2011-09-15

2011-09-15 E-Edition

‘Which Westlake?’

Exploring the confusion over city boundaries in the Conejo Valley


Scott Wolfe admitted it’s confusing. The planning director for Westlake Village—the city in Los Angeles County, not the Thousand Oaks community in Ventura County—said people who call city hall are always asked their address. Their answer determines if, in fact, they live in the city of Westlake Village. “I would say maybe between 20 and 30 percent (of callers) are […]

Agoura bank robbers arrested



Police arrested three men and two women reportedly involved in the Sept. 8 robbery of an Agoura Hills bank. Two armed suspects entered U.S. Bank inside the Vons grocery store in the 6500 block of Kanan Road shortly before 2 p.m. The robbers fled, but they didn’t get far. They were caught the following day South Central Los Angeles. “They […]

Coastal cleanup needs volunteers



On Sat., Sept 17 from 9 a.m. until noon, volunteers from all over Los Angeles will take action to rid the local beaches and inland waterways of unsightly and harmful debris. Last year, more than 14,000 volunteers picked up up some 137,000 pounds of trash from local beaches, waterways and parks. This year, volunteers will remove harmful and unsightly trash […]

Week 1 scores



• Calabasas 16,Granada Hills 12• Ventura 38,Agoura 0• Channel Islands 23,Oak Park 7• St. Bonaventure 29,Centennial 27• Hillcrest Christian 64,Lutheran 8

Diamonds a hotel’s best friend



The Westlake Village Inn recently received the AAA Four Diamond Property Award. Only 3 percent of the 58,000 AAAapproved lodging establishments receive the award. The inn is independently owned by developer and international financier John L. Notter. The Westlake Village Inn features 141 guest rooms and suites. The Presidential Suite, known as the Villa, is a private two-story suite with […]

Student with disabilities denied lunch privileges

Boy penalized for performance on STAR test


An Agoura High School student with learning disabilities won’t be allowed to leave campus for lunch because his performance on the STAR (Standardized Testing And Reporting) test he took in the spring was not up to par. His mother, who doesn’t want her or her son’s name published, said the boy’s condition prevents him from performing well on standardized tests. […]

Council needs a cure, doctor says she’ll run




Neurologist Meril Platzer is the latest to enter the race for Agoura Hills City Council. Platzer will challenge twoterm incumbent John Edelston, owner and president of a healthcare consulting firm; Illece Buckley Weber, a civil litigation attorney; and long-time educator Sue Lepisto in the November election for two seats on the council. Councilmember Dan Kuperberg announced he will not seek […]

Ending well



In advance of California Healthcare Decisions Week, Oct. 23 to 29, Dr. Lanyard Dial, CEO and medical director of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association, has written this week’s The Other Side of Fifty column. Unlike earlier generations, odds are that many of us will die a slow death, often mixed with periods of isolation and loss of personal dignity. Would […]

Players unfazed by hype surrounding T.O.

Marmonte League overview: Girls’ tennis


The Marmonte League features one superpower and a smorgasbord of solid squads. Without question, the Thousand Oaks High girls’ tennis team is the West Coast version of the Green Monster. The Lancers are the earlyseason favorites to saunter away with a Marmonte title. They have the talent and depth to win a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 championship. Westlake, which has […]


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