Community mourns loss of Ann Dorgelo

Ann Dorgelo, a dedicated community servant and board member with the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District for over two decades, passed away at her Agoura Hills home Nov. 17, just two weeks after announcing her retirement. Memorial services were last Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village. “The end was very quick,” said Kathrin Smith, Dorgelo’s daughter. “My mother […]

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Self-hypnosis, visualization can be used to control weight

The city of Agoura Hills announces certified hypno-therapist John Hodak will teach a new session of “Mental Management Training for Weight Control” from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 1 through 15, at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. The cost is $25 plus a $15 materials fee. Participants will learn to take control of unhealthy habits and turn them into […]

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WHS Choir to perform

Westlake High School’s vocal ensemble and women’s choral will open for Judy Collins from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The school’s choirs will then serve as the singer’s backup choir during her performance. For information, call choir director Alan Rose at (805) 4976711, ext. 2111. For ticket […]

Defending SUVs

In his Nov. 10 letter “what about SUV pollution?” William Matthews unfairly characterizes these vehicles as “uber-polluters.” According to the Environmental Protection Agency, many SUVs spew less pollution per mile than small sedans. The “gigantic Escalade” singled out by Mr. Matthews has an EPA air pollution score of 3 on a scale where 10 is the best, beating the much […]

Tranquil Setting in Old Agoura

In a tranquil setting in Old Agoura, this custom ranch has three bedrooms, office and two bathrooms. Outside is a circular driveway and old fashioned covered porch. Inside is an old world bull nosed granite kitchen, family room with brick fireplace, great room. The area is zoned for horses. The park-like grounds include arbors workshop, gazebo, mature trees and mountain […]

Oak View graduate starts her own company

Nicole Bunch knows the importance of the right fit. For nearly a decade, the 26year-old Oak Park resident has continued to make everyday alterations to ensure that her life, much like a pair of her designer jeans, fits just right. The moves look like they have paid off for the young entrepreneur. Bunch recently launched her own apparel company, RawState […]

Senior activities planned

The city of Agoura Hills is accepting applications for the 2006 Senior Advisory Committee. This committee is open to adults age 50 and above interested in becoming involved with the Agoura Hills Senior Recreation Program, to assist with program development and to assist with city-sponsored special events. Also, committee members discuss issues that affect local seniors. The committee is scheduled […]

Diabetics urged to have annual eye exam

Disease can cause retinopathy

About 13 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and an additional 5.2 million have the disease and don’t know it. Diabetes can cause a number of health complications, such as heardisease, kidney failure and sightthreatening eye diseases, which often have no early warning signsDiabetic retinopathy is the most common form of diabetic eye disease. It is a complication that […]

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