2007-01-25

Friendly fight



SNOW DAY- Brittany Starks, Payton Moreau and friends enjoy a rare snowball fight following the recent freak snowfall in the hills surrounding Kanan Drive last week.

Wrong delivery



It is sad that so many of the people who live in the Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Agoura area are unaware of a town that has existed here for well over 70 years. I am referring to Cornell. Your cover story “On the road with ‘American Chopper,’” Jan. 18, which talks about the Rock Store, claims that the landmark “hangout” […]

Calabasas compensated for loss of new school

City receives $7.8 million after elementary campus is nixed

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas announced it received almost $8 million from a developer for a new elementary school that will not be built. Now, Las Virgenes School District officials say they aren’t sure whether another campus is even needed. The money came from New Millennium Homes as part of a December 2004 agreement to compensate the […]

Vision is key to safe driving



The single biggest factor in vehicle safety isn’t the latest technology, air bags, electronics or driver skill. According to Dr. Philip Hessburg, chairman of the internationally recognized The Eye and the Auto symposium and president of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, the single biggest factor in vehicle safety is the driver’s vision, which provides motorists more than 90 percent of […]

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Heather joins firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP hired Calabasas resident Fred D. Heather as a partner in the firm’s litigation and white collar/criminal defense practice. Heather comes to K&L Gates from DLA Piper. Prior to his tenure there, Heather was an assistant U.S. attorney with the Criminal Division of the Central District of Los Angeles. Heather will […]

Two Agoura High water polo players honored



The Southern California high school water polo awards banquet was held on Sun., Jan. 14, at the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel in Buena Park. Several local players, in addition to being named to the All-CIF Division IV first team, were selected to the AllSouthern California team and to the CaliforniaHawaii AllAmerican squad. The selections were determined by coaches returning […]

Use gift cards wisely



Gift cards can be a convenient way to make wishes come true, but they may fall short if one doesn’t check the card’s fine print. It’s important to learn about any applicable fees and expiration dates, and how to handle complaints and lost or stolen cards. With more information, it can be easier to select the best gift card. For […]

Another vote in Westlake Village



There is a reason other than “spitefulness” and “vindictiveness” that resulted in the council rejecting and so many Westlake residents agreeing that Jim Bruno is not qualified to be mayor. In his zeal to defeat Measure Z he misled the citizens of Westlake Village as to what would be built on that property. If we want to right a wrong, […]

T.O. fire lights up the evening sky



T.O. fire lights up the evening skyDARK MOONRISE– Monday’s Thousand Oaks fire fails to eclipse the moon as it rises over the trees.

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The call of the towhee Just the other day someone asked me to name my favorite hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. Instantly my mind envisioned a place that I have gone to day after day, year after year. I have spent hours in this place mapping the landscape, learning the plants, researching the animals. But then I realized that […]