2008-06-26

Safe use of fireworks for July 4 holiday



The Ventura County Fire Department reminds residents that the safe and legal way to enjoy fireworks on Fourth of July is at a professional public display. Fireworks of all kinds are illegal in the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County such as Oak Park. Fire cause investigators and […]

Agoura grads remember days fondly



The bonds of friendship and the importance of dreams were a prominent theme at the June 19 graduation ceremony at Agoura High School. Senior Maarvi Khawaja spoke to the class of 2008 on the topic of shared experiences at the school and the dreams that will lead each student to their destiny. The 508 graduates united over the years in […]

Local youngster sprints into record books



Grant Levesque, a 7yearold from Old Agoura, set a new record in the 200-meter sprint at the Western League Finals at College of the Canyons. Levesque’s time of 33.04 seconds broke Jay Johnson’s all-time best mark of 33.54, originally set in 1975. In addition to his victory in the 200, Levesque also won the 100-meter dash and long jump events. […]

Coordinate lights, save gasoline



With gas prices going up every day and no end in sight, what can be done to help conserve gasoline? How much time do we sit waiting at stoplights, idling away that now expensive commodity, going nowhere, plus destroying the environment? My question is where are the traffic engineers who set the timing of the traffic lights in Oak Park, […]

This House Has Slate And Stone Floors, Travertine And Marble



This property has been upgraded with a salt water pool and spa with a 12-foot waterfall, cave and volleyball area, as well as paths, benches, lounging areas, a granite sit-down bar and barbecue with two built-in tables. The four bedroom, three bath house features slate and stone floors, travertine and marble, and custom paint, cabinetry and lighting. The kitchen features […]

Child actor learning Hollywood ways



Zachary Gordon had a good excuse for missing 72 days of school this year at Oak Hills Elementary in Oak Park. The 10-year-old is an award-winning actor who spent the time making films, television shows and commercials. Zachary played a neighborhood boy in “Georgia Rule” with Jane Fonda, earning a Young Artist Award for best supporting actor in a comedy […]

Wellness Community offers programs



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura announces its program schedule for July. All events take place at the Wellness Community at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.TwcVv.org. Fri., July 11: The Alexander Technique: Gentle Self Care with Sydney Laurel Harris, noon to 2 p.m. Thurs., July 17: Feeling Better with Cancer with Sharon Norling, […]

Calabasas High School Class of 2008



Kevin Mathys Abas, Mursal Abedi, Pashtana Abedi, Lauren Hailey Acrich, Sydney Alyse Adams, Jake William Adee, Amir Ali Adhami, Chelsea Hope Adler, Kiarang Ahankoob, Jiana Chloe Ajani, Yasaman Amanat, Courtney Leigh Ames, Lee Shai Amir, Sandra Amirjalaly, Alexander John Aniston, Michelle Arau, Armita Amanda Ariano, Dol-Anne Josephine Asiru, Kaitlyn Janelle Audick, Kevin Avedissian, Tanaz Tina Azimi Christopher Michael Badger, Damon […]

Pet of the Week



GENTLE- Cally, 6, a female calico cat, was surrendered by her owner. Cally can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Cally home, ask for ID No. A3808995. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so call (818) 9910071 first or visit www// animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

Backlash against environmentalists



Between laughing and crying, I was struck by your recent article about the proposed Agoura Village plan threatening species and the letter to the editor about Calabasas leadership. Without a doubt, the environmentalist loonies are keeping Agoura from prospering while preserving their own selfish interests living in their multimillion dollar Cornell area homes. A classic case of NIMBY (Not In […]


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