2012-06-14

2012-06-14 E-Edition

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New gateway to mountains now open




Local residents, along with the millions of other people who visit the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area each year, now have access to a state-ofthe art visitor center that will give them a front row seat to the public parkland running majestically from mountains to the sea. About 500 people including federal, state and local government officials, attended the grand […]

THE Big Event

Las Virgenes school fundraiser brings in $400K


Declaring it a windfall for the students and teachers of the Las Virgenes Unified School District, the organizers of last Saturday’s gala dubbed THE Event are saying the $150-a-ticket party in Calabasas raised more than $400,000. “We were hoping among ourselves to make $100,000, $150,000, we thought that was pretty aggressive,” said Jessica Pinto Nedick, co-chair of THE Event. “So […]

Parents gone wild

Man punched following youth baseball game

A Thousand Oaks man was cited for battery last week in an incident that occurred following a baseball game played by 13- and 14-year-olds at Triunfo Community Park in Westlake Village. Lee Appleby, 48, an assistant coach in the Westlake Baseball Association, punched the father of one of the opposing team’s ballplayers during a post-game argument, Sgt. Eric Buschow of […]

Some residents upset with preferential parking treatment in Old Agoura




Several Old Agoura residents say they disagree with the rules governing oversize vehicle parking in their neighborhood, an issue that is forcing the city to play the role of peacemaker. At a meeting on May 23, the City Council agreed to review a 20-year-old law governing the size and weight of vehicles that are allowed to be parked on public […]

New Agoura center sold



Adler Realty Investments announced the sale of its newly developed Shops at Oak Creek in Agoura Hills for $21.3 million. Michael Adler’s Woodland Hills development company completed construction on the five-building, 36,180 square-foot shopping center last year. Anchored by Trader Joe’s market, the project sold to Loja Group in April at a price of $590 per square foot. Loja is […]

Students at the crossroads



The high school graduation season winds down this week, and from the small, alternative high schools where challenged teens have been molded into respectable young adults to the large, blue-ribbon campuses where dozens will graduate with glowing honors, the class of 2012 is moving on. Once young and inexperienced, these 17- and 18-year olds are strong and independent now, ready […]

Stop smoking, Agoura Hills



I have lived in Agoura Hills since 1983. The slogan for our wonderful city has been, “Agoura Hills, the good life.” Neighboring cities have taken action to increase the quality of life in their communities— Agoura Hills has not. I find myself, and I know many of my neighbors no longer spend our money in the community. We shop elsewhere […]

Oil down, but gas prices are not



Every day I keep expecting gas prices at my local gas station to drop. Why? The price of crude oil has dropped from $106 a barrel from about a month and half ago to around $86 today, and yet, for some inexplicable reason, California gas prices have barely dropped. The rest of the country has dropped but not California. Is […]

Parks speaks out



To the best friends in the world, thank you for your support. We galvanized 15,000 people in Ventura County and called for a Congress where people come first. We launched a nonpartisan, people-powered campaign and declared honesty counts. We challenged the hyper-partisanship where party control comes in first and the people’s business comes in second. We called for an end […]