2009-04-02

Takin’ it to the streets

Groups stage meaningful and fun outdoor events to celebrate a variety of worthy causes

  Thousands of people took to the streets in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village last week to compete in the athletic arena and to celebrate life in the community. Messages of peace and love accompanied the tiedyed shirts and Hippy happiness at the 40th anniversary celebration for White Oak Elementary School on March 25 in Westlake. On Sat., March 28, […]

Meeting to feature educational therapists



When their children are failing classes, parents can turn in many directions for help, including teachers, doctors, counselors—and educational therapists. The Conejo Valley Mental Health Professionals group will host its monthly “Meet and Greet” lunchtime seminar Fri., April 3 with a focus on the field of educational therapy. A panel of therapists, including Shawn Simon, will use the free seminar […]

Oak Park unveils new kindergarten program for younger children



Each year, teachers screen the incoming Oak Park kindergartners to see if they’re ready for school, but some of the children who are old enough for class may not be developmentally ready. Instead of turning those students away, Oak Park Unified School District is starting a program to help those children learn at their own pace. The Discovery Kindergarten Program […]

Pet of the Week



DESIGNER LOOK—Gucci, an 11-year-old female gray and brown female shorthaired cat, was surrendered by her owner. Gucci can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Gucci home, ask for Identification No. 3934048. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

Play Review

Don't miss '42nd Street' at Civic Arts Plaza

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of the musical “42nd Street,” which opened recently at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, is one of the best examples of pure entertainment ever staged on Broadway. Based on the 1933 film musical, whose show-within-a show storyline was meant to take people’s minds off the Great Depression, the stage version of “42nd Street” won seven […]

Home Inspection Helps Ensure Dream Deals Don’t Turn into Nightmares



You found your dream deal on a foreclosed home, but will that great price tag come with a different kind of higher cost? Buying a repossessed property, short sale or a home offered at a bargain price because of its condition can mean you’re assuming much higher risks. Repossessed and short sale homes are often abandoned and neglected, leaving them […]

Interference by City Council puts Lindero cellphone tower on hold

Questions raised about school site

The Agoura Hills City Council will appeal the planning commission’s approval of a cellphone tower at Lindero Canyon Middle School. The appeal is set for 7 p.m. Wed., April 22 at City Hall. The structure would include three, 35-foot-high antenna flag poles, each fitted with two antennas, according to a representative of OmniPoint Communications Inc., a subsidiary of TMobile Wireless. […]

Track club sponsors blood drive



The United Track Club will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., April 4 at Westlake High School track field, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. All donors will receive a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. Donors must be in good health, be at least 16 years old, bring valid photo […]

High School Hi-Lights



Agoura Chargers Mon., April 6: Music booster meeting/J-3/7 p.m. Spirit team meeting/7 p.m. Tues., April 7: TAB meeting/ teacher’s lounge/7 p.m. Dance team meeting/A-1/ 7 p.m. Wed., April 8: Late start day Thurs., April 9: Driving safety display Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 3: El Camino swim team practice/pool/5:30 a.m. Anthropology/room M11/ 2 p.m. Spring musical/theater/7 p.m. Mon., April 6: PFC […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Someone stole a money bag containing $310 from a bar in the 30100 block of Agoura Road March 23. A thief stole a $5,000 coffee table from a home in the 30700 block of Davey Jones Drive March 13. Calabasas A brown leather wallet was found on the side of the road at the corner of Park Way […]


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