2011-10-13 E-Edition

Will it be ladies first on city council?

Three women challenge male incumbent in local race

In the year that celebrates the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote in California, three women are vying for a seat on the all-male Agoura Hills City Council. Oct. 10 marked the 100th anniversary of California women winning the right to vote. On Oct. 5, incumbent John Edelston and council hopefuls Illece Buckley Weber, Sue Lepisto and Meril […]

Agoura’s iconic shopping center comes out of the dark

Old Whizin arcade gets a facelift

The first phase in a $10-million makeover at the Agoura Hills Whizin center has been completed and opened to the public. Remodeled by Tucker Investment Group of Calabasas, the center’s 37-year-old interior arcade was turned into a bright new loggia with plants, fish and modern architectural features. It’s called the Atrium Court at Whizin Market Square. “We wanted to be […]

Army picks names for All-American Bowl

Traffic tickets intended as a deterrent

On any given day, drivers will see cars pulled over by the sheriff’s deputies. In recent weeks, deputies have been especially active along the Kanan Road and Malibu Canyon Road beach routes. While traffic enforcement may seem like it’s on the rise, recent statistics provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department indicate a decrease in traffic citations. So far […]

Screaming Eagles will fly again

A sign along the 101 Freeway dedicated to the Army’s 101st Airborne Division that was destroyed by an out-of-control vehicle will be replaced next month. Kelly Markham, a Caltrans spokesperson, said her agency plans to install the sign in its original location—near the Westlake Boulevard exit—in mid-November at a cost of $1,600. It reads “The Screaming Eagles Highway 101st Airborne […]


Freeway ‘madness’

I read with sadness of the fatal accident on the freeway near Calabasas on Oct. 1 when a 9-year-old girl was killed and her mother left fighting for her life. The possibility that another car caused the tragedy has compelled me to write. I am daily astounded by the appalling standard of driving, both on and off the freeways. The […]

Driver should take ownership

Last week’s rant by Jim Marzec of Thousand Oaks on his perception of excessive ticketing by law enforcement in the Conejo Valley does little more than to illustrate the sense of entitlement exhibited by many local drivers. No evidence is provided in any of his examples to indicate that the citations in question were undeserved. So one is left with […]

Fire victim grateful to community

To all our wonderful friends and neighbors, those we have known and those we now know as a result of losing our home of 44 years in Oak Park, words fall short when trying to convey our deepest thank-yous to everyone in the community. Your prayers, gifts and generous offers of help will never be forgotten. Our brave firemen did […]