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 […]

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 […]

Mom’s duties extend beyond the family

Among the moms who will be honored this Sunday on Mother’s Day are those who “mother” well beyond their own families. Teachers, principals, volunteers and others who take care of us and our children through their jobs and leadership roles are special people indeed. Three such women have had a major impact on the lives of Oak Park residents. Mae […]

Water board fails bid to become an elected body

A motion that would turn the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors into an elected body was defeated at a TSD meeting April 30. Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, a member of the Triunfo board, was behind the move, but the only support she received from the five-member panel was from Chair Janna Orkney. Three members of the water board […]

A pit bull that attacked a woman and pets is euthanized

Blue, the pit bull that escaped from the Agoura Animal Shelter and went on a bloody attack in Thousand Oaks, has been put to death. “He was euthanized right away due to the circumstances and a sample to check for rabies was sent to Ventura Public Health,” said Michelle Roache, deputy director of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control. The […]


+The Music For Heart event at The Canyon was sponsored by the Delaney Kate Heart Fund program and the Rotary Club of Agoura Hills and Oak Park, not the Kiwanis.The event raised more than $50,000, and the Rotary Club donated an additional $35,000 to the charity. +Darren Gill from the FieldTurf Corp., not Donald Zimring, deputy superintendent of the Las […]

Westlake man found shot at LAX

Not known if death was homicide or suicide

The body of 57-year-old Westlake Village resident Robert Lee Scoville was discovered in Parking Structure 3 at Los Angeles International Airport with at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso. At around 2:45 a.m. on May 1 an airport custodian on a break noticed a man slumped over the steering wheel of a late-model BMW parked at LAX, said […]

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Agoura Someone stole a navigation system, an iPod, sunglasses, a CD player and a wallet from a vehicle parked on Ember Court April 23. The loss was about $5,000. Vandals caused $300 in damages when they spray-painted the restroom at Old Agoura Park on Chesebro Road. Burglars stole a $750 purse containing a $100 wallet and $30 in cash from […]

Calabasas up for All-America City honor

Calabasas is a finalist for the 2007 National Civic League All-America City Award, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious civic recognition program. The award recognizes exemplary community vision, collaborative problemsolving and inclusiveness to meet local challenges. The 21 finalists will participate in the All-America City competition June 68 in Anaheim. “This program spotlights hope and a can-do spirit behind the […]

Oak Park beefs up emergency preparedness

Oak Park is better prepared for a major emergency. An amateur radio system has been purchased by the Community Emergency Response Team to help in the event cellphones and other communication systems fail. “We’re kind of isolated here in Oak Park. In a catastrophic event where phones are down the amateur radio will be up and running,” said Diane Starzak, […]