2011-10-06

Westlake Village candidates meet in forum




In the idyllic, trouble-free town of Westlake Village, the three candidates vying for two seats on the City Council are searching hard for issues to run on. A big topic in this year’s race: lighting, or the lack of it. According to a city survey, the biggest concern among the town’s 9,000 residents is lack of lighting along some popular […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura A $2,000 bicycle was stolen from the garage of a home in the 30100 block of Rainbow Crest Drive Sept. 10. A burglar caused $ 400 in damage and stole a navigation system from a car parked in the 5800 block of Kanan Road Sept. 9. The victim reported that the item was worth $1,500. A burglar stole $45,900 […]

Heschel West renamed Ilan Ramon Day School



Ilan Ramon Day School of Agoura Hills, formerly Heschel West Day School, formally announced its name change during a special event on Sept. 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The event marked the beginning of the school’s operation after being renamed for Israel’s first astronaut, Israeli Air Force Col. Ilan Ramon. The 400 people who attended watched a […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 7: PSAT sales/AAC Sat., Oct. 8: Acoustic afternoon/ quad/noon Tues., Oct. 11: Charger Club meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 12: Late start day PFC meeting/Agoura Hills Library/10 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Oct. 7: Breast cancer awareness day NHS meeting/12:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8: NHS tutoring/8:30 a.m. Mon., Oct. 10: Dodgeball tournament/ 12:15 p.m. Tues., Oct. 11: Dodgeball […]

Rattlers snake another baseball title



2011 Acorn Vacation Photo winner!



Teens caught following Oak Park vandalism




Like many local residents, Joy and Pejman Jadidi didn’t think they would ever be the targets of crime. But that perception changed in the early morning hours of Sept. 30 when two sheriff’s deputies came to the couple’s door to inform them that their gray Corvette parked on Rainbow Hill Road in Agoura Hills had been vandalized. Pejman Jadidi, a […]

Adults celebrate bar, bat mitzvahs



Students fight calendar decision




Advanced Placement students at Agoura High School were not able to convince the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education to start school a week earlier next year, even if the extra time would help them perform better on AP exams. The debate over the school calendar started when two options were developed by the calendar committee, which comprises […]

New business sends real estate commissions to variety of charities




A new business, Community Funding Solutions, is encouraging real estate agents to hand over a portion of their commissions to charities selected by home sellers. The Westlake Village-based company has created what it calls “sustainable giving” opportunities for a variety of nonprofit groups and public schools. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, based in Camarillo, is the first nonprofit […]


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