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 […]

Mulholland lore linked to Calabasas history



Catherine Mulholland, the noted author and historian whose grandfather, William Mulholland, built the Los Angeles Aqueduct, spoke to local residents earlier this month about her latest effort to chronicle the rich history of Calabasas. The 85-year-old Mulholland, author of “Calabasas Girls: An Intimate History” (1976) and “The Owensmouth Baby: The Making of a San Fernando Valley Town” (1987), appeared at […]

Pierce Brothers dedicates Garden of Reflections



CAUSE TO PAUSE—Pastor Bruce Kitabjian of Grace Bible Church in Newbury Park prepares for the ribbon cutting at the Garden of Reflections at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village. The garden is a place for families whose loved ones have been cremated.

Top seed ends Chargers’ title defense



SO CLOSE—Agoura High goalkeeper Bruk Campbell tries to stop a penalty shot by Arroyo Grande’s Jesse Gillespie during Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Division IV second-round playoff match at AHS. Despite getting out to an early lead, the Chargers lost the contest, 14-12. Agoura, last year’s section title winner, finished 21-10 overall and was a co-Marmonte League champion.

Middle schoolers to perform ‘Little Shop’



A.E.WrightMi ddle School’s drama club will present the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 20 a t the Class Act Theatre, 5345 Wilhelmina Ave., Woodland Hills. Yariv Sponko is directing the production. Seventh-grader Ryan Rosenheim plays Seymour and eighth-grader Carly Simon is Audrey, his love interest. In the show, Seymour discovers a man-eating plant that will […]

Marriage defined



As for Proposition 8, leave religion, politics, tolerance and emotions out of it. It’s simple. Just look up the definition of “marriage” in any dictionary, and you will find that it clearly states that it is “the formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.” That is marriage. Unfortunately, […]

Adam Ipatzi



Adam Ipatzi took the honors for Top Selling Agent in July 2008 for Prudential California Realty’s Oxnard/Channel Islands office. One of the keys to Ipatzi’s success is his optimistic attitude. He was chosen for Prudential California Realty’s “Fish! Philosophy Award” in 2007, which is based on a book proven to boost morale and improve results. He was the one agent […]

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. […]

Annino turns over Santa legacy to women’s club



STEPHANIE BERTHOLDO/Acorn Newspapers LEAVING A LEGACY—After 29 years, George Annino, center, passes on responsibility for the Santa Comes to Agoura program to members of the Westlake Junior Women’s Club. The program provides food and gifts to low-income families in the area. Club co-president Roselle Wolfe, left, and transition leader Leisa Schwartz have promised to keep the tradition alive in the […]

Chef Service Gets Personal



Cooking Light Chef Personal Chef Service is a new business that offers a healthy eating alternative for busy professionals and people with little time. Cooking Light provides service in Calabasas, Malibu, Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks. “Cooking Light Chef Personal Chef Service will come to your home and prepare healthy, delicious and preservativefree dinners,” said personal […]


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