2017-05-11

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On Mother’s Day, Scouts know best

Malibou Lake breakfast is an annual tradition


The annual Mother’s Day Breakfast served by Boy Scout Troop 127 has been a community tradition since 1963. The troop will again host the all-you-can-eat breakfast this Sunday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, 29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura Hills. The breakfast is the troop’s biggest fundraiser. For $5, guests can partake […]

Oak Park school tax too close to call

Two-thirds majority hasn’t been reached


The Measure A school tax renewal in Oak Park leads 1,660 to 896 with about 200 votes still to be counted, and its passage hangs in the balance. The $197-a-year tax paid for by Oak Park property owners needs a two-thirds majority, or 66.67 percent, to pass. The yes votes are just under 65 percent currently. Oak Park residents voted […]

Coach recovering from fall




Rob Hall, a longtime teacher and coach at Oak Park High School, is recovering from the serious injuries he received after falling into a ravine while walking near his home in Moorpark on April 14. According to fellow Oak Park teacher Todd Creason, Hall fell into a steep arroyo near Los Angeles Avenue as he attempted to climb over a […]

In Agoura Hills, everyone chips in



CIVIC-MINDED—Volunteers join the annual Community Service Days clean-up and repair work in Agoura Hills on May 6. Far left, Jim Womack prepares a tree for planting on Roadside Drive. Center, Mayor Denis Weber joins 16-year-old Nick Burns for some sprucing up at Old Agoura Equestrian Park. Below, Elisabeth Schnebele and Jordan Simpson paint a fence along Driver Avenue.

Westlake Village CPA gets 6 years for ripping off clients



A certified public accountant who was the business manager for singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette and other well-known entertainment and sports figures was sentenced to six years in federal prison for stealing more than $7 million from his clients. Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, is a Westlake Village resident who was living in Agoura Hills at the time of the alleged crime. Schwartz […]

Books make the best gift



READ ALL ABOUT IT—From left, Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber, city librarian Nina Hull, Las Virgenes Water District general manager David Pedersen and LVMWD board member Jay Lewitt are present as the district makes its annual presentation of water-related books to the Agoura Hills Library during National Library Month in April.

Brush clearance notices sent



Letters were recently sent to Ventura County homeowners and property managers to clear 100 feet of brush away from properties near open land where wildfires may occur. More than 16,025 parcels will receive Fire Hazard Reduction Program notices advising people to remove dry brush by June 1. “The risk of a dangerous wildland fire season is still high despite significant […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A teacher at Montessori School on Driver Avenue reported that someone stole $140 in cash and a gift card from her purse, which was hanging on a hook in a classroom. The incident occurred April 28. A thief stole $1,800 worth of jewelry from a home on Driver Avenue April 28. The resident was in her kitchen when […]

Cancer group’s Wings of Hope takes flight



We’ve heard the saying many times before, that everybody knows somebody who has cancer—or had cancer in the past. The disease in its many forms continues to kill almost 600,000 people in the United States each year. The most common forms are breast, lung, prostate, colon, bladder, skin, thyroid, kidney, blood and pancreatic. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death […]