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Library seeks community involvement

As Oak Park facility grows, support needed

By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com The Oak Park Library is growing, but not without help from the community A volunteer group called Friends of the Oak Park Library is appealing to area residents to join the organization’s board. The group raises funds in support of the library by selling books, DVDs, audio tapes and VHS tapes at the library bookstore. Board […]

Pets find eternal peace at local cemetery

Calabasas landmark dates back to 1928

By Eliav Appelbaum  eliava@theacorn.com Ellen Newth didn’t know what to do with her dog, Spooky. Spooky was hit and killed by a car in New York City in 1984 and was cremated at the New York Animal Mortuary. Newth flew to California with Spooky’s cremains in her purse, but another 12 years went by before she could find a permanent […]

School opens new center for the arts

Oaks Christian School dedicated its new Bedrosian Pavilion Aug. 30 in a gala event attended by 250 donors, guests and other members of the community affiliated with the private Westlake Village school. Activities included selfguided tours of the $16-million, 30,000-square-foot multipurpose arts facility, the unveiling of a glass sculpted “donor wall” and a special presentation to major donors John and […]

Agoura Hills CERT classes to begin

The city of Agoura Hills is hosting the fall Community Emergency Response Team Level I training classes at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday from Sept. 11 through Oct. 23 and 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 27 in the community room at Agoura Hills City Hall, 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. The CERT training will be taught by members of the Los Angeles […]

Ignore firefighter fundraising fraud

The Ventura County Fire Department wants to alert county residents to a fraudulent enterprise in the area soliciting funds for the benefit of firefighters injured fighting the Zaca Fire. None of the agencies involved in fighting the Zaca Fire- including the Ventura County Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service- has authorized any fundraising activities, officials said. “Speaking for all […]

Fake drugs leave bitter taste

The U.S.-based Center for Medicine in the Public Interest predicts that counterfeit drug sales will reach $75 billion globally in 2010, an increase of more than 90 percent from 2005. Recently, the European Commission released figures showing that there has been a dramatic increase in pharmaceutical counterfeiting, with seizures in Europe hitting an all-time high of more than 2.5 million […]

Campaign underway to promote rate hike

Water district wants public on its side

An open house held two weeks ago by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District helped residents understand why water and sewer rates are on the rise. About 40 people attended the Aug. 23 event at district headquarters in Calabasas. District officials had earlier announced that potable water and sewage rates will double over a five-year period starting Nov. 1. “The […]

‘One Book, One City’ will promote reading, mayor says

The city of Agoura Hills has joined a growing trend in California to promote reading, conversation and a closer family connection. “One City, One Book” was initiated in 1998 by the Washington Center for the Book. Mayor Dan Kuperberg wants to put the program to work in Agoura Hills. The program is already underway in homes and schools and is […]

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The Agoura HillsCity Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall, 30001 Ladyface Court. Business hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on programs, services and meetings, call (818) 5977300 or visit www.ci.agourahills.ca.us.