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 […]

Veterans honored at middle school assembly



By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com  LET FREEDOM RING–Student Michelle Arvanitis sings “God Bless America” during the A.E. Wright Middle School Veterans Day assembly honoring the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Flanking Michelle are, left, an unidentified Marine, science teacher and former member of the U.S. Naval Reserve Art Borquist, and teacher and former captain with the […]

Hair salon hosts Chamber mixer



HORS D’OEUVRES AND HAIRCUTS-John of Italy Salon & Day Spa in Westlake Village is the setting for the Agoura Hills/Oak Park/Conejo Chamber of Commerce mixer last week. Hosting the evening are, from left, Nancy Santori, Luciana Setola and Tina, John and Omar Spina. The salon is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the community.

Chargers eyeing a date with destiny

AHS boys' water polo team one win away from its first CIF championship appearance in school history

For the first time since the Clinton administration, the Agoura High boys’ water polo team has reached the CIFSouthern Section semifinals. Agoura (27-4), the top seed in the Division IV playoffs and coMarmonte League champion, defeated Palos Verdes 12-5 Tuesday afternoon at Thousand Oaks High. Junior Joey Sparks didn’t start for the Chargers, but he finished with a game-high four […]

Blues legend visits Agoura



STILL ALIVE AND WELL-Although appearing feeble in his later years, blues guitarist Johnny Winter still displayed nimble fingers in front of a packed crowd at The Canyon club on Saturday night. Blues fans also can look forward to a Dec. 2 appearance by Eric Burdon, formerly of The Animals.

In Agoura Hills, it takes a village



Agoura Hills officials are inching closer toward realization of the Agoura Village Specific Plan, an eclectic but tasteful new development that gives residents the true town center they’ve been promised for almost a decade. Not another shopping center, not another strip mall, but a carefully planned commercial setting in the shadow of the Santa Monica Mountains where tasteful dining, entertainment […]

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, […]

Conference on poverty to be held at CSUCI



The fifth annual Conference on Poverty will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sat., Nov. 18 at California State University at Channel Islands. The conference will feature presentations by internationally recognized experts on issues of poverty in the world, as well as representatives of volunteer organizations working to reduce poverty. The conference, sponsored by Rotary International District 5240 and CSUCI, is open […]

Get a lead on business



The Calabasas Chapter of Leads Club announces the selection of new officers. The new team heads a group of local business owners and sales people who meet weekly to exchange business leads. Jonathan Fischer, a hypnotherapist, will serve as director. Robert Wroth, attorney, will be the new assistant director. Jo Anne Catran of Nova Travel Services will serve as recorder. […]

Viewpoint volleyball team’s playoff run ends



REASONS TO SMILE-Members of the Viewpoint girls’ volleyball squad celebrate a point during Tuesday night’s CIFSouthern Section Division IV-AA semifinal game at home against Westridge. The Lady Patriots lost to the top-seed in five epic games-25-23, 22-25, 24-26, 25-16 and 13-15. “It’s a tough loss to swallow, but the girls really stepped up,” Viewpoint head coach Frank Pontello said. “I’m […]


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