Agoura Relay touches home

Record turnout marks annual charity event

As events unfolded last weekend at the fifth annual Relay for Life fundraiser in Agoura Hills, it seems everybody had a story to tell about how cancer has touched their lives. Since “cancer never sleeps,” neither did the participants. The motto for the 24hour, walkaround-the-clock fundraiser was “Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.” More than 1,600 area residents took part and […]

Axed walnut tree cultivates controversy

Residents say developer deliberately chopped it down

Was it a case of sour grapes that prompted Pasadena developers Aitan and Schlomy Hillel to cut down a 50-year-old black walnut tree in Old Agoura? Some area residents think so. The Hillels have been wrangling with officials about their right to develop their land in the equestrian area for more than four years. A prominent occupant of the site […]

Acosta resigns from Triunfo board

The leadership makeup of the Triunfo Sanitation District has taken another twist following the announcement that longtime member Jim Acosta is resigning from the district’s board of directors. Former Triunfo boardmember and Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Dennis Gillette has been appointed by the Ventura Regional Sanitation District to take Acosta’s place. The Triunfo district provides potable and wastewater services to […]

Calabasas art festival brings talent to the table

Reach out to Oak Park

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Oak Park High School presentation room (G-9) at 899 Kanan Road. MAC minutes and agendas can be found at the website www.countyofventura.org/bos/dist2.asp. You can also e-mail Linda.Parks@ventura.org with questions about Oak Park governance.

Oak Park supplied with emergency cache

Trailer near Station 36

To help Oak Park be better prepared in the event of a disaster, a trailerful of emergency supplies has been delivered to the community’s fire station on Deerhill Road. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the 12by6foot trailer took place April 28 at Fire Station 36. The facility is packed with emergency items such as first aid supplies for treating trauma, […]

A Sunday drive for books

Calabasas 747 area code takes off

Due to a shortage of 818 area code telephone numbers, the California Public Utilities Commission has voted to create an overlay map for Calabasas and surrounding areas that now use the 818 area code. In other words, all customers who currently use the 818 area code will keep it, but beginning in May, 2009, new customers will be assigned a […]

Firefighters invited to the adobe

Intolerance is not the way, students taught

A former neo-Nazi skinhead leader and a gay man discussed their unlikely friendship during a student assembly at Oak Park High School last Wednesday. The men spoke about hate, healing, forgiveness and hope. Tim Zaal, a former white supremacist from the San Gabriel Valley, served time in jail after assaulting an Iranian couple he thought were Jewish. Matthew Boger, thrown […]