2009-01-08

Agoura High students have plenty to cheer about



A WINNING PERFORMANCE—Agoura High School varsity cheerleaders celebrate their first place finish at the Dec. 20 California Interscholastic Federation State Championship in Carson. The girls scored their victory in the “small varsity” category, but it’s still a big win. The team cheerleaders are coached by Eileen McGrew.

Owners move ahead with plans for sobriety house

Some neighbors opposed to Agoura facility

Agoura Hills officials are questioning whether the owners of a transitional living home for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts are abiding by the law. At a City Council meeting in December, about 20 residents from Mainmast Place in the Lake Lindero area urged City Council members to stop Charles and Lisa Knupp from using their home as a sober-living rehabilitation […]

Weber seated as mayor



BACK ON THE JOB—Longtime local government leader Denis Weber begins his fourth term as mayor of Agoura Hills this month. He’s seated on a bench that was hand-crafted from trees grown in Agoura Hills and was donated to the city. Weber was first elected to the City Council in 1993.

Poring over the pros and cons of Oak Park water line



A new underground water pipeline is coming to Oak Park, but the project could pose traffic challenges for residents. The pipeline is part of the Calleguas district’s Oak ParkNorth Ranch recycled water system, which provides irrigation for North Ranch Golf Course, local homeowners associations, roadway medians and other greenbelt areas. Work on the five-month, $2.4-million project will begin this month. […]

Agoura offers Christmas tree disposal



Agoura Hills sesidents have until Jan. 16 to take advantage of a Christmas tree recycling program, city officials said. The annual tree recycling, which is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Sanitation District, is free for all residents of the city. To take advantage of the collection program, residents are asked to place their trees in the designated green waste […]

School recycles e-waste



Oak Park High School will host an electronic waste recycling day from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sat., Jan 10. Items that can be delivered for recycling include computers, laptops, television monitors, stereo components and printers. Home pick up service for large TVs or other heavy items will be available. The high school receives a donation for every computer […]

Triunfo workshops address water conservation



The Triunfo Sanitation District has scheduled two meetings to help its customers learn how to save water. The agency is considering a mandatory water conservation plan that would go into effect if water supplies become inadequate. The first meeting—7:00 p.m. Mon., Feb. 23 at Oak Park High School G9—will include a presentation by Don Kendall, general manager of the Calleguas […]

YMCAs receive cash donations



The Southeast Ventura County YMCA, serving the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley and Moorpark, received $70,000 from the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation based in Santa Barbara, which awards grants to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The Miller Family YMCA in Dos Vientos Ranch in Newbury Park received $20,000 of the grant. Over a period of five years, the foundation has […]

Reach Out to Oak Park



The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Oak Park High School presentation room (G9) at 899 Kanan Road. MAC minutes and agendas can be found at the website www.countyofventura.org/bos/ dist2.asp. You can also e-mail Linda.Parks@ventura.org. The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meets in the high […]

Street named for Cantina’s Bob McCord



IN MEMORY—El Canon Street in Old Town Calabasas is renamed after the late Bob McCord, longtime owner of the Sagebrush Cantina, in a ceremony Dec. 18 attended by Dennis Washburn, Calabasas City Council member; Carol Washburn, president and CEO of the Calabasas Chamber; Don Genaro, Sagebrush Cantina; Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Council member; Ray Phillips, president emeritus of the […]