2013-07-04 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills sells disputed Heschel property to housing developer

City abandons bid to retain Old Agoura parcel, but investment is recovered, development will be minimal

The City of Agoura Hills announced it has sold the former Heschel school property to a housing developer, ending a long battle over ownership rights to the 71-acre parcel near Old Agoura but doing little to ease the fears of some residents who would prefer the land remain as open space. The city sold the land in unincorporated Los Angeles […]

Cabrillo showcases its talent

SIZZLING SOLOS—Cabrillo Music Theatre actress Laura Thatcher, left, gives a preview of the company’s upcoming season during a showcase performance at the Westlake City Library on June 28. And right, Cabrillo Music Theatre actor Matt Bauer sings a solo from Cabrillo’s upcoming production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” For Cary Ginell’s review of the concert, please see page 31.

Janss Marketplace hosting fun,fireworks on the Fourth

The free Fourth of July Janss Marketplace Fireworks Spectacular will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., July 4 at the shopping center on Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. All other family activities including a balloon artist, face painting and a bounce house will also be free. Guests can register for the chance to win prizes. Marketplace […]

An epic performance

Service project will sew dresses

The Thousand Oaks Stake Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a community service project from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues., July 9 at the Thousand Oaks Stake Center, 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Members of the Relief Society will be sewing T-shirts and fabrics to make dresses to donate to girls in […]

Oak Park water rates going up

Oak Park residents will pay more for their drinking water as of July 1. Triunfo Sanitation District officials say the raise in potable water rates concludes a multiyear plan to offset the cost of the new $8-million Oak Canyon water tank. The tank, which is tucked between two hills northwest of Oak Canyon Park, replaced a 50-year-old structure on Conifer […]

It’s a devil-may-care duo

There is a level of synchronization required to successfully navigate with a pair of frenetic young canine brothers yoked together via a clever “tandem walker” contraption. I own one of the brothers and have been dog-sitting the other for my rural Agoura neighbor Rosemary Hemm, who rescued both pups. It appears that the crafty wee laddies caught on quickly that […]

Learn surf fishing

The National Park Service offers members of the public an opportunity to learn or improve their surf fishing skills from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., July 6 at Leo Carrillo State Park’s north beach, 35000 PCH., Malibu. The event is one of two free fishing days sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The next one will be […]

Girl Scouts at top of their game

Members of Calabasas Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 5466 received Gold Awards, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, at the June 9 Gold Award Ceremony for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Including the five girls who were awarded last year, all nine girls from Troop 5466 have earned Gold Awards after 13 years of Girl Scouting together. Allison Royal’s Gold […]