2010-03-04 E-Edition

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Agoura 76ers better than the guys in Philly

The Summit at Calabasas being unfairly criticized

I would like to respond to the letter in last week’s paper that was filled with ill-informed criticism of the new shopping center on the corner of Agoura and Lost Hills roads. I wonder where Mr. Orkin was two years ago when this very conscientious developer was working closely with the community and the city to create this center, which, […]

Educators will consider new parcel tax for 2010

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education voted last week to conduct a community survey on whether residents are willing to support a second parcel tax. The survey will cost $25,000. Superintendent Donald Zimring told the school board that while he is sensitive to the “tax tolerance” of the public, the board is required to explore every potential […]

Agoura High Film Festival winners named

They made a 10-minute comedy

The first-place winners in Agoura High School’s annual film festival are three students who wrote, directed, filmed and edited a romantic comedy called “Undateable.” Seniors Rachel Maresca and Bryce Sherman and sophomore Juliet Janklow were presented with an Oscar-like trophy at the conclusion of the festival on Feb. 12. The students gave the award to their film teacher, Rick Way, […]

Dog gone

“Daddy, something real bad happened,” my 6-year-old said when I picked him up from school last Thursday. Like any other dad, I responded with, “What’d you do wrong?” I was fuming—even though I hadn’t heard the news yet. “It’s not me, Daddy,” he said. “It’s Jessica—her dog ran away. And I’m so sorry for her.” You’d think my son had […]

Calmont welcomes new headmaster

She helped to reduce tuition at school by 25 percent

Ruth Huyler Glass has been appointed as head of Calmont School in Calabasas, an independent, nonprofit K-8 school. Glass, a Pacific Palisades resident for the past 10 years, has more than 30 years experience in education administration. She stated that the school’s location on 22 acres in the mountains of Malibu Canyon reminded her of her childhood in Ojai, and […]

The $4 toilet flush

Is there no protection for consumers from usurious utilities? I have a bone to pick with the Las Virgenes Water Company. I’m preparing an area home for sale and only visit the area once a week; otherwise, it sits empty. The Edison Company and the gas company each charge about $15 a month for an empty house. The same period, […]

Baseball league stresses good behavior

As the youth baseball season gets under way this weekend, one organization wants to remind parents, coaches, players and fans to play by the rules and be on their best behavior. Agoura PONY Baseball opens Saturday and is requiring coaches and several parents from each team to attend a meeting of the Positive Coaching Alliance, a program that advocates good […]

YMCA sends students to Capitol conference

Triunfo YMCA was largest delegation

The Triunfo YMCA sent 112 delegates and 12 volunteer advisers to the 62nd annual California YMCA Youth and Government Model Legislature/ Court conference last month at the state Capitol in Sacramento. The Triunfo YMCA delegation was the largest at the conference, which attracted more than 2,500 high schoolers from around the state. The teens used the legislative chambers and state […]