2008-07-24

They’ve got the umbrellas, but where’s the rain?



STAGE HANDS- Performing “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Westlake Village Civic Center are Cabrillo Theater youth entertainers, from left, Madeline Holcombe, Ben Gutierrez, Stephanie Allen, Gari Geiselman, Allie Stoller, Jacob Tobias and Sami Stateman. The show was part of the city’s “TGIF” summer entertainment series, now in its fifth year and free to the public.

To vote or not to vote a campaign issue for Triunfo board

Ron Stark being challenged

Mike Paule, vice chair of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, has announced he will run for the Triunfo Sanitation District board in the November election. Paule will challenge longtime incumbent Ron Stark for the fouryear seat. It’s only the second time in Stark’s 24-year-tenure on the board that he’s faced a challenger. Stark defeated Wayne Blasman in 2004. Paule, […]

On principal, school district opts for change



Las Virgenes Unified School District will have several new principals at the helm when school resumes this fall. Dan Stepenosky, LVUSD assistant superintendent of personnel, announced that Tom Spence will take charge as principal of Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills, replacing Keith Tomes. Jessica Kiernan will replace Gary Galvan at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, and Kimmarie […]

Ready for emergency



BE PREPARED- Jim Baca of Westlake Village (with gloves) and Robert Gordon of Thousand Oaks treat volunteer “victim” Julie Weinstein of Oak Park during a July 12 practice session for the T.O. Disaster Assistance Response Team. Below, DART members perform a stretcher evacuation. The drill, which took place in Agoura Hills, allowed volunteers to practice their emergency skills in case […]

Incumbents seek return to school board



The seats of longtime incumbent Jan Iceland and recent appointee Barbara Laifman are up for election on the Oak Park School Board. Both incumbents say they will run. Iceland, who’s seeking her fifth term, was elected in 1991. She’s served longer than any of the other current members. Board Chair Cindy Vinson is in her third term; Marie Panec and […]

Limited time to comment on Agoura Village

Environmental watchdog group Save Open Space believes the development will trample the local ecology

There’s still time for residents to submit their comments about the revised environmental impact report for the Agoura Village plan, a city official said. Residents have until Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. to express their concerns about the proposed residential and commercial development, said Allison Cook, Agoura Hills senior planner. Cook said additional biological information has been added to the […]

Museum fundraiser takes off



HIGH-FLYING PRIZE- President Judy Phelps of the Santa Paula Aviation Museum shows off a 1947 Stinson Voyager that the museum will raffle off in September to raise funds. The airplane is valued at $25,000. The winner will be given a choice between the airplane or $20,000 in cash. Tickets cost $100. Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $250 will also […]

Calabasas meets recycling goals



The city of Calabasas says it has made great strides in having its residents recycle everything from television sets to oil filters. The Calabasas City Council adopted a resolution earlier this year requiring 75 percent of the city’s trash to be recycled by 2012. “The (Calabasas) landfill is expected to operate until 2020 to 2025 depending on how much we […]

Westlake High student to star in upcoming ‘Scooby Doo’film



Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft is leaving Westlake Village this summer for a jaunt to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada to star as Velma in the new “Scooby Doo” movie. The 17-year-old is excited about playing Velma, a character she relates to for her energy and her analytical skills. “I think her brain moves a little faster than her mouth and body,” […]

Wildlife center gathers for 10th anniversary



California Wildlife Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a “Way Wild” fundraiser Sun., Aug. 10 at Gull’s Way Estate in Malibu. The fundraiser will include wine tasting, cuisine from top chefs and Malibu restaurants, children’s activities, intuitive readings and healing sessions, and silent and live auctions. Entertainment will be provided by Elettra Blu, Maureena and the Maniac Cadillac Band, […]