2011-10-27 E-Edition

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As water district rates continue to climb, where’s the oversight?

Water rates in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Oak Park are on the rise again, expected to increase about $3 per month for the average user starting in January. The incessant upward trend comes as no surprise. The two local districts—Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in Calabasas, Agoura and Westlake; and Oak Park Water Service in Oak Park—push their […]

Woman burned in freeway crash succombs

Gilani Taylor, a young mother clinging to life after suffering severe burns in a freeway crash Oct. 8, has died. The 27-year-old Oxnard woman and aspiring R&B singer received burns to more than 90 percent of her body after her car rolled over and caught fire on the southbound 101 Freeway near Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. Taylor’s daughter, 9-yearold […]

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

Alexis Pomush of Oak Park was named a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership group that recognizes academic achievement and provides members with opportunities for community service, personal development and professional fulfillment. Pomush attends Sonoma State University.

Oak Park High grad embraces his faith

A college education sometimes means more than sitting in a classroom listening to lectures. Chris Tucker, a 2008 Oak Park High School graduate, went on to college at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo looking to become a doctor or a nurse. In order adjust to college life, Tucker, now 21 and a senior, joined Love in Action on the Cal Poly […]

Halloween Happenings

FRI., OCT. 28 Tiny Tot Halloween Carnival 3 to 5 p.m. at Malibu Bluffs Park. For children ages 2 to 10. Carnival games, crafts, bounce house, trick-or-treat street, food vendors. Costume parade 3:30 p.m. Accepting free canned food donations for L.A. food bank. Free. Contact: Malibu Parks and Rec Dept. Phone: 310.317.1364. Web: www.malibucity.org. Conejo Y’s Halloween Family Fun Night […]


Thief steals a vowel in Oak Park

Oak Park High students ace national academic tests

Seven Oak Park High School students were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Brandon Camhi, Allison Dods, Steffan Kim, Angela Lin, Amir Mohammadzadeh, Isabella Sayyah and Moe Scott are among the approximately 16,000 semifi- nalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. About 90 percent of the semifi nalists are expected to earn finalist […]

Chabad hosts new adult study groups

Rabbi Moshe Bryski will begin his 19th year of teaching the Bible as the Bible Study Group resumes at 12:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 2 at the Conejo Jewish Academy/ Center for Jewish Life, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. This semester the adult group will study the book of Numbers. There is no fee to attend. Lunch follows the one-hour class. […]