2015-03-05

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Triunfo YMCA begins final fundraising push

Westlake project still $12 million short


Triunfo YMCA said it is in the final stages of a fundraising campaign that is giving rise to a new 60,000-square-foot building in Westlake Village. A joint project between the YMCA and the City of Westlake Village, the Y building and surrounding sports park are located on a 18-acre scenic hilltop site at the corner of Lindero Canyon Road and […]

Agoura High goes to bat for its MVPs



Newest Agoura cell tower even has firemen upset

Erected without notice, critics say


New 70-foot cell towers are popping up near fire stations and at other locations throughout Los Angeles County, causing angst among some residents and the union that represents 3,200 firefighters who live and work at county-owned fire stations. “Even firemen are upset,” said Mollie Helfand, who lives across the street from Los Angeles County Fire Station 65, on Cornell Road […]

Time to make a change



Sun., March 8 marks the beginning of daylight saving time. Remember the old adage “spring forward, fall back.” You must turn your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Most people make the change before they go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight saving time begins for much of the country at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March. Clocks […]

Las Virgenes school officials worried about loss of ROP funding

LVUSD officials sense what might be a money grab


A rift is growing between the Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education regarding funding for regional occupational programs. LVUSD superintendent Dan Stepenosky railed against Los Angeles County education chief Art Delgado for reneging on an 18-month-old agreement to slowly phase out ROP financing while the state begins a new, school-to-career funding program. LVUSD […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills An armed robber stole $300 from the 7-Eleven store in the 5600 block of Lake Lindero Drive Feb. 21. The culprit, who wore surgical gloves, threatened the cashier with what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun. A similar robbery occurred at the store Jan. 30. Someone caused $ 50 in damage to two door handles in the 5000 […]

Volunteer spirit alive in Westlake Village



The Westlake Village City Council honored approximately 70 people at a Feb. 25 meeting for their volunteer work and commitment to the improvement of the community. The recognition of the volunteers, who serve on nine committees and groups, began with a reception in the City Hall community room and continued in the council chambers, where city officials called the volunteers […]

It takes a village to protect against bad guys



You don’t need to be a caped superhero to fight crime. Not in this community, anyway. To help stop crooks from stealing valuables from cars, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department always asks residents to lock their vehicles and keep their belongings out of sight. Stash your things before you park, not after. Thieves often watch vehicles as they are parking […]

Political Cartoon