2008-11-20

Heschel School finally OK’d

Construction still a year away, but road blocks have been cleared

Despite fierce opposition from homeowners associations, environmental groups and the city of Agoura Hills, construction of the $18-million Heschel West Day School is finally moving forward. The private Jewish school, which was approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November 2007, will sit on a 73acre site in unincorporated L.A. County north of the 101 Freeway and […]

Man linked to the death of woman found in canyon



A 2007 graduate of Westlake High School has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Kaylin Marie Mathews, an Agoura Hills resident whose body was found July 1 in a Lobo Canyon ravine in the rural area of Agoura. Lt. Dan Rosenberg, the lead investigator on the case, said Weston Thomas McCahon, 19, was arrested in South Lake Tahoe Oct. […]

Looking out for others



WHO’S OUT THERE?- A.C. Stelle Middle School students Carly Hartman, left, and Peyton Grenley, both 13, sneak a peek from backstage prior to taking part in a Nov. 15 fashion show fundraiser at Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills. Organized in 2005 by parents Butch and Julieann Hartman, the Hartman House charity is raising funds to pay for approximately […]

High school show time



SHAKESPEARE BOOGIE— Oaks Christian High School students, from left, Bradley Gosnell, Caorline Dahl, Kristen Randol and Chase Badget perform the finale of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last week at the school. Performances continue 7 p.m. tonight and Friday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. And for a review of the recent Agoura High School play, “Rumors,” see page 34.

FOR THE RECORD



The Nov. 13 article, “Triunfo looks at mandatory water rationing,” incorrectly states that Janna Orkney is the TSD chair. She is the vice chair. Almostallschools and parks and many homeowners associations use recycled water for irrigation in Oak Park, not potable water.

Earthquake ‘shake-out’ gets cities prepared



When a major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 or higher rocks Southern California, local cities, schools, medical centers and businesses that participated in the Great Southern California ShakeOut on Nov. 13 will be a little safer during and after the disaster. The city of Agoura Hills has been preparing for life on shaky ground for years. The ShakeOut was an opportunity […]

Calabasas sets limit on RV parking



After more than a year of off-and-on discussion, the Calabasas City Council voted unanimously last week to adopt an ordinance that will restrict the amount of time recreational vehicles can be parked on city streets. Under the new law, residents can get two, 72-hour permits for the RV street parking each month. The permits require no fees. The speakers during […]

Toys 4 Tots begins holiday drive



TOY DRIVE KICK OFF—Conejo Valley Association of Realtors president Patti Hepple and Toys 4 Tots fundraiser chairman Brent Davis are joined by Pt. Hueneme Marines Sgt. Israel Perez, left, and Staff Sgt. Gabriel Lopez, right, as the annual Toys 4 Tots toy collection begins in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 14.

Taking Thanksgiving off



The Acorn will be delivered a day early because of Thanksgiving. Both papers will be distributed next Wed., Nov. 26, instead of Thurs., Nov. 27. This makes it necessary to change deadlines for the Nov. 26 and Dec. 4 editions. Letters to the editor and press releases for the Nov. 26 editions must be received by noon today, Nov. 20, […]

Student needed to serve on center’s governing board



The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Joint Powers Authority has an opening for the city of Calabasas student member position on the board of directors. The board acts as the governing and policy making body of the authority in the operations, control, improvements and planning of the center, personnel and fiscal operations. Student members are nonvoting members appointed to the board to […]