strand of lights to co-worker Rudy Affinito as the two decorate Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 89 in Agoura Hills. Williams, a graduate of Agoura High School, offered to put up the lights on Canwood Street at no charge. Perhaps the fire station needn’t be reminded of this, […]

Groveman and Washburn file for reelection

Calabasas City Council election coming in March

As the doors to Calabasas City Hall opened Monday morning, Mayor Dennis Washburn was walking through them, and Councilmember Barry Groveman wasn’t far behind. On the first day of the candidates’ filing period for the March 2007 City Council election, both incumbents pulled reelection papers and announced they will seek another four-year term. “There’s more to be done,” said Groveman, […]

Community mourns loss of Pat Soteras



Patricia Soteras, executive director of the Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, died of a heart attack in her home Oct. 26. She was 75. Soteras was born in Parkersburg, W.Va,. but moved to Hollywood at age 5 and became a child actress. As the young Patsy Lee Parsons, Soteras starred in almost a dozen movies, including “Yankee Doodle […]

Voter turnout varies by community



Westlake Village boasted the highest voter turnout among all local communities in the Nov. 7 election, according to statistics compiled by The Acorn newspapers. The predominantly Republican city sent 45 percent of its registered voters to the polls. The turnout across the state and in Los Angeles County was 49 percent, but only 43 percent of the registered voters in […]

Area Voter Snapshot



                                        Registered                                            Voters                                                                      Democratic       Republican     Voter Turnout State of California             15.8 million                 42%                   34%                     45% Los Angeles County         3.9 million                 50%                   27%                     45% Ventura County                   391,000                   38%                   40%                     37% Calabasas                             12,601                     45%                   33%                     38% Agoura Hills                         12,332                     40%                   37%                     42% Westlake Village                   5,644                     31%                   48%                     45% Thousand Oaks                   72,610                     31%                   46%                     41% Moorpark                             17,135                     32%                   44%                     40% Simi Valley                           62,975                     30%                   48%                     37% […]

Stalking case involved sordid web



After enduring months of unsettling incidents, Thousand Oaks resident Michael Stark has finally found relief. Authorities recently convicted 10 people who were alleged to have stalked the Stark family throughout 2004. Katie Smith, now 22, was said to be the primary instigator of numerous acts against Stark’s son David and his family, according to Ventura County Dep. Allan Devers, who […]

Helicopter rescue performed in Old Agoura



ROUGH RIDE–A helicopter rescue squad prepares to airlift a woman out of Old Agoura following an equestrian accident on Nov. 4. The woman, who’s name was unavailable, reportedly took a bad fall while riding horses with three friends near Chesebro Road. She was transported to a landing pad at Old Agoura Park and taken away immediately for medical treatment.

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Kids’ Night Out for children ages 5 to 11 will be 6 to 10 p.m., Fri., Dec. 8 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. There will be pizza, a movie, a craft and games supervised by recreation leaders. The cost is $20 for one child or $40 for two or more children from the same family. Register by Dec. 7. […]

Local moms will donate to charity



The West Valley Chapter of Mothers and More hosted a wine and cheese reception at the offices of Dr. Suzanne P. Berger dentistry for children in Agoura Hills, where a check was presented to Janet Lavender, executive director of Dress for Success Los Angeles. In October, the chapter held a fundraising luncheon to support Dress for Success Los Angeles, an […]