Oaks Christian produces standout graduates

An Oaks Christian student since sixth grade, 2010 high school graduate Kristen Kruger will be attending Princeton University in the fall. As the only student to be elected prefect, or student body leader, two years in a row, Kristen has also has enjoyed working backstage in the theater productions, she said. In his letter of recommendation for Kristen, her English […]

Chamber honors outstanding teachers, deputies

Fifth-graders tackle Ladyface Mountain

Luke Leard, a fifth-grade student at Sumac Elementary School, loves to hike—so much so that he started a hiking club with his classmates. Seventeen students from Hilary Boss’s fifth-grade class, along with 10 parent chaperones, picked a tough destination for their first club trek on May 8: the 2,030-foot Ladyface Mountain in Agoura Hills. “We were hoping that at least […]

Wild West wins

New shopping center objection

Since it appears the city had $4.2 million per year in surplus funding to commit to a water park (recently defeated by strong public opposition), I am wondering if those funds could be utilized to redesign and re-construct the unfortunate architecture of the new Dollinger (Summit) shopping center on Lost Hills and Agoura roads. It is a Sunkist/mustard yellow atrocity […]

Viewpoint grad honored

County’s budget problems force Agoura Hills to cut back library hours

Because of Los Angeles County budget problems—the county is facing a $500-million shortfall—the Agoura Hills public library must scale back its hours of operation. The library next to city hall is open for 50 hours over six days per week. A proposed cutback would leave the library open for 40 hours over four days per week. But a nine-year-old agreement […]

The greening of Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills intends to become more environmentally conscious city by capturing, treating and reusing water that now ends up in the ocean. City officials recently applied for a grant made available through a bond measure passed by California voters in 2006. According to city engineer Ramiro Adeva, the Safe Drinking Water Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84) appropriated $70 million […]

Padres take national title

‘Green economy’ is a pipe dream

There is one little problem with Mike Weislk’s plea for “a new green economy.” There is no such thing. While oil maybe dirty, it is the only viable way to run our cars and it employs tens of thousands of American workers. Germany tried a subsidized renewable energy policy. It was touted as “a jobs miracle,” and while failing miserably […]

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