2007-04-05

Soap Box Derby tradition comes to life



DOWNHILL RACER- Above, Oak Hills Elementary School third-grade student Zachary Gordon, 9, takes a trial run in his Sioux team racer before the Triunfo YMCA Soap Box Derby begins in the State Farm parking lot in Westlake Village last Sunday. Left, Lupin Hill Elementary School fourth-grader Henry Weddle, 9, is led off the racetrack by his father, Tony, after a […]

Approval near for 66-home Triangle Ranch development

Custom homes would be built near Ladyface Mountain

Triangle Ranch, a custom home development proposed at the base of Ladyface Mountain in the Cornell area of unincorporated Agoura, may soon receive approval by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, but how many homes will be allowed and where the homes will be built still remains a question mark. Sage Community Group, the developer of the project, appealed […]

Local landmark being sold



Oak Park water tank study to reveal site location

New tank double the size of Conifer

The Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors will release a long-awaited study on the Oak Park water tank replacement project by midApril, district officials said at the March 26 board of directors meeting. Mark Lawler, Triunfo’s general manager, said the study discusses two sites for the tank and the pros and cons of placing the tank under or above ground. […]

Oak Park man helps organize rally to raise global warming awareness



Conejo Valley residents concerned about the effects of global warming will rally at 10 a.m., Sat., April 14 at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The purpose of the rally is to urge Congress to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050 as part of the Step It Up 2007 Campaign. Event […]

Low-cost auto insurance available locally



Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has announced that the California LowCost Automobile Insurance Program is available in Ventura County, among other regions in the state. The program offers lowincome good drivers the opportunity to purchase auto insurance for less than $400 a year. The lowcost program provides drivers with state-required liability coverage for under $400 a year; in many counties the […]

Local schools rank in top 10 percen



Las Virgenes schools exceeded state benchmarks in the 2006 Academic Performance Index (API) scores, according to the latest report released by the California Department of Education. The API is based on a scale from 200 to 1,000 and is calculated by how well students perform on California standards testing in English/language arts, mathematics, history/social science and science. The Las Virgenes […]

Oak Hills ranks high in API



Oak Hills Elementary School led Oak Park Unified School District in the recent Academic Performance Index, a statewide ranking based on test scores taken last year. Oak Hills scored 933 out of a possible 1,000. Both Oak Hills and Brookside elementary schools exceeded the 900 mark. Red Oak Elementary was at 897, Medea Creek Middle School at 889 and Oak […]

Edison offers discount plan



Southern California Edison is encouraging customers to enroll in its Summer Discount Plan now so that they can be eligible for bill credits during the summer months, June through September, in return for allowing SCE to interrupt their air conditioner during power-supply emergencies. A small, radiocontrolled device installed by SCE on the air conditioner temporarily turns it off when needed. […]

Historical statue comes with house



Home buyers and history and mystery buffs have the chance to own a bit of Agoura Hills’ lore if they buy a house high in the hills above Agoura Road. The four-bedroom, three-bath home sitting atop a 1.38-acre hilly lot offers some unique amenities- a 14-foot statue of an Indian sculpted by Count Jean de Strelecki, a Polish immigrant and […]