High heat takes toll

Homes hit by power outages

Lightning bolts above and blown transformers below, electricity exerted its special power over local neighborhoods last weekend. The strain on Southern California Edison’s electrical grid led to scattered power blackouts in neighborhoods throughout Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Simi Valley. Soaring temperatures combined with high humidity levels placed an unforgiving strain on the Southland’s energy capacity as […]

Japanese American film fair focuses on WWII experience

The Ventura County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League will show two award-winning films from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5 at the Rockwell Scientific Center auditorium, 1049 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. The first film is “Visas and Virtues,” the story of Japanese Consul General Chiune Sugihara who saved the lives of thousands of Jews in Lith-uania […]

Networking events

+The next Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce mixer is 5:30 p.m. today, July 27 at City National Bank, 2655 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. Food, door prizes and the opportunity to make new business contacts will be offered. +The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is hosting a BusinessBuilder workshop today at 11:30 a.m. on the topic: “How to Create […]

Even ducks value a good education

LITTLE QUAKERS-Linda Noe, a substitute teacher for Oak Park Unified School District, snapped this photo of a mother duck and her 10 hatchlings visiting the Medea Creek Middle School lunch grounds. Noe said the duck is a Medea Creek “alumna” returning to her “old waddling grounds.” We wonder if she’s back to enroll her young brood for fall classes.

Actions not normal

I am writing this in response the Ms. Hart’s letter of July 13. Receiving a party invitation stating that “no gifts under $50 are acceptable” would be offensive to me under any celebratory circumstance: graduation, retirement, birthday, communion or as she stated, bar mitzvah. This request for expensive gifts is by no means a custom or religious practice of Jewish […]


Tricia Onsgard

Tricia Onsgard has been recognized for being in the top 1 percent of Coldwell Banker agents in Southern California. She already has sold more than $20 million in properties as of July. In 2003, Onsgard was No. 17 in the Northwest region for selling 78 homes. She sold more than 50 homes in 1997 and again in 1998 through 2005. […]

The dog days of summer continue

HOT DOG-Debbie Helms, owner of Debbie’s Dog Grooming of Westlake Village, shares her ice cream with pal Bogey, a 16-month-old Labradoodle at The Promenade in Westlake Village on Monday. Area residents have found various creative ways to beat the heat during the week of sweltering temperatures. The forecast calls for some relief, but not much.

Westlake Yacht Club weekend fundraiser supports area charities

The Westlake Yacht Club will host a weekend devoted to benefiting area charities on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 5 and 6 at The Landing on Westlake Lake, near the yacht club at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. On Saturday sailors will participate in the 13th annual Sail-a-Thon for charity. A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. and […]

Teradyne gives local scholarship

Michael Watts of Oak Park received a $5,000 scholarship in honor of Teradyne Inc. cofounder, Peter Hashem. Watts is the son of Leah and David Watts and will be majoring in physics at UC Berkeley. Teradyne, an electronics testing equipment company in Agoura Hills, established the scholarship to remember Hashem, who was a victim of the terrorist attacks of Sept. […]

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