2014-08-07 E-Edition

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Spaced out

Yes, open space

Congratulations to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and other agencies involved in the 703 acres of parkland recently acquired that will be added to the coastal trails servicing thousands of residents of Southern California, as well as those of us who live close by. It’s another wonderful addition to the parks and open space that we enjoy so much. […]

Sweet treats

Family adapts with adopted daughter

The adoption of an infant is an adjustment for any parent, but when an older child is adopted and moves to a new country to live with strangers, the transition period is also difficult for the child. Such was the case for Trang Huynh, a Vietnamese child who, at the age of 11, was adopted by Agoura Hills pastor Curtis […]


Carson Lewis of Agoura Hills, a music major, and Baylee Power of Westlake Village, a psychology major, were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Northeastern University in Boston. Each student on the list earned at least a 3.5 gradepoint average. Amanda Gee and Ivana Orozco from Oak Park earned spring dean’s list honors at Boston University. Devon LeRose […]

Judge rules in favor of public pensions

Effort that tried to reduce payouts dismissed in court

An effort to change Ventura County’s pension system for future employees was derailed this week after a judge ruled that a measure introduced by taxpayer advocates is illegal and cannot go before the voters. Monday’s ruling by Ventura Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew delivered a blow to supporters of the proposal and a victory for local public employee unions, which […]

Tour the water tank

Residents will have an opportunity to visit the site of the new 5-million-gallon water tank that’s being built next to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District reservoir in Westlake Village. Water district officials will lead an informational tour, allowing attendees to see how the project is progressing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Aug. 9. All LVMWD customers may […]

Needy residents can get food, shelter

Churches serve free evening meals through late fall

Many residents are unable to obtain the necessities of life. To address this need, the Conejo Valley Meals program has enlisted the services of houses of worship and service clubs, including the Rotary Club of Westlake Village, to provide dinner to all. Additionally, overnight shelter will be available from December through March at various sites. The meals program only, with […]

Meeting the needs of little learners

A new preschool that will prepare children for the Common Core state standards is being launched at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center. The new standards, which have been adopted at public schools throughout the state, focus on literacy and critical thinking skills. Karen Harris, a certified early childhood educator with over 30 years of experience, developed the program and […]