2007-03-22

Proposed Old Agoura car wash doesn’t float

Project denied, but will be appealed

A proposed automotive lube and detailing center would not be a good fit for Old Agoura and should not be built in the quiet equestrian community, Agoura Hills officials decided last week. The Agoura Hills Planning Commission denied Pasadena resident Aitan Hillel’s request to construct a carwash on the southeast corner of Chesebro and Palo Comado Canyon roads. The site […]

Funny looking cow you have there



UDDERLY ENTHRALLED- A.E. Wright Middle School seventh-grader Nick Staley learns the fine art of milking a (homemade) cow during the school’s 32nd annual Medieval Market last Friday. Students displayed historical crafts and demonstrated timeless skills including sword fighting and hunting with a bow and arrow. JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers

Doors opening soon at Yerba Buena

New elementary school cost $36 million

The long-awaited new Yerba Buena Elementary School on Lindero Canyon Road will open April 30, Las Virgenes school officials announced. Built on the border between Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, the school cost $36 million and will be home to Yerba Buena’s 440 students. “We’re very, very excited about the move,” said Yerba Buena Principal Brent Noyes. “This is a […]

Making art from eggs



EXQUISITE- Artist Shihori Kato, above, displays tiny perfume bottles, glittering winter scenes and beaded bird houses, all made from eggs, at the recent California Egg Artistry Show at the Hyatt Westlake. Right, a tiny doll rides atop a glittering swan whose entire body is made from a lacquered egg decorated by Sharon Arnett. IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers

Agoura Relay For Life finds a new home



The fifth annual Agoura Relay For Life fundraiser has been moved from Agoura High School to Willow Elementary School. The 24-hour event, described by Relay For Life chair Ling Wu as a “walk-around-the-clock” to benefit the American Cancer Society, will kick off at 10 a.m. Sat., April 28 and end 24 hours later. Wu, an Agoura Hills resident and longtime […]

Calabasas teen advances in competition



BEAUTIFUL SONG- Lyric Chanel Anderson, 12, of Calabasas has advanced to the state finals of the Miss American Pre-Teen Pageant in May. Lyric’s hobbies include writing poetry, singing and cheerleading. She is the daughter of actress Tami Roman and former NBA star Kenny Anderson.

Group picks up where others leave off



Plans made to trek Backbone Trail



The Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council will sponsor the seventh annual Backbone Trail Trek May 5 through 12. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 hikers. A fee is charged to cover expenses; money left after expenses will go toward improving and maintaining trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. The fee is $450 for […]

Join grand jury



Nominations for the 2007-08 grand jury are being sought by the Superior Court of California, Ventura County. To be considered for nomination, applicants must be citizens of the United States, 18 years of age or older, in possession of their natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, of sound judgment and of good character, have been a resident of Ventura County for […]

Superintendent stays at Las Virgenes



Sandra Smyser will continue her work as superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District. One of three finalists for a superintendent’s post in Boulder, Colo., Smyser has been informed by the Boulder Valley School District that she didn’t get the job. “I am happy to say that I will not be going to Boulder,” Smyser said. “The expressions of […]