February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cost of housing a drag, experts say

ECONOMIC FORECAST

Thousand Oaks Rotary Club’s annual Economic Outlook Forecast Breakfast at Cal Lutheran University, traditionally a subdued event, got a shot in the arm last week courtesy of Bill Dallas, CEO of Skyline Home Loans. More...

Health & Wellness

Workshop on yoga, relaxation, meditation

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free workshop, “Introducing iRest Yoga Nidra,” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.  More...

Hospital shows heart for women and their health

West Hills Hospital and Medical Center will host a Women and Heart community health event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23 at the West Hills Hospital Cafe, 7300 Medical Center Drive. More...

An opportunity for caregivers and those with memory loss

Senior Concerns will host a Memory Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Schools

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 17: Club rush/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Dodgeball/gym/6 p.m. “We Are the Future” benefit concert/7 p.m. More...

Student receives MLK award

Bjorn Yearwood, a Calabasas High School senior, received a surprise when he was chosen to be honored by the MLK Committee of Ventura County Jan. 16 during the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. More...

County fair poster contest open

The eighth annual Ventura County Fair poster contest is accepting entries from kids in grades five through 12 who reside in Ventura County. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

IN A PINCH—Chester is a male brown and white Miniature Pinscher about 7 years old. He is very mellow and gets along with everybody. To adopt Chester, ask for ID No. A4944328 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Easing the sorrow of a tough goodbye

Just as we owe our pets a good life, we owe them a good death as well.  Life is full of all kinds of greetings and farewells and inevitabilities that we can’t outrun. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills   A vandal caused $ 200 in damage scratching the body of a car parked in the 30800 block of Agoura Road Feb. 1.  A thief stole a $100 cellphone from an unlocked vehicle parked on Forestridge Drive Jan. 31.  More...

Faith

‘There will never be another Schwartzie’

COMMENTARY /// Judaism

The world lost one of the brightest lights of our generation to heaven Feb. More...

On the Town

Shakespeare comedy: love is in the air

One of William Shakespeare’s best-regarded comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing,” made its debut earlier this month at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse in a production directed by local actress/producer Vivien Latham.  More...

Yarrow carries on legacy of folk trio

CONCERT PREVIEW /// Peter, Paul and Mary

The members of Grammywinning folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary were an integral part of the political and social upheaval of the 1960s. They weren’t afraid to sing their conscience, performing songs that promoted humanity, hope and activism. More...

Auditions open for ‘Peter Pan’

Cabrillo Music Theatre will hold auditions for a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Peter Pan” that will run July 14 through 23 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  The play is based on J.M. More...

Columns

There’s magic in the mist

On the Trail

I am the mud-encrusted curmudgeon of rural Agoura. I can’t recall the last time I stepped inside a pair of dry shoes. If I hear one more person exclaim, “Don’t you just love all this rain!” I fear I’ll lose my mind. More...

Editorials

Pack up the kids and move in with Mom and Dad

editorial

Making housing affordable for today’s young buyers seems like the can that just keeps getting kicked down the road. It’s always somebody else’s problem.  More...

Cartoon

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The end of ‘separate but equal’

Civil rights groundbreaker speaks to local students

Terrence Roberts helped champion the American Civil Rights movement as a member of the Little Rock Nine, and the experience continues to shape his life. More...

County floats homeless tax

Measure H on March ballot

Measure H, a Los Angeles County quarter-cent sales tax on the March 7 ballot, will raise an estimated $355 million annually for the next 10 years to combat homelessness. More...

Agoura survey says traffic is a pain

But residents generally happy with quality of life

An online survey in Agoura Hills shows residents are generally satisfied with the quality of life in their community, but not so happy about the city’s aging shopping centers and the traffic on Kanan Road. More...

Community

Add-on rentals getting easier to build

Calabasas dwelling modifications OK’d

New state legislation that seeks to boost the supply of affordable housing in California will make it cheaper and easier for some single-family homeowners to build a stand-alone granny flat or convert their home into a duplex.  At a meeting last More...

Former Paul Ryan staffer speaks to GOP

Shane Skelton, former aide to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, will speak on “How to Make the Most of the Republican Victory” at the Conejo Valley Republican Women’s luncheon meeting Fri., Feb. 17 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. More...

Briefs

Emergency response classes begin today Classes for the Calabasas Community Emergency Response Team will begin today, Thurs., Feb. 16. The program provides residents with basic fire safety and lifesaving skills. More...

Business

Barone’s named California’s top pizza

In Westlake Village

Barone’s Pizzeria Express only took 72 years to become an overnight success—it was recently voted California’s best pizza in an MSN survey.  More...

Award to University Village

University Village retirement community in Thousand Oaks and its landscaping company, Stay Green Inc., have won a top statewide award for excellence in landscaping and maintenance from the California Landscape Contractors Association.  Universit More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Sports

Are you experienced?

Easton Baseball facility is now open to the public

It’s a ballplayer’s paradise inside Easton Baseball’s headquarters in Thousand Oaks. Easton, one of the country’s leading bat makers for baseball and softball, moved into the area from Van Nuys in September. More...

A healthy dose of playoff basketball

HIT THE DECK—Calabasas High boys’ basketball players help up teammate Jack Roggin after the senior shooting guard hit a 3-point basket in the Coyotes’ 68-63 win against Westlake on Feb. 7. More...

The right moves

Local teams gear up for CIF-Southern Section dance

Cats have nine lives, but life still isn’t fair for the Panthers who stalk North Reino Road.  Four of six Marmonte League high school girls’ basketball teams qualified for the CIFSouthern Section playoffs. More...

Family

Biggest benefit of the year supports LVUSD performing arts program

Tickets are still available for the fourth annual “We Are the Future” concert to support performing arts programs at Agoura and Calabasas high schools. The concert is tomorrow at 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. More...

A rush to volunteer

The Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills isn’t until April 1, but organizers are looking for volunteers who can be assigned to various jobs now.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., FEB. 16 Channel Islands Gulls More...

Letters

Border patrol

One of the goals of any newspaper is to strive for accuracy. More...

Says Stonehaus an annoyance

For 18 months, we and other neighbors of First Neighborhood campaigned the City Council to bring an expanding commercial operation, Westlake Village Inn Property, under control, and as a result the Stonehaus Conditional Use Permit was reviewed and pa More...

Likes Agoura Village plan

My wife and I have attended meetings regarding Agoura Village since we first heard about it before the recession halted the process. More...