January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Agoura couple champions organ donations

Pam and Bruce Endo of Agoura Hills are longtime supporters of the Donate Life organ donor registry because they know firsthand the challenges that face organ transplant patients.  More...

‘Tis the season for itchy skin relief

COMMENTARY /// Dry skin

There are a lot of great things to look forward to as winter approaches. One thing, though, that many people are not at all excited about is the return of drier air, which can cause dry skin—what dermatologists call “winter itch.” More...

Support for hereditary breast, ovarian cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a hereditary breast and ovarian cancer support meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. More...

Schools

Špö brõ takes battle of the bands title

LET’S ROCK AND ROLL—Local band Špö brõ, formerly the Sposato Brothers’ Band, wins the 2016 Thousand Oaks Teen Center Battle of the Bands. More...

University to develop 4-year teacher training program

California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo will receive a grant of almost $250,000 from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to develop four-year teacher preparation programs. More...

New season of drama classes

Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory will begin its spring session for students in grades three to 12 with classes in all aspects of theater arts running from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Jan. More...

Pets

Toys for all the cats and dogs

A HOLIDAY FOR ROVER—VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital played Santa’s elves Dec. 20 at Agoura Animal Care Center by delivering a donated Christmas stocking to every cat and dog. More...

Pet of the week

READY FOR YOU—Sophie is a female white and tan pit bull about 7 years old. She is a sweet girl. If you would like to adopt Sophie ask for ID No. A4480688 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Candlelight makes bar mitzvah service an illuminating experience

COMMENTARY /// Judaism

The bar mitzvah is supposed to happen publicly, under the lights and the watchful eye of the community. We pass into the arms of a 13-year-old our Torah scroll, the most sacred gift Judaism teaches that God has given us, besides our children. More...

Obituaries

RICK LANGNER

RICK LANGNER passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016, after a long battle to regain his health. Rick was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 31, 1932. More...

Mary Louise Gold of Westlake Village passed away December 17, 2016 after a long illness.

Mary Lou was born in Buffalo, NY, and was raised in nearby Rochester, NY. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Library Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo. More...

Terry E. Smith

Terry was born in central California in 1952. She spent most of her childhood in Gridley, CA before moving to Lancaster, CA to finish high school. More...

Calendar

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THURS., JAN. 12 Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. John Duffy speaks on “From Mao to Reagan” and his journey to become a conservative. Luncheon cost: $25. More...

Letters

Opposed to cosmetics firm in Calabasas

Sadly, in a 3-2 vote, the majority of the Calabasas City Council voted to approve the Coty cosmetics company and its research and development arm to occupy a building in a residential area of the city.  More...

Man who gave statue to cancer group speaks out

When the Wellness Center angel disappeared, I was in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs with a younger brother, Donovan, enjoying a Thanksgiving vacation. More...

Unhappy with changes to Triunfo Park

If you haven’t been in a while, please visit Triunfo Park and see its destruction due to the removal of huge swaths of grass. The park is an important community asset and used by many hundreds of people every day.  More...

Editorials

Vacation measured on a Gross National Happiness meter

It’s only January and you’re already thinking about that next vacation? We are. Pack up the kids, load up the car and don’t forget to Take Your Acorn on Vacation. More...

Cartoon

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Gallant global gadabouts

The world is one spectacular stomping ground for two local globe-trotters who have trekked across peaks and valleys to sample diverse cultures and see foreign lands. More...

Stolen art returned to cancer group

Statue taken from garden last year

Somebody’s conscience got the better of them, or at least that’s the theory. More...

Community

Sales tax in L.A. County settles at 8.75 percent, for now

The sales tax for goods and services purchased in Los Angeles County went up starting last week, but not as much as expected. L.A. More...

Going green reduces runoff

The City of Calabasas says it has begun a citywide green streets project that will use trees and vegetation to reduce water runoff velocity, filter and clean water from roadways, and help reduce air pollution.  The project involves five location More...

High-speed chase leads to motorcyclist death

A Santa Barbara motorcyclist died in Thousand Oaks Jan. 7 following a high-speed chase with the California Highway Patrol.  More...

Business

Realtors hold successful toy drive

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors has completed its annual toy charity drive throughout the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley and Moorpark.  CSMAR members donated a variety of unwrapped toys and games to the project.  Colorful recep More...

Westcord completes lease for Wesley Thomas in Westlake

Construction company Wesley Thomas will move its Thousand Oaks office to a 7,500-square-foot space in Westlake Village this month.  To accommodate its 20 percent growth over the past year, Wesley Thomas is relocating to the North Ranch Corporate More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Sports

Benn is in ‘beast mode, times a billion’

Agoura girls’ basketball forward reaches new heights

Emily Cangelosi will never forget meeting Jazz Benn. Benn, an Agoura High sophomore at the time, had recently moved from Germany. Benn and Cangelosi exchanged cellphone numbers. More...

Darnay commits to UCLA

ROYAL FLUSH—Darnay Holmes, a senior superstar for Calabasas High’s football team, announced his commitment to UCLA on live television during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7. More...

The breaks of the game

A league opener, a coaching reunion and the intrigue of a basketball rivalry

Is there anyone who cares more about Westlake High’s boys’ basketball team than Kyle Kegley? More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills Burglars broke through a back window and ransacked a home on Lewis Place Dec. 26. The culprits stole a black semiautomatic pistol, ammunition, two watches and other items. More...

Family

Real men don’t complain, they fix stuff

Family Man

My 13-year-old son made me promise not to write about the breakup between him and his first real girlfriend of three months. But I did want to write about how he’s handled it like a man— he hasn’t made it a big deal at all. More...

CLU exhibit to feature portraits of women

Cal Lutheran University will present a free exhibit titled “Rebecca Campbell: You Are Here” from Jan. More...

Rocker enters the world of kids’ literature

Musician, composer, producer and author Marc Ferrari of Agoura Hills recently turned to children’s literature and offers a new heartwarming tale for time-challenged kids and their parents. More...

On the Town

Musical doesn’t live up to its ‘fame’

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Fame: The Musical’

Friday night’s audience was somewhat underwhelmed by Theater League’s touring production of “Fame: The Musical” at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Ladyface Ale celebrates anniversary with the release of new brew

Ladyface Ale Companie and its brewpub, Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie, will celebrate its seventh anniversary with the release of a special new ale, The Shepherdess, together with special events in January. More...

Sherry Faith opens acting school in Calabasas

The Calabasas Acting School is opening under the leadership of co-owner and executive director Sherry Faith.  Faith is both a performer and teacher. More...

Columns

Sharing photos the old-fashioned way

Flying Squirrel

We’re 12 days into the new year, and I have a question for you. How many resolutions do you still have? When it comes to travel, many people start the year with an obvious one. See more, do more, visit new places, try new things. More...

Hail to the green, green grass of home

COMMENTARY /// Local environment

There’s an interesting scene in the animated film “Happy Feet Two” when the penguins of Antarctica are mystified by the sight of patches of greenery in their heretofore snow-blanketed world. More...

Extra help for dad is best gift of all

Other Side of 50

With a yearlong waiting list to enter a skilled-nursing facility for long-term care, my father was placed on palliative care at home recently. While it may not seem so, it was an early Christmas gift for our family. More...