100 years of Dr. Seuss

100 years of Dr. Seuss

Local handymen turn a home into mobster speakeasy


Have you ever imagined turning your home into a Vegas house, a retro house or even a Jurassic house? How about a mobster house? A reality show on the Discovery Channel turns that dream into the real thing. Agoura Hills handymen Bill Parisi, 53, and his son, BJ, 25, took part in a "Monster House" reality television episode where they […]

Plant sale will be Saturday

Soka University’s Botanical Research Center and Nursery will host its semi-annual plant sale from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sat., March 13 on the Soka campus, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Proceeds from the sale of more than 70 species of Santa Monica Mountain natives will be used to update the Center’s propagation facilities and supplies. The plant sale will feature […]

Student achievement examined, testing shortcomings revealed


Student achievement was examined in depth at a recent Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) board meeting, but the report may have revealed more about the tests than the takers. LVUSD Assistant Superintendent of Education Joseph Nardo compiled an 84-page report that analyzed the 2002/2003 STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) results for elementary, middle and high schools in the district. […]

Championship game

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"Hidalgo" Directed by: Joe Johnston Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard and Omar Sharif Rated: PG-13 (for some violent sword- and gun-play and mild sexual innuendo) Running time: 136 minutes Best suited for: adventure (epic lite) addicts, cowboy and equestrian fans, the Mortensen moonstruck Least suited for: sand and sword purists ("Lawrence of Arabia" this one isn’t) or Western […]

Council looks again at Calabasas Civic Center


The city of Calabasas took the next step last week toward constructing the city’s civic center. The city council discussed the conceptual site plan and is trying to get the project moving forward because the city doesn’t want to jeopardize a $8.2 million state grant to build the library, which is part of the project. Calabasas currently leases city hall […]

Girl Scouts celebrate 97 years

Mascot cat dies at shelter

A beloved cat named Yogi, who kept other stray cats company while they waited for a new home at the Agoura Animal Shelter, died recently, apparently from kidney failure. The black and white Manx had lived at the shelter for many years, but not because he wasn’t sought as a pet. In fact, the opposite was true with Yogi. According […]

Local students to jazz it up on Wednesday

The Lindero Canyon Middle School (LCMS) Music Department will present "Jazz Nite" at 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 17 in the Steven Capretta Memorial Gymnasium on the school campus at 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Both the LCMS Jazz Band "A" and the premier Jazz Ensemble from Agoura High School (AHS) will be featured in the concert. Concert proceeds will benefit […]