Top stories of 2008

Change comes to Oak Park

Top stories of 2008 Change comes to Oak Park Local cities are ready to turn the calendar following a difficult year that saw home values plummet and jobs disappear. Although the economy tanked, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Oak Park were left in a better position than many Southern California cities. Unlike the state and federal governments, the local […]

New business laws discussed

Employers can learn about new 2009 legal issues that may alter the way they do business in the coming year at the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Jan. 9 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. with […]

Humane society needs donations for horse barns

Severely neglected animals need housing

The Humane Society of Ventura County is asking for the public’s help to continue housing and treating 37 severely neglected horses that were rescued from a Lockwood Valley ranch on Oct. 8. The 20-stall portable barn that businessman David Murdock loaned to the Humane Society after the rescue was being dismantled and moved this week. A new barn is needed. […]

Don’t build recreation center at Forest Cove

I strongly urge the city leaders to cease any plans or activity to build the proposed recreation center at Forest Cove Park. As vacant offices and auto services and near-empty hotels proliferate here we need to preserve the open spaces and parks we have, as they are. I trust the planners can find alternate space for such a center. How […]

Recession doesn’t stop Calabasas

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The year in review for Calabasas begins by turning the clock back to February when the City Council expanded its outdoor smoking ordinance to include rental units in the city. Calabasas passed an ordinance in 2006 that prohibited smoking in public places. The amended law passed this year required that at least 80 percent of apartment buildings be permanently designated […]


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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A guest defrauded the innkeeper of a hotel in the 28900 block of Canwood Street Dec. 15. The loss amounted to more than $4,000. Someone stole a $1,000 laptop computer and two credit cards from a car parked in the 30100 block of Agoura Road Dec. 13. The culprits caused $500 in damages, shattering a window to get […]

Rec center’s proposed location an ‘outrage’ according to this staunch opponent

To say I am absolutely appalled by the proposed destruction of Forest Cove Park does not do my feelings justice. This outrage totally betrays the residents of Oak View Ranch and Chateau Homes as well as other Agoura Hills residents who use and appreciate the park exactly the way it is. Have any of you ever walked to the highest […]

Picture of the Year

GREETINGS— Award-winning Acorn photographer Iris Smoot took this shot in October of 2year-old Kate Fleming going eye to eye with a horse in a floral harness at the Reyes Adobe Days festival in Agoura Hills.

Advanced learning program comes to AHS

International Baccalaureate provides 'rigor and relevance'

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program will be introduced to juniors and seniors at Agoura High School next year, according to Principal Larry Misel. In the program, students at AHS will take the same classes as IB students worldwide. The courses are are aimed at developing students into “lifelong learners through intercultural understanding and respect,” said social science teacher and IB […]

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