2007-06-28

Agoura Village opponent seeks reimbursement for expenses

Mary Altmann bought designer suit and shoes for her date in court

Mary Altmann, a Malibu Lakeside resident, spent much time and money fighting city hall- and now she wants her money back. Last year, Altmann filed a lawsuit against the city of Agoura Hills alleging CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) and municipal code violations in connection with the city’s Agoura Village Specific Plan. Judge James Chalfant ruled in her favor on […]

Mask exhibit opens at Satwiwa Center



The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will present an exhibit of masks called “Faces of Nature” from July 1 to Sept. 30 at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center at Lynn Road and Via Goleta in Newbury Park. The center is open weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The masks were created onsite by people of all […]

Sees the meaning of art



Swedish student experiences local life



Many students can’t wait for the day they’ll hang up their backpacks for good, but for Hannah Kaufman, 17, school was something she couldn’t get enough of. After graduating from high school in Sweden at 15 and attending a year of music college, Hannah decided to move to California for a year at an American high school. Hannah, a selfdescribed […]

Eagle soccer team swoops in on title



Agoura Hills dance students head to NYC



Twentyeight competitive dancers, ages 7 to 17, with the Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center have qualified to compete next month in the national championships of the New York City Dance Alliance. After regional qualification and more than a year of fundraising, the students are getting ready to travel cross-country to put their best foot forward in the competition […]

The Dave Walter Team



A full time real estate professional since 1986, Dave Walter and his team, associates with the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Regional office, have become a local powerhouse with more than 60 years combined experience. They have been ranked as the No. 1 agent for listings sold in the Conejo Valley, with more than 1,300 successful closed sales. The Dave Walter […]

Resource Conservation District lands new home



The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains moved into its new home at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura- and celebrated with a housewarming, appropriately enough, on the evening of the summer solstice, June 21. The district, which moved from its original home in Topanga, provides educational programs about all facets of conservation. It conducts research about the environment, […]

Park service offers hiking, safety tips



The National Park Service offers the following tips for hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. +Water is life. Carry plenty of water and drink it. One or more quarts should be enough for short walks. Longer hikes require more than one quart of water. Alcohol is not a good substitute for water. +Never hike alone. Use the […]

Summer activities at Botanic Garden



The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden will present a variety of events in July. The garden is at 350 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call (805) 494-7630. A garden walk led by Ed Hager will focus on rare fruit at 2 p.m. Sun., July 1. Walkers should wear sturdy shoes and bring a bottle of water. Meet at […]


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