Important Christmas tree safety tips offered

Christmas trees add a special touch to the holiday season, but they also can be a fire hazard. The Ventura County Fire Department would like to provide residents with safety tips on how to prevent these fires to help promote holiday safety. Keeping the holidays safe from fire is an important responsibility for every family. These simple steps can help […]

Helping ‘insure’ a happy holiday season

LCMS presents winter concert series

LCMS presents winter concert series The Lindero Canyon Middle School (LCMS) Music Department will present its annual Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Wed., Thurs., Dec. 17 to 19, in the Steven Capretta Memorial Gymnasium on the campus at 5844 N. Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Cougar Chorus, Concert Choir and String Orchestra will perform the first evening. In addition, two […]

Service to include


Senior Pastor Rob Calderhead will give the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sun., Dec. 15 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Associate pastor Stephen Hansted Meadors will give the message at the casual service that meets at 8 a.m. in Alton Hall. Communion will be served. Special music will be presented at each […]

Don’t blame anti-Semitism for the outcry against the school

Don’t blame anti-Semitism for the outcry against the school Gary H. Mason asks the question, "If the proposed school was a Christian school, would the residents of Old Agoura be taking the same aggressive stand they are taking with a Jewish school? If the Soka University were a Christian or Catholic University, would the same scrutiny and attacks have also […]

113th annual Rose Parade tickets now available

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has tickets to the 113th Annual Rose Parade. Tickets are $70 per person and include bus transportation and reserved bleacher seating at 1350 E. Colorado Blvd. The bus departs the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., on Wed., Jan. 1, at 6:15 a.m. and returns at about 2 p.m. […]

Still time to get a flu shot

You can—and should—get your flu shot before the flu season strikes. There’s plenty of flu vaccine available and lots of time to be immunized before influenza raises its ugly head in January, stresses the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA). "We urge each of you and your family members to see a health care provider or public health department about […]

Agoura has senior leadership in wrestling

Acorn Sports Writer

The Agoura wrestling team opened the season with a 59-8 win over Channel Islands last Thursday night in a match at Agoura High School. Charger coach Dennis Ritterbush, now in his 25th season, is hopeful that this will be a successful campaign after a season of struggle last year when Agoura lacked a full lineup. "Last year I actually felt […]

Photo contest to profile Jewish life

Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries is sponsoring a photo contest with the theme of "Jewish Visions" that is intended to pay tribute to the many facets of Jewish life. Open to amateur photographers only, the contest will award cash prizes and all entries will be displayed in a special exhibit at Mount Sinai-Simi Valley from Jan. 19 through Feb. […]

Please stick to reason and facts

Gary H. Mason’s letter of Nov. 28 exemplifies a disturbing trend in public discourse: playing the "race" or the "religious" card instead of debating an issue on the basis of reason and facts. Mason’s suggestion that opponents of the Heschel West Jewish School project are motivated by a desire to "keep the Jews out" ignores the facts of the case […]

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