Agoura Hills freeway work progressing nicely

Interchange is turning around

By Stephanie Bertholdo   bertholdo@theacorn.com Notice any improvements to the Kanan Road interchange? A new looping southbound onramp opened last week, bringing to an end decades of frustrating left turns onto the freeway that snarled traffic and caused lengthy delays on the overpass bridge. A new southbound onramp for motorists heading northbound on Kanan Road also has opened. The two loop […]

Hamburger is city’s new ‘drive time’ employee

With just one year under his belt as assistant to the city manager in Agoura Hills, Nathan Hamburger has made his mark, not only with his help coordinating the city’s freeway interchange improvements, but in several other areas as well. At a recent City Council meeting, Hamburger unveiled some of his pet projects–a slick new city website (www.ci.agourahills.ca.us/) and a […]

Local girls ready for new softball season

Hospital site could become new home for seniors

Westlake Village project draws mixed reviews

During the Westlake Village City Council’s first public discussion of a project proposed for the former Westlake Medical Center site, a strong message was sent to the developer. Several council members and residents said the project may be too big for both the property and the neighborhood. Sunrise Development Inc. of Newport Beach hopes to build a 271,000-square-foot independent and […]

City serves notice on tennis courts

Instead of building three new tennis courts at Morrison Park, Agoura Hills will refurbish nine courts at Agoura High School. The Agoura Hills City Council voted in favor of renovating the school courts and entering into a 10-year joint use agreement with the Las Virgenes Unified School District. The decision to renovate the courts was prompted by some residents who […]

Gas Company boosts funding for rebates

Southern California Gas Co. will pay up to $3.7 million in rebates this year to residential customers who buy energyefficient natural gas appliances- an increase of $1.1 million over last year. “Our increased funding helps meet the state of California’s Energy Action Plan, which gives top priority to energyefficiency and energy-saving programs for meeting the state’s increasing demand for energy, […]

A leading man

Schillinger named to autism group

Mary Schillinger, Las Virgenes Unified School District’s director of pupil services and special education, has been appointed to the state Autism Advisory Committee by Jack O’Connell, California superintendent of public education. The committee was established as part of Assembly Bill 2513, passed into law last year to establish a statewide center for the latest research-based information on autism. The committee […]

Calabasas recycling effort digs in

Beyond the bottle and the can, the Calabasas Environmental Services Division has pioneered several recycling initiatives that put batteries, electronics and eyeglasses to good reuse. Alex Farassati, Calabasas environmental services manager, said the city’s recycling push stems from Assembly Bill 939, which was adopted by California in 1989. “It required 50 percent of all trash from any jurisdiction be diverted […]

Agoura Hills marks 25 years

Year-long celebration planned

Agoura Hills will host a yearlong celebration themed “25 Years of the Good Life” to honor the city’s silver anniversary. Earlier this year the city unveiled a 25th anniversary logo representing its location at the gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains. The logo will be used on commemorative banners and peel-off logo decals for city and resident vehicles. In addition, […]