2008-12-04

Destroyed Oak Park sign gets replaced



Motorists heading north on Kanan Road will once again know when they have entered Oak Park. A new “Welcome to Oak Park” sign in the Kanan Road center median near Tamarind Street replaces the sign that was destroyed last January by an Oak Park resident who crashed his Ferrari into it. “It was important to replace the sign. It’s something […]

Leah Watts Knows Pilates



Leah Watts is a certified BASI Pilates instructor at TONE Pilates and Music. Pilates requires that participants treat their bodies with respect, love and reassurance. In return their bodies will respond with combined mental health, physical strength and confidence. As in musical tone, with Pilates the body will look more distinguished as the participant builds confidence and stands taller and […]

Lions chase down semifinal berth



STILL UNDEFEATED—Oaks Christian linebacker Tanner Maddux, left, brings down Pioneer Valley quarterback Nick Rucobo during last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division quarterfinal game at OCHS. In their first true test of the season, the Lions prevailed 21-0 behind a defense that allowed just 72 yards of offense. Oaks Christian (12-0), which now has five shutouts on the year, travels to […]

Eagle Scout helps restore Malibu Creek State Park



Brian Toone recently completed his Eagle Scout project of removing more than 500 feet of barbed wire fence from a remote area of Malibu Creek State Park accessible only by foot. This was part of an effort by park officials to restore the park to its natural state. The fence was an eyesore that was also dangerous for visitors and […]

Cantor Kenny rocks the house



Cantor Kenny Ellis of Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills will perform the songs from his CD “Hanukkah Swings!” live, with a 17-piece big band at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 14 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. The concert is in memory of musical arranger Harvey Cohen, the producer of the CD, who passed away of heart disease last […]

Lake Sherwood Home



This Lake Sherwood home has views of Sherwood mountains and valleys and several views of Sherwood lake. The Canterbury model floor plan includes downstairs bedroom/office, formal high ceilings at entry, living room and dining room. There are three fireplaces, a contemporary kitchen of granite, island, breakfast room. family room. There is an upper level master suite with sitting room, fireplace […]

1995 Agoura murder case lives on

'Through the years though, I've grown, matured, and learned how to express myself in a way that allows me to keep my sanity in what I feel is unjustified time spent in prison.' — Brandon Hein Centinela Prison, Imperial, Calif.

When Brandon Hein was convicted of murder for the 1996 death of a Los Angele policeman’s son, a gasp of disbelief went out nationwide. Hein received a sentence of life without parole for the death of the 18year-old, Jimmy Farris, even though he didn’t commit the crime. The case received attention on television and in local and national publications, and […]

Real Estate Pros Form Management Company



Beau Mann and his business partner Irma Haldane, a real estate broker whose association with Mann goes back 15 years, have started a new business, Residential Property Management Inc. The company manages single family homes including townhomes and condominiums. Mann and Haldane cover the Conejo and San Fernando valleys, Camarillo, Moorpark and Simi Valley. Mann moved to the Conejo Valley […]

Football league braces for Super Saturday



The Gold Coast Youth Football League will play its Super Bowl IV and Championship Division games Saturday at Royal High in Simi Valley. Throughout the day and night there will be raffles, 50/50 drawings, food and drinks, and the announcement of the league’s scholastic achievement recipients. The Simi Valley Vikings youth football program, celebrating its 45th season of existence, is […]

Conejo debutantes presented to public



FINAL PREP—Above, National Charity League Conejo Valley Chapter debutantes Piper Nunez, left, and Kelli Robertson touch up their hair a few minutes before the beginning of the annual debutante ball on Nov. 29 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. Left, Brooke Montgomery talks excitedly with fellow debutantes, from left, Katie Boryk, Courtney Lewis and Meghann Farrell, while other girls get […]


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