2011-12-29

2011-12-29 E-Edition

AGOURA HILLS

Top stories for 2011

Agoura Hills experienced a year of fiscal prudence, expansion when it made financial sense, some legal losses and an overall productive year in business and community development. Despite the continued recession, the city moved forward with the purchase of property for a new recreation center near the civic center. The $4.4-million price tag was right, the location perfect, but public […]

Old Town restaurant redesign approved



The Calabasas City Council recently approved a revised blueprint for a proposed restaurant in an unoccupied building attached to the historic Kramer’s Store property in Old Town Calabasas. In August, architect Louis Skelton proposed remodeling the interior and exterior of the former Fins restaurant at 23504 Calabasas Road for a new cycling- themed bistro called Pedaler’s Fork. In addition to […]

O.C.’s Adams picks Bruins



Oaks Christian senior cornerback/ tailback Ishmael Adams has made a verbal commitment to play college football at UCLA. Adams, who’s listed at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, had 717 rushing yards, 476 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns this season. He also tied for the team lead with two interceptions.

Kids collect toys for cancer patients



A group of students from A.C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas conducted a toy drive for children undergoing cancer treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Emily Darrow, a leukemia survivor who was treated at the hospital in 2003, and two friends, Sabrina Stevens and Lisa Friedman, led the group. The girls raised $640 at a bake sale they held on […]

CALABASAS

Top stories for 2011

The year 2011 brought new leadership and a fresh direction for Calabasas—voters chose Fred Gaines and Lucy Martin in an election that gave the City Council its first big makeover in years. Seven candidates competed to fill the vacancies created by former Mayor Barry Groveman and 20-year Councilmember Dennis Washburn, who chose not to seek reelection. The new council went […]

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Oak Park teacher earns certification



Erik Amerikaner, a technology teacher at Oak Park High School, may have launched his teaching career later in life than some, but his commitment to education has landed him in a sweet spot. Amerikaner, 60, has earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in career and technical education. At the Dec. 6 Oak Park Unified School District […]

Optimism is the best medicine



People don’t often think about how optimism impacts their lifestyle, career and relationships. But a positive attitude can help one avoid stressful situations, maintain better health and allow quicker healing, according to some experts. “Optimism and the desire to be successful are the basis for a person’s happiness and good health,” says Elena Korneeva, a psychophysiologist and author of the […]

OAK PARK

Top stories for 2011

In March, the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council bid farewell to Capt. Brent Kerr, who became an advocate for the communities he served during his two-year tenure at the helm of the East County Division of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. In April Kerr transferred to the sheriff’s department’s Major Crime Bureau. In addition to addressing traffic problems, burglaries and […]


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