Oak Park water tank report released

The Conifer water tank replacement project in Oak Park is finally moving forward with the release this week of an environmental impact report. The study analyzes the sites under consideration, the pros and cons of placing the tank under or above ground, and related costs. The report is available for review at the Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road, […]

Agoura Hills teen directs musical to help kids with heart disease

Shayna Turk of Agoura Hills used her hobby to raise more than $1,700 for children with congenital heart disease. The 15-year-old, who enjoys acting and directing, led 24 local kids ages 5 to 11 in a theater production of Disney’s hit film “High School Musical.” Instead of selling tickets to the performances, held on August 2 and 3, Shayna asked […]

Bowling on tap for Chamber

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce has a variety of events planned for the remainder of the month. •The second annual bowling tournament and mixer will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Fri., Aug. 17 at AMF Woodlake Lanes, 23130 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. The entry fee for a team of four is $275. A donation of $5 is requested from […]

Shetland squad makes World Series

ALL-STARS MAKE HISTORY- The Agoura PONY Baseball Shetland All-Star team won the sectional tournament and finished fourth at regionals. Agoura advanced to the Shetland World Series in Chino Hills for the first time. The team won two of its three games and finished ninth out of 24 teams. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Cyrus Sarkary, […]

Wedding bells ring for Agoura High alum

NEWLYWEDS- Christine Harrison and Thomas Bell take to the dance floor during their wedding reception at Calamigos Ranch recently. Harrison graduated from Agoura High School in 2000 and both the bride and groom attended UC Davis. The couple resides in Sacramento where Bell attends McGeorge School of Law. Harrison has a masters degree in speech pathology.

Time to shore up our infrastructure

Hurricane Katrina and the recent Minneapolis/St. Paul bridge collapse should give politicians at every level of government pause. For years, professional engineers and managers of every sort have been warning that America’s infrastructures are rapidly declining. These include sewer and water system pipes, roads, bridges, dams, levees, over- and underpasses, tunnels. But the professional politicians, far too many of whom […]

Gazebos: The New Gathering Place Away From Home

Many homeowners wish to turn their backyards into outdoor living spaces, bringing indoor comforts into the fresh outdoor air. Gazebos are uniquely suited to do this by providing a covered retreat that adds distinction to the outdoor living space. “Gazebos are becoming gathering places away from the home,” says Bruce Cheng of CedarShed Industries. Cheng recognizes added protection from the […]


•Last week’s article, “Calabasas condo complex okay,” concluded with the statement, “The project passed 32 with no conditions or amendments,” but the final project approved by the City Council had 73 conditions and 26 mitigation measures for approval including five major concessions by the developer. The concessions are: nine units of affordable housing, road improvements along Las Virgenes, improvements to […]

Two wheels, a helmet and lots of fun

FOLLOW THE LEADER- Jacob Samuels, 7, of Agoura Hills and his grandfather Sherwin Samuels of Oak Park follow their shadows as they enjoy a bike ride on Cheseboro Canyon Trail near Old Agoura last Sunday. Off-road riding can be fun, but follow the rules of safety.


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