May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commercial pot sales won’t be happening in Oak Park

Officials remain adamantly opposed

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council rejected the possibility of a marijuana dispensary opening in its jurisdiction, with MAC members saying that a pot shop would be inconsistent with the community’s family values.  In November 2016, Ca More...

Health & Wellness

Care specialist smooths transition of patients from hospital to home

The road to recovery doesn’t end with a hospital discharge. Just ask Sejal Shah, senior care specialist at Los Robles Hospital. More...

Fun in the sun can lead to burn, baby, burn

COMMENTARY /// Skin cancer

As the weather gets warmer, we’re going to be spending more time in the sun. More...

Conejo relay puts cancer on notice

FIGHTING SPIRIT—Above from left, Thousand Oaks residents Jennette Pilcher, Emily Freund and Gina Smurthwaite walk the survivor lap May 20 during the Relay For Life of Conejo Valley at Conejo Creek South Park in Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Educator wins giant Mars map

STEAM educator Carol Mallett recently attended the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Los Angeles where she discovered the Buzz Aldrin foundation representatives were accepting applications for a $5,000 Giant Mars Map giveaw More...

Warriors spike the opposition

CONGRATS—The Conejo Valley Unified School District honors the Westlake High School Warriors boys’ varsity volleyball team for winning the Marmonte League title, their second consecutive league title. More...

Girls are home run hitters

PINK POWER—The Pink Ladies softball team celebrates after winning the WAGS U-12 championship game. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

PLAYFUL- Cosmo is a male white terrier mix about 6 years old. He has medium energy and is very playful. He likes to play with toys and walks well on a leash. If you would like to adopt Cosmo ask for ID No. More...

Squirrel of the Month

HUNGRY MUNCHER—Gary Roller of Agoura Hills took this photo while he was looking through his kitchen window. “He was eating an acorn, which had fallen on the ground under an oak tree in my backyard. More...

Residents can help in raising puppies with a purpose

Ventura County Puppies with a Vision will host a meeting for people interested in raising a guide dog for the blind from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., June 12 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Family

Father-in-law has the chicken soupfix

Family Man

I got the flu that’s going around, so my wife made a call to her dad. Within 15 minutes, he was at our doorstep with a package. How does he manage to keep his freezer stocked with homemade chicken soup at all times? More...

AT THE LIBRARY

Agoura Hills  The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court.  To fund these and other programs, patrons can donate used books to the library or Book Cellar. More...

Cub Scouts show love of country in concerts for seniors

Cub Scouts from Pack 333 in Calabasas and their siblings performed patriotic concerts for the residents of Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills on April 8, The Commons at Woodland Hills on May 3 and the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Cala More...

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THURS., MAY 25 Woodland Hills Woman's Club 11:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Arc Bell Ringers perform. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. 'The Lion King Experience' More...

Columns

Ways to rest easier while traveling

Flying Squirrel

After returning home from a trip, there’s one thing I can count on: the comfort of my own bed. There’s nothing like sleeping in your own room, with your own linens, comforter and pillow. More...

Editorials

For better or worse, pot attitudes are changing

Legalized marijuana has arrived, yet the pushback continues.  It’s not surprising. There are enough problems with alcohol and prescription drugs, now comes sanctioned pot.  More...

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County unveils Community Choice green energy plan

Edison greets news with caution

A new government-run, utility purchasing collective that promises to lower bills and give consumers more clean-energy choices will soon be available to residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County—and local cities if they decide to opt in.&nb More...

Scifres named LVUSD director of instruction

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education announced that Steve Scifres will be LVUSD’s new director of instruction effective July 1.  Scifres has served the school district in various roles for the past 12 years and is cu More...

Community

Woman sought in Oak Park burglary

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person who broke into an Oak Park home last week and stole items while the family inside slept. Around 2 a.m. More...

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills   A thief stole a duffel bag containing $180 worth of skateboarding gear and a $150 jacket from a car parked on Skyview Way May 8.  Someone stole $$600 worth of goods, including a radar device and an empty gun case, from an unl More...

Parcel subdivision adds to frustration over Liberty Canyon development

Both ends of the road hit with construction

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission approved a request to subdivide a 4.2-acre commercial parcel at the northwest corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura roads into three separate lots. An existing office on the site was built in 1989.  More...

Business

Date to Create studio in Westlake Village specializes in party planning

Entrepreneur Donna Lowy has launched Date To Create in Westlake Village.  Date To Create is a new studio providing private custom-crafted parties, company parties and team building events as well as date night, girls night out, guys night out, o More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Sports

To the bitter end

Calabasas boys’ volleyball team falls to Notre Dame in section title match

The Calabasas High boys’ volleyball team’s historic season didn’t have a fairy-tale ending. More...

Eagles rock the Bird Cage

AND THE ECSTASY—Oak Park High boys’ volleyball stars Alex Parks, left, and Sean Fitzpatrick celebrate a point during the Eagles’ rollicking five-set win against La Costa Canyon in the CIF Southern California Division I regional tour More...

Trying to catch on

Tight end with local ties seeks to join NFL team as rookie free agent

Jake Maulhardt has always had a special place in his heart for his hometown. More...

Faith

Chabad gala to honor Mayor Weber

Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber will be the guest of honor at the Chabad of the Conejo’s annual gala banquet Sun., June 11 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village.  Billed as a Celebration of Leaders, Heroes and Lamplighters, the program will More...

Readers share their most meaningful Bible verses

Roots of Faith

A previous column on memorizing Scripture, in which I asked readers to share their favorite Bible verses, brought some responses.  The favorite verse of L.F. More...

Shavuot relives the Mt. Sinai experience

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the revelation at Mt. Sinai and the Lord giving the Ten Commandments and the Torah (Bible) to the Jewish nation. More...

On the Town

Song & wine make everything fine

GOOD TIMES—Above, Keena Batti of Steps of Doe performs during the 22nd annual city and Chamber of Commerce wine tasting May 12 at the Calabasas Civic Center Plaza. More...

Summer concert series kicks off this weekend in Thousand Oaks

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s family-friendly 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park Series will have tribute bands, original artists and a new Independence Day concert with patriotic and country western music.  Shows will take place More...

‘Odd Couple’ comedies in Agoura Hills

At the beginning of the year, Playhouse 101 opened its doors and established Curtain Call Youth Theatre in a new and permanent home.  Curtain Call Youth Theatre will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” and “The Odd Coup More...

Letters

Another bad rap for Wells Fargo

I’ve been a Wells Fargo customer for many years and conducted my business at the North Ranch Mall branch. More...

Cornerstone not kind to oak trees

Louise Rishoff wrote a letter to the editor and inspired me to join the movement to Save the Agoura Knoll and to fight the Cornerstone development in Agoura Hills. More...

Energized to save

I’m writing to get the word out to the residents of Westlake Village that the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a joint motion from Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley Thomas to begin the implementation of the L More...