2009-03-26

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 […]

Agoura Hills resident joins cast of ‘90210’ to help Habitat for Humanity



Agoura Hills resident Andreas Lazaris joined the cast of the TV show “90210” on March 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise the walls of the 100th Habitat for Humanity home in the Pacoima district. Lazaris, a junior at Chaminade College Preparatory, was chosen to be a VIP for the event “Youth Build DayBuilding with Celebrities,” which is […]

GATE students go on winning Odyssey



Forty Gifted and Talented (GATE) students from the fourthand fifth grades at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village traveled to Pasadena on March 7 to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind educational tournament. Odyssey is a program that provides students creative problemsolving situations that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. Students […]

Oak Park



More than $400 in personal property was stolen from a driveway between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 18 in the 6300 block of Bayberry Street.

Defending First Amendment rights



I feel that I must respond to the letter written by Bill Draeger who seems to advocate the limiting of First Amendment rights to those with whom he does not agree. He condemns Patricia Standring’s written position that Republicans were somehow involved in the 9/11 attack. Mr. Draeger has every right, guaranteed by the First Amendment, to express his opinion. […]

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 […]

Community showcases talent



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers EYE FOR ART—Guests take in the sights at the Westlake Village Art Guild’s annual Open Juried Show at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery in Newbury Park last Sunday. First-place winners include Rochelle Holyman for "Blue Plate Special" (Best in Show); Scott Kiche for "Portrait of Giovanny" (oil and acrylics); Heidi Ritterbush for "The Hour Is Late" (pastel […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., March 27: Lip Sync/G building/7 p.m. Mon., March 30: Relay 4 Life meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Wed., April 1: Student council election assembly PFC meeting/9 a.m. Grad Nite meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Parent education night/G building/7 p.m. Thurs., April 2: Student council election Counselor chat/college and career center/1:30 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., March 27: Senior community service and scholarship applications due […]

Westlake Village



A woman stole a $20 bottle of wine from a store in the 5700 block of Lindero Canyon Road and assaulted witnesses who tried to stop her from leaving the scene. The incident occurred March 19. Vandals caused $200 in damages to the door of a car parked in the 30900 block of Russell Ranch Road March 18. Someone snatched […]

Speaking out for the teachers



As an LVUSD teacher, I and many of my dedicated colleagues did not feel your support when reading your recent negative editorials against public education. I was appalled that your editorial “Speaking of education” equated teaching a class of 5- to 8yearsold students to one of 18years-old college freshmen. Young children who are just learning social skills, as well as […]


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