April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Online mail tracking is now available

In this day and age, with incidences of mail theft increasing, the U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to help its customers hang on to their identities. More...

Health & Wellness

Running for good health

FLEET OF FOOT—Students at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills take part in a March 24 Reach for the Stars jog-athon fundraiser held on campus. More...

Program offers a Chronic Care Management benefit

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

If you have Medicare, there’s a good chance you have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or dementia.  Two-thirds of the 57 million Americans with Medicare have two or more chronic illnesses, w More...

Rock out at the relay

The second annual Give Cancer the Boot benefit concert— the biggest lead-up event to next month’s Conejo Valley Relay for Life, the largest such relay in Ventura County—will be Fri., April 21 at Thousand Oaks’ Borderline Bar, More...

Business

New ideas at remodeling show

The 43rd Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show returns to Westlake Village Sat. and Sun., April 22 and 23 with more than 170 vendors including local contractors, landscapers, interior designers and smart home experts.  The show runs from 10 a.m. More...

Canyon Club will jam in Santa Clarita

Lance Sterling, owner of The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, announced he has signed a lease and begun construction of a similar club to open this fall in Santa Clarita.  Sterling’s first Canyon club, at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills, More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Pet of the week

LET’S PLAY BALL—Boots is a male black potbelly pig about 2 years old and about 200 pounds. He is very social and likes to play ball. He needs a yard to play in. If you would like to adopt Boots ask for ID No. More...

Puppy search ends with adoption of shelter elder citizen

CRITTER TAILS

As we travel through life, we vow to “never make the same mistake twice.” And after having experienced years of tremendous heartache and disappointment with an older stray dog I’d adopted, I vowed to never again adopt a dog more tha More...

Horse around at animal center

The Agoura Animal Care Center will be celebrating the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) national Help A Horse Day from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Faith

The butterflies are coming to Outreach Synagogue in Calabasas

Service to remember the Holocaust

Butterflies will be the theme of the Holocaust Memorial Day celebration Sun., April 23 at Valley Outreach Synagogue and Center for Jewish Life in Calabasas. More...

On the Town

‘Voice’ talent at Malibu fundraiser

The Emily Shane Foundation presents its annual spring fundraiser event, Wings Over Malibu, at 6:30 p.m. More...

It’s live, it’s local, it’s monthly and it’s funny

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts will debut a monthly show titled “Live Stand-Up Comedy on the Hill” at 8 p.m. Sat., April 22 at 403 W. More...

Come Bach to Epiphany for more music

Epiphany Music Guild will present Bach-stravaganza! at 5 p.m. Sun., April 30 at Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. More...

Letters

More Oak Park school taxes?

The $60 million that was approved for Oak Park schools in November is not enough? More...

Don’t blame bad dogs

L.A. County recently passed a law making dogs that do not pass a temperament test unavailable to animal rescue organizations. More...

Sounding off

One of the wonderful things about living in our area is that it’s quiet, safe and peaceful. More...

Editorials

Mom is picture-perfect, no matter what

In The Acorn community, family comes first, and that means a scenario in which both the mom and the dad are equal contributors in the nurturing of the household. More...

Cartoon

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Senate bill would make us less safe

guest opinion

Recent conversations surrounding federal immigration policies have caused fear among segments of the population and debate at all levels of government. More...

Local development continues at a breakneck pace

Environment compromised, critics say

Like it or not, urban growth has hit full stride along the 101 Freeway through Agoura Hills and Calabasas. In addition to some half-a-dozen residential and commercial developments underway, others are in the planning stages. More...

Spring fling at the Adobe

FAMILY DAY— Above, 3- year- old Analia Buzza Bertucci of Agoura Hills searches for Easter eggs during the April 8 Springtime at the Adobe event at Leonis Adobe in Calabasas. More...

Calabasas student fights against dog cruelty

While most Westerners value dogs for their companionship and therapeutic or working skills, some Eastern cultures use canines for food. More...

Community

Knight urges NASA to save test stands used at Simi field lab

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight is spear­­heading an effort to save the remaining rocket test stands and preserve the Chumash cave paintings at the Santa Susana Field Lab in the southern hills of Simi Valley, north of Oak Park.   More...

Call the stork, new mountain lion born

But, the young female could be a kissin’ cousin

National Park Service researchers, together with biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, recently marked a 4-week-old mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains. More...

Optimistic in the Conejo

DONATION—Dan Rieder, president of the Optimist Club of Conejo Valley, presents a check for $500 to Susan Murata, executive director of Hospice of the Conejo. More...

Schools

CLU seniors to perform

The Cal Lutheran University String Symphony will present a concert featuring performances by graduating seniors at 7:30 p.m. More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Agoura Chargers  Fri., April 21: Mixed choir/ Disney Hall  AP pre- administration/ main stage/7:50 to 8:30 a.m.  Eighth- grade visit/ 9: 30 a.m.   More...

Foundation scholarships

The Westlake Village Community Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships from graduating senior students who have had significant involvement in the music or performing arts programs at their high school or in the community.  The sch More...

Sports

Unfamiliar terrain

Westlake boys’ golfers will try to bounce back from first league losses in five seasons

Empires fall, but Westlake High’s boys’ golf team isn’t sifting through the rubble reminiscing about the glory days.  The Warriors are still a team to be reckoned with despite having their Marmonte League winning streak, which More...

Oak Park goalie signs soccer scholarship

SIGNING DAY—Oak Park High senior Courtney Ahdoot signed a women’s soccer scholarship with St. Mary’s University, Texas with her parents, David and Julie, by her side. Courtney started at goalie for the Eagles. More...

‘A poor man’s Robocop’

Calabasas long jumper returns better than ever from major injury

Palmer Naftal’s nagging lower back pain became excruciating.  Naftal, now a Calabasas High junior, couldn’t even muster the willpower to walk himself back to the team bus after last year’s Ventura County Track and Field Champio More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills   Someone snatched a $100 backpack containing a $1,200 laptop computer and other goods valued at more than $500 from the side of the pool at Agoura High School in the 28500 block of Driver Avenue April 7.  More...

Family

Learn about the cat that changed America

Documentary on P-22 cat to screen in Oak Park tonight

To celebrate Earth Day, there will be a special screening of “The Cat That Changed America” film at 7 p.m. More...

Artists, show us your best work

Adults ages 18 and up can enter their work for the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley’s annual May Show running May 4 through 26.  Take-in will run from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 20 Camarillo Newcomers Club More...

Columns

Wild sage shrubs are wise old plants that are making a big comeback

On the Trail

What does “back from the brink” look like in the world of chaparral shrubs?  More...

Miss Singles Awareness Day?

Single Files

Oh darn. It seems I forgot to celebrate Singles Awareness Day this year.  As a matter of fact, somehow this past quarter of 2017 has slipped by so quickly that I’ve missed a boatload of other festivities as well.  More...