July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Award-winning urologist practices state-of-the art treatments for disorders

For over 20 years, Dr. Gary Bellman, founder of the Southern California Urology Institute, has treated Southern Californians suffering from myriad urological disorders. More...

Optimists help cancer center

GENEROUS—The Conejo Valley Optimist Club awards $1,000 recently to the Westlake-based Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, whose mission is to help children and families affected by cancer. More...

New medical research center in dermatology to soon make its home in Newbury Parks

Grand opening is Thurs., July 20

An advanced state-of-theart dermatology research and comprehensive treatment center, the first facility of its type in the Conejo Valley, will open next week.  The official grand opening of the California Institute of Dermatology will take place More...

Schools

Panec Award honors Oak Park’s best

COMPASSION RECOGNIZED—Four seniors at Oak Park High School receive this year’s Marie Panec Educating Compassionate and Creative Global Citizens Award. More...

Sumac kids warp space and stretch their minds

OUTER SPACE IS OUTTA SIGHT—Sumac Elementary School teacher Carol Mallett and students Rian Bock and Nyla Arzu play with a space vortex that demonstrates the warping of space and time. More...

Lindero Canyon welcomes new principal

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education announced that Eric Anhalt will be the new principal of Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills starting with the 2017-2018 school year. More...

Pets

New column showcases wonderful, weird and lovable pets

PETS AND THEIR PEEPS /// Potbellied pigs

When you think of pigs, perhaps Wilbur from the book “Charlotte’s Web” comes to mind. More...

Pet of the week

GREEN-EYED LADY—Penny is a female tortie domestic shorthair cat about 7 years old. She seems to get along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Penny ask for ID No. A5060008 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Bones, wind and new life in the Holy Spirit

Roots of Faith

The California Museum of Natural Science once screened a 3-D Imax film of images captured by the Hubble telescope in deep space.  I saw galaxies inside of galaxies inside of more galaxies, like an endless stacking doll. More...

Celebrating Shabbat in the great outdoors tomorrow

Valley Outreach Synagogue will hold Shabbat in the Park on Fri., July 14 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. All are welcome. The evening will start with a picnic at 5:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their own dinner. More...

On the Town

Upbeat sounds at the park

IN THE NAME OF LOVE—Above, Joe Heir of Hollywood U2 portrays Bono during the July 9 Summer Concert in the Park at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills. More...

Start the day with cars and coffee in Malibu

The City of Malibu and Exclusive Motor Cars will host a free Malibu Cars and Coffee event from 7 to 9 a.m. Sun., July 23 at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Hwy. More...

Set your alarm clock back 50 years

The Strawberry Alarm Clock will perform for one night only, two shows at 6 and 8 p.m. Sun., July 23 at Bogies, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. All six original members will be present: George Bunnell, Gene Gunnels, Mark S. More...

Columns

From frog to prince

To meet a partner, must we kiss an amphibian?

You might be familiar with an old saying often stitched on lacy pillows or etched on plaques: “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince.” More...

Pet project

Shelter manager’s life mission is animal care and control

During her 25-year career with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, Denise Rosen has helped find new homes for countless neglected and abandoned pets.  Rosen started her career as a kennel attendant, was promoted to anim More...

One pet lover runs afoul of the law

Exotic-animal owner accused of cruelty

Nearly three years after an escaped cobra caused alarm in Thousand Oaks, authorities say they’ve confirmed the identity of the snake’s owner. More...

Community

Water’s fine, district says

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has released and mailed its 2016 Water Quality Report to homes and businesses in the district’s 122-square-mile service area. The report is also available online at www.LVMWD.com. More...

Calabasas Senior Center celebrates first anniversary

A GRAND YEAR—Right, Channel 4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman entertains the audience with funny stories about what it means to be a senior citizen during the Calabasas Senior Center’s June 24 anniversary party. More...

Report on Sherwood pilot crash released

Reason for midair breakup still unclear

Something caused Lake Sherwood pilot Michael Brannigan’s single-engine Cessna to break up in the skies above Ventura last month, but what that something was remains unclear.  More...

Business

In Westlake, new Carl’s Jr. replaces old

After 40 years on the corner of Westlake Boulevard and Townsgate Road, Carl’s Jr. was demolished last week as part of a planned remodel. More...

Fire suppression unit smokes the competition

ASHES TO ASHES—Sergio Bueno of Ventura Farms extinguishes a fire in less than 2 seconds during a demonstration for officials of the WASP (Water Atomizing Suppression Pump) ultra-high pressure nozzle at Ventura Farms on June 29. More...

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Sports

From Hell and back

Three years away from sport, Vinc Pichel wins in first-round KO

Vinc Pichel never imagined a single text message would bring so much joy. The former Ultimate Fighter semifinalist, who was in the midst of a three-year hiatus from competing, received a brief text message from his manager, Jason House, on March 29. More...

Going hog wild

Linemen take center stage at Spartan exhibition

During a summer of relentless 7-on-7 passing tournaments, Rio Mesa High’s hogs tournament was a breath of fresh air.  The Spartans hosted 11 schools for a passing tournament, but the boys in the trenches got to show off for a change during More...

Querrey advances to Wimbledon semifinals

Sam Querrey’s living the dream in England.  The Thousand Oaks High graduate upset defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in five sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7-4), 6-1, 6-1 in the men’s quarterfinals on Wednesday to set up a semifinal showd More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $ 50 wallet containing bank cards from a car parked on Agoura Road June 30 and later used the stolen cards to make fraudulent purchases. The incident occurred June 30. More...

Family

Driver’s ed is right around the corner

Family Man

We were on one of those family walks— the kind we used to take all the time when our kid was younger and had more time for us—when a shiny new driver’s ed car came slowly around the corner, passed by and then disappeared into the di More...

Obituaries

Judi Gould

1942-2017

JUDITH ELAINE GOULD, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL TEACHERS at Oak Hills Elementary when the school opened in 1988, died on July 4, 2017 from complications due to Alzheimer’s. She was 74. More...

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Letters

Growing pains

What are we doing planting marigolds in the parkway on Kanan and Canwood across from the Shell gas station?  As of yesterday, half of them were dead or dying. When I drive by later today the others will most likely be dried up also.  More...

Fire watch

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California.  Did you know that many of the wildfires are sparked along our roadways?  More...

Shark meat

I was reading Ela Lindsay’s review of the Golden Panda Buffet and I was stopped in my tracks. In her list of soups offered she included shark fin. More...

Editorials

The most lovable pet owner is a responsible pet owner

The biggest beef we hear about pet owners, specifically dog owners, is that they don’t always pick up Puffy’s poop. More...

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This summer, swim safely

COMMENTARY /// Water safety

Cooling off in a pool, lake or ocean is a great way to beat the heat—but there can be danger.  More...