2007-11-21

Agoura water polo team wins title



NUMBER ONE– Members of the Agoura boys’ water polo team celebrate their victory over Mira Costa in the Nov. 17 CIF championship game at Irvine. Below, Agoura Principal Larry Misel hoists the championship plaque, a first for the boys’ team. For complete story, see Sports section.

Affordable living: Putting the money where the house is

Developers will receive subsidy to keep price points low

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com The Agoura Hills City Council last week voted in favor of providing a hefty subsidy to real estate developers who incorporate low and very low income housing in Agoura Village, the proposed mixed-use town center planned for the area south of the 101 Freeway off Kanan and Agoura roads. In June, the panel approved an Affordable […]

These stars can dance



BREAK IT DOWN– Teacher Ryan Yeager performs some wild moves in front of his third-grade partner Justin Shoemaker during last week’s “Dancing with the Stars” talent show at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village.

City takes the wheel on plans for Kanan-Agoura roundabout

Traffic circles crop up in many cities

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com The design of the controversial traffic circle proposed for the intersection of Kanan and Agoura roads will go out to bid by the beginning of next month, according to Agoura Hills civil engineer Ramiro Adeva. The roundabout was approved at the City Council meeting Nov. 14. City officials changed their minds about who would oversee the […]

Laifman named to Oak Park school board



Her oneyear term doesn’t begin until Dec. 11, but Barbara Laifman, the newest Oak Park School Board member, already has ideas and goals in place. Laifman was chosen by the school board last week to replace longtime member Jim Kalember, who resigned to teach in Arizona. Laifman will serve the remaining year of Kalember’s term, after which time the four-year […]

. . . Two riders were approaching



ON THE TRAIL- Old Agoura residents Lisa Stern, left, riding her palomino paint horse Fancy, and neighbor Mindy Levine, aboard buckskin Buddy, enjoy the wide open expanse of the Chesebro Trail during an outing last weekend.

Nominations for Gibbs award



The Calabasas Environmental Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Carl Gibbs award. The environmental excellence award named for the late Carl Gibbs honors individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies, organizations and institutions working to benefit the environment. Gibbs died last year at 67. An environmental commissioner and one of Calabasas’ founders, Gibbs and his wife of 38 years, Babette, lived […]

Supervisors appove Local Coastal Program



Resource protection and public safety now trump development in the mountaincoastal region following the passage of the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last month. According to Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, the LCP expands the environmental protections outlined in the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan. While the NAP reined in overdevelopment in […]

Area code change has people talking



Residents of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park and elsewhere in the current 818 area code region offered different preferences in a discussion on how to address the looming shortage of 818 code numbers. In its third of five public meetings with residents with an 818 area code, the California Public Utilities Commission met with a group of about 30 people […]

Calabasas prefers 818 prefix



Before the California Public Utilities Commission met last month in Calabasas, the City Council had a job- to establish its position on the area code shortage. But after hearing a recommendation by the city’s Communications and Technology Commission, which supports multiple area codes in the community, the City Council had trouble reaching an agreement. The commission recommendation was presented along […]