2012-08-30

2012-08-30 E-Edition

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Old Agoura homes OK’d

‘Best project we’re going to get,’ says HOA president


Despite lingering resentment expressed by Old Agoura residents toward developer Aitan Hillel, who cut down a black walnut tree in Old Agoura in 2007 after the city rejected his car wash proposal, the City Council approved Hillel’s 18-unit townhome plan based on its merits. The multifamily complex will consist of eight buildings on a 1-acre lot at the southeast corner […]

Day laborers permitted in Calabasas




The Calabasas City Council repealed an ordinance last week that prohibits day laborers from standing on the side of the street to look for work. The decision came almost a year after a federal ruling that struck down a similar law in Redondo Beach. In September 2011, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the city’s law preventing […]

Zev Yaroslavsky, friend of the Santa Monicas, to retire




After nearly 40 years in public office, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky announced last week that he will retire when his term ends in 2014. Yaroslavsky began his career as an elected official in 1975 when he joined the Los Angeles City Council at age 26. In 1994 he was elected to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to […]

School’s back



Budget concerns are voiced




Las Virgenes Unified School District began the new year worried about its shrunken budget, but encouraged by new superintendent Dan Stepenosky’s plan to maintain the district’s high level of achievement. School started Aug. 22 with student enrollment at 11,300 and 180 days of instruction, numbers that are equal to last year. Stepenosky said nine teaching positions were to be cut […]

Oak Park enrollment way up




Oak Park Unified School District opened yesterday with 17 new teachers and record-breaking student enrollment. According to Superintendent Tony Knight, most of the new teachers in the district are replacing educators who have retired, moved, or who are on leave of absence. About a third of this year’s enrollment is made up of out-of-town students who transferred under the state […]

Make Labor Day a safe day



The Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means people will be on the go and alcohol will flow. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, even some prescription drugs, is a crime in every state. The reason is simple. Statistics show that approximately 11,000 people are killed each year in crashes involving alcohol, […]

Drinks on us



On Mon., Aug. 20, a friend from Oregon and I were having lunch at the bar at Wood Ranch. We noticed that there were only a few people at the bar, including a couple a few seats away from us. When we were almost finished, the bartender told us that the man seated near us had paid our bill. We […]

Parking problem



I have a question/suggestion for the City of Agoura Hills about the “no parking” zone on Canwood behind the McDonald’s on the Oak Creek Apartments side of the road. There are several “no parking” signs on Canwood where the road runs parallel to the freeway. The road then does its 90-degree turn and there are no more signs between the […]