2008-12-18

Sobriety house ruins neighborhood serenity

Agoura residents object to rehab home on Mainmast

Residents living in the vicinity of Mainmast Place in the Lake Lindero area of Agoura Hills are angry at the prospect of a home in their neighborhood being transformed into a sober living/drug rehabilitation residence. At the Dec. 10 Agoura Hills City Council meeting, residents told city leaders that a transitional home or halfway house for recovering alcoholics and drug […]

Straight Shooting from R. Scott Horn Photography



R. Scott Horn Photography & Video, specializing in advertising, action and events, is now producing videos in high definition. According to owner Scott Horn, “The switch to digital TV broadcasts is the biggest change to television since the invention of color TV . . . the quality is just amazing.” Horn’s clients include Guitar Center, Cal State Northridge, REO Speedwagon […]

Pet of the Week



GOOD GIRL—Tila, an 8-month-old female pit bull terrier, would make a sweet, mellow and snuggly holiday present. She is obedient and friendly with dogs and cats too. To adopt Tila, ask for No. A3915580 at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animal care.lacounty.gov.

Barbara A. Zimmerman



Barbara Alice Zimmerman born August 5, 1956 passed away very peacefully at her home on December 10, 2008. She was truly loved as a wonderful mother to Michael, daughter to Seymour and Myrna Zimmerman, sister to Sheila Richards, sister in law to Chris Richards, aunt to Adam and Sean and friend to all.

Deceiving poll



Using statistics generated by your own online poll in order to bolster your opinion that all but Old Agoura are in favor of the Heschel school project is preposterous. Anyone who has been online more than five minutes knows that these silly polls are quite easily manipulated. Internet polls are not real or valid voting tools and are less than […]

The fright before Christmas



‘WHO IS THIS GUY?’—Calabasas resident Evan Flashberg, 9 months, is not sure about sitting on Santa’s lap at the city of Calabasas Breakfast with Santa and His Pals event at the Calabasas Library on Dec. 6. The day included breakfast with Santa, Frosty the Snowman and the Gingerbread Man, pictures with Santa, and story time. This was Evan’s first meeting […]

Others Do the Cooking



Dinners at Your Place is a customized in-home personal chef service available for executives and families in the Conejo Valley. The company is owned and operated by Kathleen MacDonald and offers personal meals cooked from fresh ingredients in private homes. MacDonald will custom menu plan, grocery shop, prepare and package the food in appropriate serving sizes in the client’s home […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A resident in the 5400 block of Cedarhaven Drive reported that she was the victim of mail theft. The culprit forged a $264 check stolen from her outbound mail in an incident that occurred Dec. 8. A thief stole a bag containing DVD movies valued at $400, a $20 pair of sunglasses, and a real estate service key […]

What’s New On DVD?



Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest releases..   300-Special Collector’s Edition (Warner Bros.)—Frank Miller’s graphic novel goes up a few notches cinematically via this intense mix of CGI animation and live action in a retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae where 300 Spartans led by King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) face off against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and […]

Was city at fault?



Ms. Calhoun recently expressed her concern about access to and from the Old Agoura area in the event of fire. The fire and traffic problems problems would have been lessened by the construction of the county masterplanned Driver Avenue to its planned width of four lanes, plus shoulders, etc., requiring a 90-foot right of way. Upon the incorporation of Agoura […]


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