2009-03-19

Fundraiser makes dough rise



New cell tower placed on Agoura school campus

'Our hands are legally tied,' commissioner says

After two meetings with extensive public input and tough deliberations, the Agoura Hills Planning Commission approved the installation of a cellphone tower at the Lindero Canyon Middle School campus. Under federal laws, the commission was allowed to debate the cell tower only on the merits of location and aesthetics, not the amount of radio frequency that might be emitted, an […]

Parents oppose Narconon connection



Parents of Calabasas High School students complained to the school when they learned that the drug counselor scheduled to speak at a parent education night in midFebruary was a representative of Narconon, a drug rehabilitation program based on the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The Narconon approach to drug education purportedly is based on Church of Scientology doctrine […]

Lindero ramp receives makeover



The Highway 101 northbound on-ramp widening at Lindero Canyon Road will begin in four to six weeks. The Westlake Village City Council unanimously approved a $4.7-million bid from a Valencia construction company, C.A. Rasmussen. The project had been postponed while the city investigated whether it could obtain federal economic stimulus funds. Rather than hold off on the project to meet […]

Oak Park students celebrate Chinese culture



Solar energy is free — so is this Edison seminar



Southern California Edison will help its residential customers “follow the sun” with a free session on the California Solar Initiative program and the incentives it offers to homeowners who decide to “go solar” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., March 25 at Edison’s Thousand Oaks Service Center, conference rooms A and B, 3589 Foothill Drive, Thousand Oaks. Additional free parking […]

Stelle visits groundbreaking



The Las Virgenes Unified School District was paid a visit by one of its longtime supporters at the Lindero Canyon Middle School groundbreaking earlier this month. Alice C. Stelle, 87, is an LVUSD founder and one of the school district’s visionaries. Her presence to help signal the start of the middle school renovation provided an emotional shot in the arm, […]

Arbor Day



Freeway crash in T.O. kills woman



A woman died March 12 in Thousand Oaks after the car she was riding in veered from the 101 Freeway and crashed. Elisa Laura Failauga, 22, of Oxnard was a passenger in a 1991 Toyota Roadrunner driven by 20-year-old Desirie Osuna, also of Oxnard, that abruptly swerved to the right for unknown reasons and left the freeway, hit a tree […]

Lindero Middle School wins Bravo award



Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills has won the Bravo award sponsored by the Music Center of Los Angeles County. Principal Ron Kaiser accepted the honor at the 27th annual awards ceremony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles March 10. The ceremony was hosted by producer-director Garry Marshall. The Bravo award is given to teachers and […]