November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Experts say heavy pot bad for young brains

While marijuana use has been legalized in many states for medical purposes, and in four for recreational use, long-term research indicates that teens who smoke pot could be damaging their brains. More...

Business

New home for active adults

SENIOR LIVING—Above, a courtyard with fountains and afire pit offers a relaxing space for residents and visitors during the Horizons at Calabasas senior living apartment complex grand opening o More...

Boxing club reaches out for memberships

TITLE Boxing Club at 1714 Newbury Road in Newbury Park said it is offering one-year memberships for no money down and no monthly payments until January. The offer is available only from Nov. 28 through 30. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Sports

Ride the lightning

Get ready to ride the lightning. More...

Chargers, Eagles honor Coach Jones

GIVE IT UP FOR COACH—Marshall Jones, a coach for the Agoura-Oak Park Chargers Youth Football, was recognized at halftime of the junior varsity high school football game on Nov. More...

Baseball team takes the cake

DA CHAMPS—The Agoura Bownet U-8 baseball team tookfirst place at the Xtreme Diamond Sports Central Coast Halloweekend tournament. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A wooden gate was damaged at a home on Hillside Drive in an attempt to forcefully enter the residence on Nov. 15. A home was broken into on Easterly Road with a glass pane on the service door shattered. More...

Family

Good response at Recreational Festival

More than 1,700 visitors attended the Santa Monica Mountains Fund inaugural Recreation Festival held last month at Paramount Ranch, including 25 buses filled with students and parents from the Los Angeles Unified School District. More...

Two baby barn owls relocate to Newbury Park

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, a pet emergency and animal specialty hospital, recently sponsored the relocation of two baby barn owls from the Ojai Raptor Center to Sycamore Canyon School in Newbury Park. More...

Family Men

A feast of burden

Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and I used to try to out-eat one another at buffets and Thanksgiving feasts, and we’d eat so much we’d make ourselves sick for days to follow. More...

Letters

Thinks minimum wage is too low

The current minimum wage is too low and is not enough for anyone to live on, though not everyone who works for the wage lives off only that money. More...

Says campaign signs are a waste

As the election season rolls around every year, we are greeted with a familiar sight on lawns and street corners around town: the campaign sign. These signs are a negative externality plaguing our town. More...

Not appreciating the recovery

Fifty straight months of private sector job growth, gas prices down, record Wall Street profits, unemployment below 6 percent, Bin Laden’s dead, the lowest growth in government spending since Eisenhower and the deficit cut in half. More...

Editorials

Thanksgiving is here so it’s time to talk turkey

On the day after Thanksgiving we’ll bet your waistline will be a little bigger than it was the day before. That’s OK—it just means you had a lot to be thankful for this year. More...

Political Cartoon

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Bartenders play a role in preventing DUI

The dangers of driving while drunk have long been a talking point for state and federal lawmakers. More...

Westlake names Ned Davis mayor

McSweeney is pro tem

Ned Davis was tabbed as the new mayor of Westlake Village during the city’s annual reorganization meeting Nov. 19. The council appointed Susan McSweeney mayor pro tem. More...

Community

New appointment for Oak Park board

Hard-working volunteer chosen

Oak Park resident Denise Helfstein was appointed last week by the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education to fill the seat of trustee Sepideh Yeoh, who is moving out of the district. More...

Committee seeks new members

The committee responsible for overseeing the spending of bond and parcel tax revenue in Oak Park Unified School District is seeking the following new members: someone active in a senior citizens’ organization, a member active in a taxpayers&rsq More...

City Council approves long-awaited widening at Roadside Drive

The Roadside Drive bridge widening project in Agoura Hills is moving into high gear. More...

Schools

Brookside School included in new film

Like most schools in Oak Park, Brookside Elementary School is going green. More...

No fooling—AHS presents Simon comedy

Agoura High School’s theater department will present the Neil Simon comedy “Fools” in December. More...

High School Hi Lights

All schools: no classes Fri., Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving holiday Agoura Chargers Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 3 & 4: Fall play/black box theater/7 p.m.. More...

Pets

Trespassing lizard just needed a lift

There are things we occasionally stumble upon inside our utility sheds that could make your hair stand on end: rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, wasps, mice, an overripe barrel of putrefying compost. More...

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Faith

Helping to feed the needy

FILL THE TABLE—The youth group at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church in Newbury Park shows the results of a recent food drive for the Manna food bank. More...

Nativity scenes on display

Grand Opening Gala on Dec. 12

No Room at the Inn will display more than 600 nativities at the 22th annual event from Dec. 12 to 14 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Las Posadas event at CLU

California Lutheran University students and staff will join with residents to re-enact the Christmas story in Las Posadas from 7 to 9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7 starting at the Ahmanson Science Center south of Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

On the Town

Storybook musical is a manic delight

Before the green-tinged ogre Shrek was a musical, or even an animated film, he was a storybook character in a children’s book created by New Yorker cartoonist William Steig. More...

The Movie Nut

At the end of this movie, after the credits conclude, there’s one final scene. And then there’s a fi- nal graphic: “Dumb and Dumber For. More...

The Tenors in good voice at Kavli Theatre

The Tenors, multi-platinum recording artists, will perform at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

Training senior care providers

When I was in corporate America, the companies I worked for invested a lot of money in employee education and development. More...

Flying Squirrel

Day trips to take holidays guests

“Over the river, and through the wood, To grandfather’s house we go.” So begins the 1844 Thanksgiving poem by Lydia Maria Child, later set to a music and familiar to schoolchildren as the opening anthem of the holiday season. More...

On the Trail

Pilgrims thankful to land on Derry Avenue

We took a wrong turn in Agoura Hills the other day that turned out so right it led to a delightful tour of discovery. More...