2007-07-05

Thankful for HOA rules and regs



Thirteen years ago my wife and I moved into a complex in Oak Park governed by a homeowner’s association. Before closing escrow we were given a copy of the CC&Rs and told we would be legally bound to follow and abide by them. Although there were things we didn’t like, we felt they provided us with protection against potentially inconsiderate […]

Pat Helton



Pat Helton, broker associate at the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Regional Office, has been ranked in the top 50 agents in the Los Angeles North West Region for the first quarter of 2007. Helton has been a top producing agent with Coldwell Banker in the Conejo Valley since 1985. Helton is a certified ePRO agent, the highest technology designation for […]

Residents file lawsuit against Calabasas traffic signal



Two residents have filed a lawsuit against the city of Calabasas challenging a traffic signal at the intersection of Old Topanga Canyon Road and Mulholland Highway. Toby Keeler and Elizabeth Stephens filed the suit June 18. It alleges that Calabasas City Manager Tony Coroalles failed to follow proper guidelines when he approved the project. The suit asserts the City Council’s […]

Charity golf tourney raises $3,000



The Sterling Hills Women’s Golf Association in Camarillo recently presented Villa Esperanza of Thousand Oaks with a check for $3,000, which represents the proceeds from the association’s second invitational tournament held on May 23 at Sterling Hills Golf Course. The tournament sold out for the second year in a row with 110 golfers. The association is the only local women’s […]

Out of school and just the way he likes it



LAZY DAZE- Carson Huncke, 8, of Westlake Village, tries his luck fishing in Westlake Lake one mild-summer evening last week. Early mornings and twilight are the best times.

Pet of the Week



LONELY- Oliver, 1, a male stray tri-color guinea pig, needs a home. Oliver can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Oliver home, ask for ID No. A3689861. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Local advocate deserved better



After reading the article about Mary Altmann’s claim for reimbursement for the money she spent to fight city hall I was left wondering: Why was this article written? It seems to me it was written to embarrass Mrs. Altmann. It seems the writer took every opportunity to diminish all the good that she did and focused on the absurdness of […]

Kevin Lehman



The award for top producer from Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office for March 2007 was won by Kevin Lehman. Lehman and his wife have been Conejo residents for nearly 35 years. Having raised three daughters in the community, Lehman provides his clients with firsthand knowledge of the Conejo Valley neighborhoods and its excellent school system. Over the years, […]

Woman, 21, dies of heart ailment



Former Agoura High School student Jessica Renee Vincent died unexpectedly June 9. Vincent, 21, went into a seizure and was comatose for three weeks at Los Robles Hospital, according to Freda Hamilton, a friend of the family. “She was such a little adult,” Hamilton said. “She was just a beautiful kid.” Vincent graduated from Agoura High School in 2004 and […]

Santa Monica Mountains recreation brochure available



The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is featured in a new, 16-page, full-color brochure available from Western National Parks Association. Written by Michael Tennesen, “Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area” presents a tour through the parklands, introducing readers to the history of the area and the recreational opportunities offered. Photographs by Tom Gamache and others depict Peter Strauss Ranch, […]