2009-04-09

‘The one that got away was almost this big’



ANIMAL TALES—National Parks Service educator Robert Cromwell, an Agoura Hills resident, talks to students about local wildlife during an April 3 presentation at Ladera Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. The Park Service manages the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, which includes the Paramount, Peter Strauss, Cheeseboro and King Gillette sites.

Agoura hosts arts, music, painting classes



The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announces upcoming programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. For information, call (818) 597-7361. •Three camp programs for children ages 3 to 15 will take place during Las Virgenes Unified School District spring break April 10 to 17. Springtime Fun […]

First female chief of staff at Los Robles

Grossman breaks 41-year glass ceiling

Hannah G. Grossman, MD, obstetrics and gynecological specialist, was recently elected by the medical staff of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center to serve as the chief of staff. She is the first woman in that role in the 41-year history of the hospital. Grossman’s responsibilities during her two-year term will focus on establishing an environment committed to highquality, efficient […]

Road to fitness



Latter-day Saints lend a hand to Relay



The inaugural Mormon Helping Hands Community Day of Service will be on Sat., April 25. The Relay For Life of Agoura is the official community service project for local church members from Agoura to Newbury Park. The relay is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and will take place for 24 hours starting 10 a.m. April 25 at Willow […]

Fallout from the con man



Thank you for your article on ex-con Bruce T. Friedman, now charged by the SEC with wrongfully taking over $17 million from investors. I am sure that many residents are surprised and ashamed that so much ill-gotten money went into playground equipment at Gates Canyon Park Friedman also pledged $10 million for a new L.A. children’s museum, which now cannot […]

Agoura Hills officials keep services intact

Budget falters, but reserves remain strong

Despite the weak economy and other strains on the Agoura Hills budget, no city services will be cut, officials said. While many California municipalities have been forced to reduce services due to the economic downturn, Agoura Hills’ officials said the city will be able to weather the drop in tax revenue, the slowdown in development, and the reduction in interest […]

Historical Society to tour local sites



The Calabasas Historical Society will offer tours of important local sites on Sat., April 11 and again on Sat., May 16. Highlights of the tour by trolley include visits to several landmarks representing the area’s historical past. Guides from the Historical Society will share facts, legend and lore at such points of interest as the Sepulveda Adobe, Old Town Calabasas, […]

Organ donations save lives



Shirley Pirozzi blacked out while driving to her Oak Park home in December 2004, but the woman’s brush with death after her car hit a tree on Kanan Road turned out to be the least of her problems. The accident uncovered a real threat to her life—liver disease. So began Pirozzi’s odyssey of waiting for an organ transplant. The wait […]

Workshop offers tips on getting into college



A free college admissions workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon., April 20 in room 147 of Dodd Hall at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Rebecca Joseph and is designed to give parents tools to help their children prepare for the college application and admissions process. Topics will include […]


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