2015-07-23

2015-07-23 E-Edition

FLAME OF HOPE

Torch runners carry the message for Special Olympics World Games

Don’t be fooled by this scam



Local residents should beware of new scams in which victims are receiving threatening phone calls from crooks who are using scare tactics in an attempt to steal their money, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s station reports. Recently, deputies at the station have taken two reports from residents who received these scam phone calls in which the caller claims a close family […]

Getting into the swing of things



Going back to Cali



Woman with autism to cover Special Olympics

Reporter is paving the way for others


The opportunity to report on the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles—the largest event to hit the city since the Summer Games of 1984—is the thrill of a lifetime for Westlake Village resident Robin Borakove. Diagnosed at age 41 with Asperger’s syndrome, a highfunctioning form of autism, the 50-year-old author and professional storyteller says the chance to cover the games […]

Las Virgenes residents curb water use



Las Virgenes Municipal Water District reports a 33 percent reduction in June water usage when compared to the same month in 2013. The report has been submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board in compliance with the state’s drought emergency policies. The June reduction builds on the 28 percent conservation figure recorded in May. As part of its response […]

Sign-ups open for YMCA school childcare program



The Triunfo YMCA, serving Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura Hills, is registering students in kindergarten through fifth grade for before and after school childcare programs at four schools for the 2015-16 school year. The Triunfo Y offers childcare at Yerba Buena, Sumac and Willow elementary schools in Agoura Hills and White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village. A Kinder […]

Youth teams are tops

Young athletes learn collaboration, sportsmanship while pursuing the prize

Agoura tightens landscaping rules for new development




The continued drought has prompted the City of Agoura Hills to amend its landscaping and irrigation code for new developments. At a July 8 council meeting, officials adopted a municipal code that requires new residential properties using potable water for outside irrigation to use drip or microspray irrigation systems. Three of the five council members—Bill Koehler, Harry Schwarz and Mayor […]


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