Haines, Parry bid farewell

Deena Parry and Todd Haines officially ended their long service on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council at the Dec. 16 MAC meeting, making way for newly elected members Mike McReynolds and Derek Ross. During the group’s last meeting of the year, Parry and Haines, both of whom chose not to seek reelection, were commended by fellow council members and […]

Thousands of duffel bags loaded for needy kids

GATHERING THE GOODS- From left, Patrick Feely, toy industry foundation board member; Ritchie Geisel, president and CEO of Bienvenidos; and president and CEO of My Stuff Bags Foundation Janeen Holmes load a van with more than 2,000 duffels in Westlake Village. My Stuff Bags Foundation donates bags to children in crisis shelters and foster care homes. My Stuff plans to […]

Pet of the Week

BRIGHT EYES—Lilly, a 4-year-old female black and white cat, hopes you’ll take her home for the holidays. Ask for ID No.3210809 at the Agoura Animal Shelter. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

Band ‘JetStream’ ready for takeoff

JetStream, a teen rock band that has been wowing the community for about a year with original music, ’70s songs and classic rock, has signed a recording contract with RCA Records. Cheryl Zelico, the mother of the JetStream’s drummer, Ben, said the contract was signed by the boys and their parents in Century City on Dec. 4. That Thursday was […]

Real Estate Trainers Take New Direction In Pre-license Training

Real Estate Trainers, having a long history at Century 21 conducting their live prelicense Principles course, is branching into a new direction of pre-license training. As of Thurs., Jan. 1, Real Estate Trainers will start administering the live Principles course under its own name. This will open the door for anyone who wants to get a real estate license but […]

Iceland named Oak Park board president

Jan Iceland will serve as president of the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education for 2009 after being named to the post by fellow board members at their annual reorganization meeting earlier this month. Iceland takes over from Cindy Vinson. The board selected Mary Rees as the vice president. Iceland, elected in November to her fifth board term […]

Girl Scouts promote environmental awareness

BETTER BAGS—Old Agoura resident Ev Rosen, center, is surrounded by San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Troop 995 members during a reusable bag distribution at Ralphs in Agoura Hills last week. From left: Elena England, Peyton Moreau, Holly Schwake, far right, and Daisy Troop 735 member Christina Schwake, second from right. Heal the Bay encourages businesses to eliminate plastic shopping bags.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Deputies responded to a domestic dispute incident in the 30700 block of Mulholland Highway Dec. 11. A thief stole $40 worth of energy drinks from a gas station in the 4900 block of Reyes Adobe Dec. 8. Someone stole $14,700 worth of music instruments and art from a home in the 5300 block of Captains Place Dec. 1. […]

Sagebrush hosts New Year’s bash

The Sagebrush Cantina will host a Stars and Stripes New Year’s Eve party at 8 p.m. Wed., Dec. 31 at 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The cantina will provide an allAmerican buffet with a variety of meats, side dishes and traditional desserts. Best costumes representing the red, white and blue will receive a first prize of $400, second prize of $200 […]

Agents Carol At Sunrise

Following a tradition begun last year, the agents of Dilbeck Realtors ended their Christmas party by traveling to Sunrise Assisted Care Community for Christmas caroling. Zan Bernhardt, Hong Kim, and Jeanne Archer demonstrated their musical talents on piano and guitar. It was a wonderful way to begin the Christmas season.