2012-07-05 E-Edition

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Projects make The Grade

The California Transportation Commission has announced it will spend nearly $1 billion on 135 construction projects statewide. The work includes a $544,000 upgrade to the Conejo weigh station on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks. The weigh station at the top of the Conejo Grade will receive a new roof, remote weigh display signs and backup generator, the CTC said. […]

Shopping for salespeople

. Website lets car shoppers pick the dealer they want before they arrive

For some, the car- buying experience is about as pleasurable as getting stuck in rush hour traffic. Just ask Westlake Village resident Jeff Atkinson, who a few years ago haggled with a car salesman for two hours before taking his business elsewhere. “It became this frustrating experience of trying to take an unreasonable amount (of money) down to a reasonable […]

Surf ’s up in Pt. Mugu contest

Registration is open for the fifth annual Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu Surf Contest on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 18 and 19. The event draws international surfing champions from around the globe. The public can enter. The entry fee is $100 for civilians. Participants must register online at www.active.com. The public can attend for free. Opening ceremonies will begin […]

Orange Crush catapults to championship

Westlake youth boys’ tennis team captures USTA section team title

Lukas Rosol’s upset win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last week had the dramatic twists and turns of a summer blockbuster movie. The 100th ranked player in the world, Rosol flustered Nadal throughout the five-set thriller. There’s an under-12 boys’ tennis team in Westlake that can match Rosol’s shocking victory. The Westlake Village Orange Crush won the United States Tennis […]

Acorn opinion—Westlake Village dresses up

You’re looking good, Westlake Village. Three Westlake homeowners associations recently received grant money from the city to improve the aesthetic appeal of their neighborhoods. The Westlake Village City Council voted to award beautification project grants totaling $31,500. A long-standing goal of the city is to maintain the infrastructure and visual appeal of the community. To qualify for a grant, improvements […]

Savvy seniors toast the mayor

New Boys & Girls Club opens in Agoura

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes have announced the opening of a new club on the campus of Lindero Canyon Middle School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. The new club is scheduled to open on Wed., Aug. 22 and will offer programs during the lunch hour and after school. The club will serve all middle school-aged […]

Fun, games and ribbons at track meet

Your tax money pays for out-of district students

This is an open letter to all the taxpaying voters in Oak Park. There have been rumblings on these pages about future school taxes in Oak Park. Whatever future taxes might be, it is certain that one-third of the benefit of those taxes would go to kids who do not live in Oak Park. If you don’t want to pay […]