County favors smaller version of Heschel West

Yaroslavsky proposes temporary cap of 390 students

Heschel West, a private Jewish day school proposed for an area adjacent to Old Agoura, will probably be allowed to open its planned new campus, but with a temporary cap on enrollment. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors heard appeals Jan. 23 from the city of Agoura Hills, the Old Agoura Homeowners Association and the environmental group Save Open […]

From top to bottom, these students are good

STAGE DIVAS- White Oak Elementary School second grade students Hanna Wildermuth, standing, and Hannah Teague perform a dance to the song “Right Where You Want Me” at the school’s talent show last week.

Sex charges filed against Calabasas theater arts teacher

  Ward Fletcher Reel, a former theater arts teacher at Calabasas High School, has been charged with misdemeanor sex offenses involving five underage girls. After official charges were filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office earlier last month, Reel was placed on unpaid leave. According to reports, Reel’s alleged crimes occurred between Sept. 1, 2005 and March 8, […]

Acorn opens Camarillo office

To better serve its readers and customers, the Acorn newspapers announced the opening of a new Camarillo Acorn office on the corner of Flynn and Adolfo roads in the Flynn Road Business Park. “We’re extremely excited about our new Camarillo location,” publisher Jim Rule said. “The new office gives readers a chance to come in and meet with our editorial […]

As rain comes down, Agoura water main goes up

During Tuesday’s downpour, a 12-foot potable water pipe burst under Canwood Street in Agoura Hills, sending a geyser almost 50 feet into the air and shutting down drinking water service for several hours. One vehicle was damaged by the exploding debris and traffic remained blocked from afternoon until evening, but there were no injuries, said a spokesperson for the Las […]

Agoura Hills team CERTain to help

The Community Emergency Response Team in Agoura announced a new group of leaders. Carol Tubelis, Agoura Hills’ emergency operations coordinator, introduced CERT’s new board of directors at the Jan. 17 meeting. Tubelis will continue in charge of the “triage/medical” committee and will be assisted by Valerie Fox, who was appointed deputy in charge. Chris Dodd, an administrative analyst for the […]

State of City boasts ‘eventful year’

Wearing a hard hat to draw attention to construction of the new city hall, Calabasas Mayor Dennis Washburn presented his State of the City address to a packed house of local residents Wednesday, highlighting past accomplishments and upcoming projects in Calabasas. “This community has always been driven by arts, culture, music, good times and quality of life issues and measured […]

Group assumes role in fighting terrorism

With the nation still facing the threat of outside attack, the city of Agoura Hills has expanded its emergency preparedness to include terrorism training. A Jan. 17 Community Emergency Response Team meeting featured a presentation by Sgt. Jim Royal of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and an overview of how the county handles emergencies, including terrorist attacks, and how CERT […]

Get ready

The city of Agoura Hills will host the CERT Training curriculum offered by the Los Angeles County Fire Department on Tuesday evenings, Feb. 13 through March 27, with a final practice exercise in the morning on Sat. March 31. The classes will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the community room at Agoura Hills City Hall, 30001 Ladyface […]

Oak Park resident hopes to be ‘The Donald’s’ next apprentice

Will Stefanie Schaeffer of Oak Park have all the right stuff to become Donald Trump’s next apprentice? Time will tell. Schaeffer is among 14 remaining contestants on NBC’s hit television show, “The Apprentice: Los Angeles,” to have been spared Trump’s dream-killer parting words of “You’re fired.” Schaeffer, 32, is a trial attorney whose background in workers’ compensation and real estate […]