New people take posts with LVUSD

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has announced the hiring of David Jackson and Janine Jellander as assistant principals at Agoura High School, and the appointment of Teresa Shiner as the district’s director of classified personnel. Jackson has more than 20 years of service in public education. Before moving on to administrative positions, he was a teacher at both the […]

Rare chemical a problem for some people

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. This may be a result of a weakened immune system due to chemotherapy treatment, organ transplants, HIV/AIDS, or other immune system disorders. Some elderly people and infants also can be at high risk. For people who are immuno-compromised, one contaminant of particular concern is Cryptosporidium. […]


Agoura Sheep fencing valued at $150 was damaged after vandalism in the 29300 block of Craggs Drive. The victim said similar incidents have been an ongoing problem. Agoura Hills The glass door to a business in the 5300 block of Derry Avenue had $200 damage and computer equipment and a phone were stolen ($470 loss). The break-in occurred the night […]

Councilman tried to sue residents for exercising their rights

Councilman tried to sue residents for exercising their rights Dan Kuperberg did not oppose the Home Depot in Agoura Hills. We know because we were part of the core group of local citizens who introduced and supported Measure H that succeeded in blocking the Home Depot project. Kuperberg was a strong supporter of the project; his name was prominent in […]

Body is found––no evidence of foul play

Body is found––no evidence of foul play A 40-year-old man whose partially decomposed body was found June 7 in Agoura Hills died from apparent natural causes, authorities said. Scott Reid Hud of Agoura Hills was found in the backseat of an automobile parked at 28853 Roadside Drive. "There appear to be no signs of foul play or trauma at this […]

People need more cardiovascular workouts

Healthcare professionals should prescribe physical activity to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in the June 24 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "A lot of emphasis has been placed on physical activity for the prevention of cardiovascular disease risk factors, which remains an important focus. "However, prescribing […]

Words of


Words of By Dr. Jon Wilson Playing by the Rules? In my early exposure to Christianity, I was taught that to be a "true Christian" I had to live according to a list of rules which, I was told, would "set me apart from the world." Christianity primarily consisted of a bunch of rules—dos and don’ts. Christians don’t dance, smoke […]

Harrison isn’t always accurate

Harrison isn’t always accurate Again, Councilman Michael Harrison has it wrong. He stated at the June 18 Calabasas council meeting that an additional $50,000 was wasted on having to "redo" a second round application to the Office of Library Construction and Renovation Board (OLC) for a library grant, as the initial application "wasn’t done properly." In fact, the actual amount […]

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