Her holiday wish is to be pain-free

Basketball player excels despite condition

Having already conquered skin cancer when she was 10, Haley Meadows entered Calabasas High School four years ago intent on becoming a great basketball player for the Coyotes. And then the pain began. “I was just getting into high school, and I was working out every day,” the 17-year-old said. “I was so set on making the varsity team as […]

With the top down, they’re off to Bethlehem

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers STARRY EYED—Right, first in line visitors Sarah Gray of Agoura Hills and her first-grade son Joshua wait to drive through the gates of the Bethlehem village recreation at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village. Each year at this time, the "Bethlehem Experience" presentation gives visitors a look at how the First Century town might have appeared on […]

In tough times, utilities turn off the service

Water shut-offs for customers of the Oak Park Water Service are on the rise, another sign of the struggling economy. The water service, owned and operated by the Triunfo Sanitation District, said it noticed a significant increase in the number of late bill payments. About 600 of the water agency’s accounts are delinquent and carry penalties, according to Vickie Dragan, […]

Igniting the spirit of Hanukkah

SHALOM—Rabbi Eli Broner of Conejo Jewish Day School dances to the “Dreidel Song” during a menorah lighting on Dec. 19 at Agoura Hills City Hall. In the background is Rabbi Moshe Bryski of Chabad of Agoura Hills. The eight days of Hanukkah run from Dec. 21 to 28.

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 […]

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 […]


In last week’s story about the Agoura Hills rehabilitation home, Pete Petersons did not say that Charles Knupp had only been sober for three months. What Petersons said is that people who choose to stay in a residential rehab house must first be sober or drug-free for three months.

Pavley sworn in as new state senator

NEW OFFICE—Five-time Agoura Hills mayor Fran Pavley, second from right, visits UCLA’s graduate school of Government and Community Relations Dec. 7 to take the oath of office for the 23rd California Senate District. In attendance, from left, were businessman Jerry Wolf and former Agoura Hills mayors Ed Corridori, Jeff Reinhardt, Jack Koenig and Joan Yacovone. Far right is Bill Koehler, […]

On the town with New West Symphony

POINSETTIA PLAYERS—Stan and Marilyn Sutton, left, and Pat and Harry Croner, right, flank Harry Selvin after the Harry Selvin Orchestra performed at the 21st Poinsettia Ball benefitting the New West Symphony at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village on Dec. 11.

Cellphone company keeps customers on hold Cellular company keeps customers on hold

Cellphone company keeps customers on hold, products allegedly not delivered Cellular Blowout, an Internet-based discount cell phone and accessory company, is leaving a trail of angry customers from coast to coast who say they are ready to hang up and hit delete on the Agoura Hills company. Disgruntled customers say when they order phones or other products online, their credit card is immediately […]