2008-09-25

Dogs gone, owner upset over decision



Sandy Espinoza wants her cat and 13 dogs back from Los Angeles Animal Care and Control so she can take them with her on a road trip to Missouri. Esponoza said she and her pets were separated on Aug. 4 when the California Highway Patrol came to her Thousand Oaks home and arrested her for a warrant on an unrelated […]

Local Business Briefs



New VICA chief speaks The Agoura /Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast at 8 a.m. Wed., Oct. 1 at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. The event will feature Stuart Waldman, new president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. Waldman has served as an aide to former Speaker of the State Assembly Bob […]

Swimmer excels at Jr. Olympics



Sammy Wolfson, a freshman at Agoura High, put together a fantastic all-around performance in the Junior Olympics at Mission Viejo. Wolfson finished in third place in the 100meter backstroke, gained seventh-place honors in both the 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle, and was eighth in the 100 freestyle. Wolfson trains with the Royal Swim Team at Calabasas High. One of his […]

Boy Scouts complete their canoe adventure



ALWAYS PREPARED—Members of Agoura Hills Boy Scout Troop 127 soak up the sun at High Adventure Camp, Northern Tier in Minnesota in August. The boys traveled 88 miles by canoe on lakes along the border of Minnesota and Canada. From left, are: Scoutmaster Geoff Gunn, Chris Rupp, Sean Williams, Blake Vollandt, Justin Regan, Ryan Moorman, James Anderson and Assistant Scoutmaster […]

Yes on school bond



The entire Oak Park community can be proud of Oak Park schools. They provide an exceptional education. Oak Park student performance levels are the highest in Ventura County and among the best in the state and nation. While our students and teachers are performing at a superior level, local school buildings and classrooms are aging. Basic repairs and upgrades are […]

Candidates’ forum set for Oak Park

School board, MAC and sanitation district candidates invited

Voters facing decisions in the races for Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education and Triunfo Sanitation District Board of Directors have the opportunity to see and hear the candidates in an election forum sponsored by the nonpartisan Community Foundation for Oak Park. All candidates on the ballot for each office have been invited […]

Raiman Rocks ready to roll



Master gemologist Galli Raiman has teamed with local entrepreneur Yosef Rosen in the formation of a new diamond concierge service in Calabasas called Raiman Rocks. Unlike a regular jewelry store which stocks a perpetual inventory, Raiman Rocks buys and sells investment grade diamonds based solely on the request of its customers. According to the company’s business plan, a high net […]

Homecoming festivities set at CLU



The California Lutheran University Alumni Association will celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend from Thurs., Oct. 9 to Sun., Oct. 12. The festivities officially begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 with the homecoming coronation ceremonies at Lundring Events Center. The 2008 homecoming king and queen will be crowned as part of CLU’s long-standing tradition. On Friday, the annual Alumni and Friends […]

Fillmore railway restores whistlestop



The Fillmore & Western Railway Company has recently purchased the Red Barn fruit stand and garden center, a landmark along Highway 126 east of Santa Paula. The company is restoring and updating the building, along with a name change to Loose Caboose. The Santa Paula branch line travels through the property, lending itself as a “whistlestop” for the tourist train […]

School size, not quality, declining



It would be nice if we had more kids in our school system, but it probably isn’t in the cards, at least in the foreseeable future. Declining enrollment is not a unique problem. Other school districts in California, particularly in affluent areas, are experiencing the same phenomenon. Conejo Valley unified schools have about 500 fewer students than last year. Las […]