2011-01-13

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Breaking the code



As a resident, I was disappointed that the city’s Jan. 4 workshop on Calabasas building code amendments was not an open, public exchange like all previous city workshops I have attended. Instead, residents were engaged one-on-one or in disorganized clumps where we could not hear what was being asked and answered by others. It was almost as if there was […]

Court to decide Heschel purchase




Officials in Agoura Hills say they are optimistic about prevailing in court against U.S. Bank, which sold the city 71 acres of land next to Old Agoura for less than a third of its expected $2 million value. The land, which was previously owned by Heschel West Day School, was purchased by the city for $630,000 at a March 2010 […]

Whales return to local waters



Channel Islands Harbor will mark the migration of the Pacific gray whale with the 15th annual Celebration of the Whales. Each winter, the whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel on their way to the lagoons of Mexico, where the females will give birth. Whale watching excursions to the Channel Islands National Park are offered daily from Channel Islands Harbor […]

New chief of staff at Los Robles



Dr. Lorne Label, an adult and pediatric neurologist, was recently elected new chief of staff for Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. Ramesh Nathan, M.D., infectious disease specialist, will serve as vice chief of staff. Label’s responsibilities during his two-year tenure will focus on upholding quality patient care and safety, and strengthening the relationship between physicians and hospital staff. Label […]

Winter adult classes to begin at Conejo Jewish Academy in Agoura Hills

Classes to explore Talmud, prophets, Kabbalah, women’s studies

The Conejo Jewish Academy has started its winter semester of adult education classes at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. All classes are open to all adults. No affiliation or membership is necessary. For a complete list of programs, call (818) 991-0991 or email info@jewishacademy.com or go to www.jewishacademy.com. The Prophets of Israel” is a women’s class that meets at 11 […]

Organist to perform concert with L.A. wind ensemble in Westlake Village



The Westlake Village Music Society will host organist Ron McBain in a concert at 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. McBain will be joined by the Contemporary Los Angeles Winds to perform Francis Poulenc’s “Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 100.” The ensemble members are Sammi Lee, flute; Katherine […]

Define expansion



We appreciate the community welcoming a synagogue in its midst, and we are not looking to change the bucolic nature of Oak Park which brought so many of us to this glorious neighborhood. But in a recent editorial, The Acorn editor described Chabad of Oak Park’s occupancy request as an “expansion” four different times. Makes it sound like we’re building […]

Area burglary ring busted



Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrested two men and a younger male Dec. 20 in connection with a burglary at the Tire Man store in Agoura Hills. The suspects also admitted to burglaries in Thousand Oaks and other parts of Ventura County, according to a report. Responding to an alarm at the tire shop on Dorothy Drive, deputies […]

Bridal show features vendors, giveaways



The Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits, food and fashion, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 16 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Tickets are $10 at the door; $8 when purchased online at www.bridalpremiere.com. Brides can preregister online to receive discounts. Each bride will be eligible for wedding gift […]


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