2009-10-15

Magical shot



NICE WORK— On Sept. 26, Oak Park resident Jerry Kosberg made the first hole-in-one of his 40-year golfing career. The shot occurred on the 156-yard second hole at Lost Canyons Golf Course. Kosberg used a 9-iron.

How to stop thefts at the high school



Schools are responsible for the health and safety of their students, be they rich, pampered and privileged, or poor and oppressed. Schools can administer away problems involving crime, theft, drugs and other breaches of the law on campus. Students are on campus to study, not to text, not to app, not to download tunes, not to communicate by cellphone.  Want to […]

Bay Laurel chalk talk



RAINBOW BRIGHT— Above, Bay Laurel Elementary School fourth-grader Delilah Ghannadi, 8, creates sidewalk art during California Chalk Art Day at the school on Oct. 2. Below, second-grader Arden Scher shows off her purple palms after finishing her artwork.

Agoura City Calendar



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announces these upcoming programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information or to register, call (818) 5977361. •A fundraiser to help benefit The Friends of the Agoura Hills Senior Center will be Sun., Oct. 25 from noon […]

In The Garden



An important key to reducing outdoor water consumption is to modify your watering practices and irrigation system to optimize water usage. In addition to reducing the amount of water applied to lawns and gardens, a more sustainable landscape can be achieved by using permeable hardscape materials and introducing plant material that require less water to thrive. Using permeable hardscape helps […]

Altmann’s all about the team

Senior 2-meter guard a force in the pool for Agoura

James Altmann is the definition of a versatile water polo player. A senior 2-meter guard for the Agoura High boys’ water polo squad, Altmann is one of the team’s strongest defenders, a solid left-handed shooter on offense, the team leader in assists the past two seasons and a positive, selfless teammate who gets along with everyone. “He’s extremely important,” said […]

Watch your speed



One night last week, I was awakened from a deep sleep by the dreadful and unfortunately all too familiar sound of a car crashing. It sounded as though the car had careened into the creek bed just behind our house, first hitting something like a tree. My daughter-in-law and I ran to see if we could be of help. We […]

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is this weekend



PUNKY’S BACK— The great pumpkin in the sky once again promotes Calabasas’ annual Pumpkin Festival, which takes place this weekend at Juan de Anza Bautista Park on Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 and 18 and includes a pumpkin pie bakeoff on Saturday and a pumpkin carving […]

These feet are made for walking



HOOFING IT— Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber, in coat and tie, joins Lindero Canyon Middle School students and their families for Walk to School Day on Oct. 7. About 300 people participated and, according to a spokesperson, it was the school’s best turnout to date.

Nominations open for Gibbs environmental award



Calabasas Environmental Commission is inviting residents to help select the winner of the next Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award. The award, named for the late Calabasas environmental commissioner, honors individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies and organizations that are working to benefit the environment. The commission considers voluntary activities in Calabasas and around the state that result in cleaner air or […]


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