Community

At the library

The Agoura Hills Library offers the following free programs and activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. Used book donations to the Book Cellar help fund programs. For large-collection pick-up, call (818) 584 7219. For more information on the listed activities or to register, if requested, call (818) 889-2278. Linnea Richards conducts Music in Motion for kids 9 months to 2 years […]

Pet of the week

JUST LOUNGING AROUND—Chilling out at the animal shelter’s Habikat is 3-year-old Reggi. She is friendly, enjoys people and the company of other cats. Meet Reggi, ID No. 4925197 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before visiting the shelter.

Wildlife center gets busy in 2019

The Marine Mammal Team from the Calabasas-based California Wildlife Center rescued its first sea lion patient of the year on Jan. 2. The 6-month-old pup was stranded on Broad Beach in Malibu, dehydrated and weighed only half of what a normal pup should. She had weaned from her mother a little early—sea lions normally wean between six months and a […]

Pets must deal with weighty issues too



The obesity epidemic is not just a human problem but a pet problem, too. Yes, some cats and dogs are just naturally bigger and not fat. But, as with humans, if the animal follows a poor diet and doesn’t exercise regularly, it can be expected to gain weight. Today I am talking with Darlene Geekie, a registered veterinary technician with […]

Blood donor opportunities

The American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to give blood and platelets in January, which is National Blood Donor Month. Following are upcoming blood donation opportunities. Oak Park: 2 to 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 21 at Stevenson Fitness, 706 Lindero Canyon Road. Simi Valley: 1 to 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 11 and 25 at Rancho Santa Suzanna Community Center, […]

Doctor’s vision helps treat glaucoma

COMMENTARY /// Aye, aye doc


A lady came to our office with her daughter. On examination of the mother, we found she had glaucoma and had lost a lot of vision due to the disease. The daughter asked if she was predisposed to developing glaucoma and was there anything she could do to prevent it. This led us to educate her on the various nuances […]

Adventists host free talk on anti-aging, longevity

Television pastor John Bradshaw of “It Is Written” and Thousand Oaks nutritionist Dr. John Westerdahl will give a presentation titled “Anti-Aging Secrets” at 12:45 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 at Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road. The two-hour program will discuss the scientific and practical lifestyle approaches to longevity and anti-aging. A complementary vegetarian luncheon featuring foods and […]

Club takes on child care at Oak Park



Club Oak Park is growing. Oak Park Unified School District’s before- and after-school program replaced a similar program provided by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District in July. Sara Ahl, director of the new program, presented a report to the board of education last month on how the extended care is faring six months after the switch took place. […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 11: Class of 2020 fundraiser/ main stage/7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12: 24-hour showcase/ main stage/7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14: Late-start day Tues., Jan. 15: Senior panoramic picture, info meeting/gym/8:45 a.m. Wed., Jan. 16: Jazz concert/main stage/7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17: Charger talks/ main stage/6 p.m. Theater inductions/G building/ 7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 11: Pep […]

Vocalists compete at a cappella fest

SING OUT—Unstrumental, the co-ed a cappella group at Calabasas High School, will defend their title at the L.A. A Cappella Festival on Feb. 8 to 10, competing against five college groups from across the country and Legacy, an L.A. area community group. They’ve also been nominated for Best High School Video in the 2019 A Cappella Video Awards for the […]


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