A time to heal

Kids cook in the kitchen

Chabad of the Conejo will host a CKids breakfast, prepared by Junior Chefs for children of all ages, at 10 a.m. Sun., Nov. 17 at the Chabad Center in Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St. The interactive experience will allow children to participate in cooking their own breakfast while learning skills and tips in the kitchen. Kids will use recipes and […]


Santa Paws comes to town

The Humane Society of Ventura County will host Santa Paws, an annual holiday family photo shoot, at two locations this month. The Ventura Beach Marriott will host the first Santa Paws event Sun., Nov. 17 at 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The second will take place Sun., Dec. 1 at the Humane Society shelter, 402 Bryant St., Ojai. Both events […]

3-legged pup finds furrever home

Pet of the week

A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS—For reasons that aren’t clear, right now the care center is inundated with German Shepherds. All are 5 years or younger and are ready to find their forever homes. Featured is Duke A5230373. Meet the German Shepherds at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los […]

Community shows it cares with scares

While the 2018 Woolsey fire wreaked havoc on the community, it also brought with it a silver lining of sorts. In the aftermath of the blaze, residents came together and developed a sense of camaraderie in the neighborhoods that were hit. Spirits were hard to break. After the fire destroyed the Calabasas home of Scott Zone, the Parkmor Road resident […]

Award-winning teacher supports her students

Self-portraits of students in Susan Levy’s second grade class hang above the whiteboard in her classroom. The portraits are expressive, with unique and identifiable features. The drawings display varying levels of artistic skill. All 22 portraits clearly portray unique individuals, which goes along with Levy’s own experience with her students. When asked what earned her the Teacher of the Year […]


Kids love to dance The Agoura High School Dance Team will present its inaugural Agoura’s World of Dance at 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 15 in the gym at 28545 Driver Ave. Duets, quartets and crews will compete for the audience’s vote. In addition, the AHS dance team will hold its inaugural Lightning Bolts kids’ dance clinic Sat., Nov. 9. Over […]

Where we stood and where we stand

COMMENTARY /// God and Borderline

A year ago this week, we stood on overpasses in solemn silence. As our first responders stood at attention, we watched the procession that took the body of Sgt. Ron Helus to Ventura. Earlier that morning, some of us stood in shock at the city’s teen center or the Survivor Assistance Center, trying to comprehend the horror of the night. […]

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