2011-02-03 E-Edition

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New sheriff greets Oak Park community

Fiscal shortages will be one of the biggest challenges facing the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in the year ahead, but law enforcement officials will continue to deliver necessary services in spite of the reductions, Sheriff Geoff Dean told the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council in a meeting last week. Dean, who was elected Ventura County sheriff in November, provided an […]

Public loves new dating service

Agoura Hills resident Gail Karpus has started a new local online dating site called Heart Profile Service. Says Karpus, “I can take the uncertainy out of the process to get you started, which allows you to remain comfortable and excited so you can enjoy the fun of online dating.” Karpus will write profiles and headlines and provide professional photography. Services […]

Lindero Canyon fundraiser gets jazzy

Lindero Canyon Middle School will present Jazz Nite 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. Wed., Feb. 9 in the school gymnasium, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. The evening will have a silent auction, raffle and optional pizza dinner. The school’s award-winning Jazz Band “A,” directed by Matt McKagan, will perform at 7:30 p.m. The Matt Finders Combo, with professional musicians […]

Letter about Israel draws response from readers

I’m compelled to respond to the letter “Bring Israel home.” I’m sure Mr. Wilcox‘s heart is in the right place, but it’s somewhat depressing to think that this type of ignorance exists in the neighborhood. Is it not clear to Mr. Wilcox that the radical Islamic element hates the Western world and the freedom and democracy we represent? Israel is […]

Water board stops penalizing for overconsumption

Citing the state’s improved water supply, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors voted Jan. 25 to suspend penalty surcharges for customers who use too much water. The nopenalty policy takes effect with billings issued at the beginning of February. On Jan. 21, the California Department of Water Resources announced it was increasing its allocation to the state […]

Pet of the Week

Shabbat service honors Friedman

The New Shul of the Conejo will present a musical Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 4 at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The Shabbat is in memory and tribute to the music of popular singer and composer Debbie Friedman, who recently died. Cantor Kenny Ellis, an accomplished musician who’s performed with Friedman, will lead the […]

Agoura townhome project said to be an eye-opener

At a recent meeting of the Agoura Hills City Council we had a chance to see just how far the city has gone regarding the spending of taxpayer money and the planning of the townhouse project behind the high school. Old Agoura is about to find out what the rest of the city’s residents have been experiencing for decades: When […]