June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Tips on helping the aging brain

COMMENTARY /// Brain health

We jokingly call them “senior moments,” those times when the name of your dentist is on the tip of your tongue but you can’t quite remember it, or a frantic search for your car keys ends when you discover them next to the carton of More...

Business

Let’s take in a drink and a movie

Moviegoers in Calabasas will soon be able to have wine, beer or a cocktail while they watch films at the Edwards Calabasas 6 theater in The Commons. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Sports

If at first you don’t succeed, tri, tri again

Team of local triathletes will compete at Ironman Canada on July 24

Local triathletes are heading to Canada. P5 Racing, a triathlon team which won Ironman Arizona in 2014, will compete at Ironman Canada on July 24 in Whistler, British Columbia. More...

Westlake teen takes center ice

Lola Mormino is only girl on Ventura Mariners bantam hockey team

Lola Mormino laced up ice skates for the first time when she was 11 years old. “I couldn’t stand up,” she said. More...

Our Conejo Valley Rams

COMMENTARY /// Los Angeles Rams

Cowboys set the foundation. Rams took over the show. The Dallas Cowboys held their training camp at Cal Lutheran from 1963 to 1989. The Los Angeles Rams, who recently relocated from St. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A thief stole a U.S. passport, a $100 pair of sunglasses and $10 in cash from an unlocked car parked near a home on Wheelhouse Lane June 16. A burglar stole $900 worth of Chinese currency from a home on Lost Springs Drive June 14. More...

Family

Residents are ready to celebrate July 4

Pancakes, parade for Westlake Village

Residents of all ages are invited to participate in the 47th annual Westlake Village Fourth of July Parade. A full morning of activities is planned starting with the Boy Scout Troop 752 pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. More...

Only a fool lights up on the fourth

COMMENTARY /// Firework safety

Last year on the Fourth of July, residents of rural Agoura living along Mulholland Highway panicked when celebrants at a large backyard holiday gathering unleashed a booming barrage of fireworks at 8:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment at county fair

The Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs Aug. 3 through 14 at the county fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The fair will have contests, exhibits, animals and carnival rides. More...

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THURS., JUNE 30 ‘When Daniel Comes Marching Home’ 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Doors open 1 p.m. Senior Center Performing Arts Group presents original musical production. Free admission. More...

Letters

Letter to the City Council

After witnessing all public hearings on the Canyon Oaks project in Calabasas, I sent this email to the city council members: “David Shapiro and Alicia Weintraub, as a previous supporter of both your campaigns, it pains me that I supported you b More...

Questions new water billing

By now all customers of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District are familiar with the recent changeover to a monthly billing system. More...

Thoughts on Calabasas High

I attended the LVUSD board meeting on June 14 to support Calabasas High School counselors Lauren Freedman and Tiffany Cozzi. The impact they have made on our community was evidenced by the outpouring of support and shared stories. More...

Transit authority wants new sales tax on ballot

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted June 23 to place a new half-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot in Los Angeles County. More...

Little desire for public shuttle service in Calabasas

Most residents in affluent Calabasas and neighboring cities own at least one car and rarely use public transit. But some residents still depend on buses and shuttles to get to school and work and to run errands. More...

Community

Man survives apparent suicide leap off the Kanan Road bridge

A man was airlifted to the hospital June 26 after he apparently tried to commit suicide by jumping off the south side of the Kanan Road freeway bridge in Agoura Hills. More...

Fiery early morning freeway crash kills two men from Woodland Hills

A freeway collision involving a big rig and a car at Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills killed two people early Tuesday morning, authorities said. The crash occurred at 12:15 a.m. on the eastbound lane of the 101 just west of Chesebro Road. More...

101 work delayed until fall

The latest freeway delay isn’t the rush hour slowdown near The Oaks mall. It’s the $37.5-million expansion of the 101-23 interchange. More...

Schools

Three seniors in a race to graduate

Students in driver’ seat of modified BMW

Adam Ferla of Calabasas, Nick Matta of Malibu and Marius Jatulis of Oak Park put a little pizzazz into their senior year at high school. More...

Going green

CAMPUS HEROES—Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas recently joined Chaparral and Yerba Buena schools as Las Virgenes school district Green Team champions. More...

COLLEGE STANDOUTS

Melissa Cook of Agoura Hills made the spring semester dean’s list at Boston University. Rachel Bastian of Calabasas made the spring semester dean’s list at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

SNAKES ALIVE!—Daisy is a female yellow and white King snake. She would make a good first snake. If you would like to adopt Daisy, ask for ID No. A4962641 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura road. More...

Coyotes deliver nightly siren song

Beach mania arrives with the end of the school year and a spike in temperature. More...

Faith

Temple goes easy on the pocketbook

Temple Ner Simcha is taking a leap of faith. More...

On the Town

Dancer takes the proper steps to achieve her goals

WHS graduate to perform at Hollywood Bowl

A Westlake High School alumna’s decision to pursue dance as a career is paying early dividends. More...

From classical to disco

SUMMER CONCERTS

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC—At left, Paul Stein, left on violin, Aaron Oltman on viola and Maksim Velichkin on cello perform during the Paul Stein Summer Strings concert series June 25 at the Agoura Hills More...

A Yardbirds ‘60s revival

A history of The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and other rock ’n’ roll trivia

Not all ’60s rock ’n’ roll groups were built around the personality of a Hendrix, a Morrison or a Joplin. More...

Columns

Changes in the law place limits on voluntary suspension and reinstatement of benefits

COMMENTARY /// Social Security

You’ve probably heard that changes in the law now affect the way you file for certain benefits. More...

Driven to be fast and furious: the need for speed in the dating world

Single Files

Many things these days are done more quickly than ever: faster internet speeds and downloads, communication via texts and swipes, drive-thru coffee pickups—even dating can be done in 10 minutes or less. More...

No good deed goes unpunished when it comes to water conservation

Hot Flashes

Dear Mother Nature, First you say you do and then you don’t. For starters, you and that El Niño flake were supposed to dump enough wet stuff to make this desert a veritable field of dreams. More...