2008-10-09

Black eye for soccer

Player attacks referee and sends him to the hospital Boy charged with felony battery

Player attacks referee and sends him to the hospital Boy charged with felony battery A 14-year-old soccer player from Agoura Hills who allegedly struck and injured a referee during a game on Sat., Oct. 4 has been arrested by police and charged with felony battery. According to witnesses at the game at Deerhill Park in Oak Park, the player became […]

Reyes Adobe Days 2008

Annual festival puts spotlight on Agoura's rancho culture •Parade and art show among the many highlights

Annual festival puts spotlight on Agoura’s rancho culture •Parade and art show among the many highlights The fourth annual Reyes Adobe Days, which pays tribute to the rich history of Agoura Hills, featured several new and expanded festivities for the hundreds of residents of visited the weekend-long event. The festival kicked off Fri., Oct. 3 with a Fiesta at the […]

Oak Park water pipe broken again



Crews were expected to complete repairs this week on a 20foot stretch of underground water pipe that broke in Oak Park. The damage occurred on Thurs., Oct. 2 under Kanan Road between Golden Eagle Drive and Lindero Canyon Road. Calleguas Municipal Water District crews worked throughout the weekend to repair the pipe, which lost 40,000 gallons of reclaimed sewer water. […]

Car show paints the town



REAR VIEW—Oak Park residents Shawn and Dale Crane observe the open interior of a 2007 Ford GT on display at the Westlake Village Car Show on Oct. 5. The 23rd annual show drew mostly American muscle cars and custom rods.

Commercial real estate follows housing market’s downward slide

Vacancies on the increase

Commercial properties used to be a safe haven for real estate investors as the housing market declined. Not anymore. Ventura County’s office and industrial vacancy rates continued their disappointing rise in the third quarter, according to figures released last week by the commercial real estate brokerage firm CB Richard Ellis. The county’s retail vacancies jumped to 4.8 percent, up from […]

School voyeuer to be sentenced



Nearly six months after he was arrested, the man accused of secretly videotaping female students in an Oaks Christian School locker room is scheduled to be sentenced in a Van Nuys court. Shiara Davila, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, said the prosecution expects that Hilario Hernandez Medina will be sentenced Oct. 17 to three years in […]

Three candidates vie for water board

Calleguas Municipal District

On election day, three Thousand Oaks residents will compete for one seat on the Calleguas Municipal Water District Board of Directors, Division 2, one of whom is longtime incumbent Jeffrey Bo;renstein, a certified public accountant. The other two candidates are Scott Quady, 54, and John Ecklund, 62. Borenstein, 54, has served on the Calleguas board since 1992 and is currently […]

Candidate Mike Paule campaigns for change

Triunfo Sanitation District

As a member of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Mike Paule has had to learn quickly about issues affecting local residents, such as the availability of water. Several years ago, the MAC vice chair began attending board meetings of the Triunfo Sanitation District, which provides potable water and sewer services for residents of Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, […]

Incumbent Ron Stark defends long record

Triunfo Sanitation District

Ron Stark says he has a plan that will solve the dispute over whether or not to have an allelected board overseeing the Triunfo Sanitation District. The agency, which provides water and sewer services to Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and parts of Thousand Oaks, is made up of three appointed and two elected board members. The […]

Will Stokes receives honor



The board of directors of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District recently honored Will Stokes as its Citizen of the Month. The year-long series of recognitions are helping to commemorate the district’s 50th anniversary. Stokes served as the district’s general manager and chief engineer from 1965 through 1988. During that time, he oversaw the design and construction of most of the […]