2009-01-15

Assessment fees not necessary



Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach and County Consumer Affairs Director Pastor Herrera are warning homeowners to be wary of solicitations from private companies offering to file property assessment reduction forms for a hefty fee when the property value review. The property value review by the Assessor’s Department is free. The county said it has received calls from property owners […]

Westlake star Ignoto gets tough

Junior guard facing plenty of double-teams

Since Westlake High junior Taylor Ignoto previously lived in Massachusetts, it’s easy to forgive her for rooting for the Boston Celtics. When the NBA Finals took place between the Lakers and Celtics last June, however, Ignoto decided to keep her faith toward the green-and-white on the down-low. Ignoto didn’t have any problems keeping her loyalty toward Boston a secret, but […]

Galaxy Girls are out of this world



WINNERS ALL—The Galaxy Girls, named Girls AYSO Area 12 champs, will move on to play in Bakersfield in February. Back row, from left:Assistant Coach Bob Holmes, Coach Darian Cohen. Middle row: Sarah Koep, Emily Feuer, Lacey Weidenfeller, Lindsay Seyler, Rachel Holmes, Tiffany Saffron, Emily Powers and Maddie Cohen. Front row: Adriana C’Dealva, Hannah Klegka, Katy Rupp and Katie Kimes.

Relax, your child looks just fine



Is it just a local thing, or are children nationwide be coming obsessed with their appearance? Nobody, of course, would argue with sending your kid to an orthodontist if his or her teeth are crooked. Bad teeth can affect speech, chewing and oral hygiene. If a child starts putting his hand in front of his mouth when he smiles, his […]

Local hawk comes back to roost

Former trainer recognized bird from newspaper

The front page of the Thurs., Jan. 1 Acorn, featured an amazing photograph of a red-tailed hawk taken by a reader, Joshua Lesser, of Agoura Hills. It was The Acorn’s Photo of the Year. Stephanie Sayre of Agoura Hills recognized the hawk instantly as Kalypso, a juvenile redtail trapped by Sayre, an apprentice falconer, on Oct. 16, 2007 in Camarillo […]

Baseball camp coming to Agoura High



Atomix Sports, in association with Nike SPARQ Training, presents the 2009 baseball conditioning camp. Participants will receive professional instruction by certified Nike SPARQ master trainer Robert Steele. The focus is on developing a player’s speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness. Players will receive a Nike SPARQ backpack and have an opportunity to receive an official SPARQ rating. Camp takes place […]

Wedding bells for Herbick, Ferguson



HAPPY COUPLE— Jenna Rae Herbick of Lancaster and Brandon Allyn Ferguson of Los Angeles were married in Somis on Oct. 25. The couple met in 2001 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center where they both work as department coordinators.

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At the Library



The Agoura Hills Library has several upcoming events, all of which will be at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. •Winter storytime will be held through April 1. The theme for Jan. 20 will be Snowmen and the theme for Jan. 27 will be Snow. Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 is […]

Football players honored by CIF



The LA84 Foundation has announced its All-CIF-Southern Section football teams for the Northern Division. The following Marmonte League players made the list: Offense: Thousand Oaks running back John Lister; Agoura wide receiver Kevin Hansen and lineman Kevin Graf; Westlake offensive lineman Spencer Christiansen; Moorpark wideout Tim Vizzi and place kicker Steven Picchini. Defense: Moorpark defensive linemen Corey Sandoval and Cameron Phillips, […]


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