Judge rules further study needed for Agoura Village

Environmental report inadequate

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com A 135-acre swath just south of the 101 Freeway at Agoura Road is poised to one day become Agoura Village, a new commercial and residential town center, but city officials hit a snag in their development plans following a court order for additional environmental studies. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant ruled April 20 that […]

Amgen recognizes Westlake teacher

A local fifth-grade teacher has been recognized for creating an “innovative and encouraging environment” in his science classroom, and he will take home $10,000 for personal and classroom use. Amgen will honor Steve Latshaw of Westlake Hills Elementary School and 29 other science teachers across the United States and Puerto Rico as this year’s recipients of the Amgen Award for […]

Future Foundation seeks nominations

Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is accepting nominations for its seventh annual CLvFFie (pronounced cliffie) Awards. The awards recognize individuals and/or organizations in the Conejo and Las Virgenes area that have made a positive impact on the community through service, volunteerism, monetary donations and/or significant achievements. Award categories are the arts, business/professional, community service, education, healthcare, public safety, youth sports. A […]

Hoop contest to benefit ALS

The fourth annual Ernie Wallengren Memorial Hoopfest, to raise money for ALS research, will be Sat., May 12 at Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. in Calabasas. The tournament will feature teams comprised of women, men, children and mixed teams, including a team captained by Mark Wallengren of the KOST-FM Mark and Kim Show. Players can enter singly or […]

Chaminade students rally for awareness

The Chaminade College Preparatory High School sponsored an Awareness Week in April, culminating with a Rally for Change on April 27. Although the rally was planned prior to the shootings at Virginia Tech, the event took on new meaning and greater emphasis in light of that tragedy. The Chaminade student council focused on helping students be more aware of how […]

CIF toughens transfer rules

After years of discussion and countless revisions, the CIF Federated Council has approved new statewide rules pertaining to the transfer eligibility of high school studentathletes attending CIFmember schools. The new rules will take effect on July 1. “This has not been an easy process. In order to craft a proposal that would maintain the integrity of our rules, maintain choice […]

Musicians can apply for awards program

A music awards program has been created for the local independent artists who live and/or perform in Ventura County. The Music Awards for Ventura Roots and Independent Creations will be accepting submissions of nominations until Mon., July 9 for all genres of music. Both original and cover materials are eligible. There is no age limit for submissions. The MAVRIC awards […]

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Mother’s Day plans “What do you want for Mother’s Day?” I asked my wife earlier this week. “I don’t need anything,” she said. “Do you want to do something for Mother’s Day?” I asked. “Anything you want to do, we’ll do it.” “I don’t need to do anything,” she said. Then, the great wife and mother that she is, never […]

Passion for art grows in Calabasas

FINE EXAMPLE–Susan Goldstein strolls past a hand-blown glass representation of a blue agave, a plant used to make tequila, at the Calabasas Fine Arts Festival last Sunday. Long Beach artist Jason McQuaid creates his glittering pieces with glass blown at 2,000 degrees. More than 200 vendors signed up for the art show, which celebrated its 10th year in the city […]

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Residents are invited to participate in any of the following volunteer opportunities in the area. For more information or to sign up, call the phone number listed for the event. +An information meeting regarding the volunteer training program will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sat., May 19 at the San Fernando Valley Counseling Center, 8350 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. The center […]

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