2009-03-26

Breathe deep . . . relax



Agoura rec center goes back to the drawing board

With Forest Cove site nixed, new locations are being studied

A new recreation and senior center for Agoura Hills received a show of support from residents at a community workshop last week. Amy Brink, director of community services, provided an overview of the services currently provided by the recreation department as well as the challenges of designing a new center to meet the long-term needs of the community. Finding an […]

Dean reinstated by sheriff



Geoff Dean is glad to be back in uniform, but Sheriff Bob Brooks has made it clear he doesn’t agree with a civil commission’s decision to allow the 31year veteran to return to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. “I disagree with (the commission’s) determination that a termination was not warranted,” Brooks said. Dean, a 52-year-old Camarillo resident, returned to the […]

Oak Park principal resigns



Oak Park High is seeking a new principal to lead the school beginning July 1. Andi Mallen has resigned effective June 30. A committee of parents, teachers and administrators is being formed to interview candidates, Oak Park Unified School District Superintendent Tony Knight said. Mallen, who replaced Lynn McCormack last year, is “moving on to other interests,” Knight said. Specific […]

Pirates and princesses



Las Virgenes schools must explain budget moves



For the third time since Assembly Bill 1200 passed in 1991, the Las Virgenes Unified School District must file a “qualified” interim budget with state officials explaining why the district might not meet its financial obligations for the next three years. The bill was enacted to ensure that California school districts are adequately prepared to meet their financial obligations. The […]

Calabasas turns heat on tobacco sales



The Calabasas City Council is considering an ordinance that would levy a $1,000 fine to retailers who sell tobacco to minors. A new, Calabasas tobacco retailer licensing program will require any retailer selling tobacco in the city to be licensed. City Attorney Michael Colantuono said similar programs in other cities usually begin with the city issuing free licenses to all […]

Plans underway for interchange



The Westlake Village office Huitt-Zollars has been selected as the prime consultant for the approximate $23million freeway bridge widening and interchange project at Lost Hills Road and U.S. 101 in Calabasas. The Westlake firm will prepare plans, specifications and estimates for the widening of the twolane bridge to five lanes, including a partial cloverleaf interchange, Huitt-Zollars vice president Jim Faul […]

Visit to Africa changed everything



After Brendan Callahan graduated from Westlake High School in 2005 he headed to Boston University with one goal in mind: to pursue a career in which he could make money. “When I first walked through the doors of the B.U. School of Management, I had dollar signs in my eyes,” said Callahan, 21. “I wanted to use my business degree […]

Hold ‘Em Poker Tourney to benefit Kiwanis



The second annual Kiwanis of Thousand Oaks Foundation Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament and Casino Night is coming soon and it promises to be an exciting and entertaining event at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, Conejo Valley’s music source, on Sun., April 19. Registration and lessons begin at 4 p.m. Buffet dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. Tournament and casino […]