2014-03-27 E-Edition

Love match

Pill doctor back in courtroom

An Agoura Hills physician whose practice of overprescribing highly addictive medications may have led to at least two deaths will be arraigned April 15. Terry Stanger, 67, is facing multiple felony charges related to mishandling prescription drugs and money laundering. He denies the charges. Stanger appeared in a Ventura County Superior courtroom March 24 with his attorney, Steve Meister, to […]

Calabasas earns A+ for historic preservation

But why did Agoura Hills flunk?

In recognition of the stellar historic preservation policies in Calabasas, the Los Angeles Conservancy has awarded the city a grade of A+ in its 2014 Preservation Report Card for Los Angeles County. The report card, created in 2003 to help improve historic preservation at the local level, grades each of the county’s 89 municipalities on its ordinances and incentive programs […]

Local homes damaged by fire

An electrical fire that broke out inside an Agoura Hills home March 20 might have resulted in the deaths of several pets had it not been for the quick work of paramedics on the scene. Firefighters from Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 89 in Agoura Hills responded to an emergency call at 1:30 p.m. last Thursday in the 29000 […]

Great day for Great Race in Agoura

The Dole Great Race returned to Agoura Hills for the 29th year last weekend and once again provided the community with a series of competitive races and spirited after-party events. Organizers say about 15,000 people attended the March 22 race—a traditional fundraiser for Oak Park and Las Virgenes schools that in recent years has grown into a competitive stop on […]

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New hire will watch schoolfinances

EYE ON THE BOTTOM LINE—Cherie Moreno is welcomed as the new director offinance and accounting for the Las Virgenes Unitied School District. Moreno, who replaces Kristen Pifko, will be in charge of all business, finance, budget and accounting programs at the school district. She has served more than 20 years in public school accounting and recently held the post of […]

Web page will foster transparency

To build trust and promote citizen engagement, the City of Calabasas has created a web page that itemizes department budgets in an easy-to-decipher way. Gary Lysik, chief financial offi- cer for Calabasas, unveiled the site at a recent City Council meeting. He said the idea for the new Web page, https://calabasasca.opengov.com, stemmed from a January article in The Acorn titled […]

Race leaves you feeling like a winner

On pristine trails through oak-studded woodlands, on treelined streets past ranches and horse properties, this was not your Boston or New York marathon. It was better. The Great Race of Agoura completed its 29th running last Saturday with more than 6,300 athletes from the United States and abroad. What began in 1986 as a simple race through the streets of […]