Concert finale in Agoura Hills

PERFECT PITCH-Above, from left, Dan Jordan, Jim Campbell, Phil Gold and Tim Reeder, “The Perfect Gentlemen,” strike up a tune during their concert last Sunday at Chumash Park, the last of the summer season. The a cappella group provided a blend of harmony and humor reminiscent of vaudeville. Far left, Valerie Plaisance of Woodland Hills and Bradley Bobbs of Calabasas […]

Malibu’s contaminated beaches are among the riskiest, report says

With millions of people flocking to Southern California beaches to cool off during the recent record heat wave, Los Angeles-based environmental organization Heal the Bay has released a list of the beaches that violated federal standards recently and potentially pose a health risk to beachgoers during upcoming visits. Will Rogers, Cabrillo and Topanga are among the popular beaches that showed […]

Agoura race mechanic travels the globe

WORLD STAGE- Agoura High School graduate Mark Elder stands at left next to motorcycle rider Loris Capirossi during a break in the the recent Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix race weekend at Laguna Seca. Capirossi’s No. 65 Ducati, below, right rear, came in eighth. American Nicky Hayden won the race on his No. 69 Honda. Elder, who is Capirossi’s longtime […]

Monk to speak at Catholic women’s brunch

Brother Oliver Bagnoud will be the guest speaker at the Magnificat Ministry to Catholic Women (West San Fernando Valley Chapter) brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 24 at the Porter Valley Country Club, Porter Valley Drive, Northridge. According to event organizers, Bagnoud will discuss his prior involvement in the New Age movement and how he went to […]

Youth group stages ‘The Mikado’

Curtain Call Youth Theatre in association with the Camarillo Community Theatre will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta/ musical “The Mikado,” from Fri. to Sun., Aug. 18 to 20, at the theatre, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo (inside the airport). Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $10. For […]

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Residents shocked over high electric bills

Another rate hike is due

Larry Bronner’s electric bill for July came in higher than some people’s monthly mortgage payment. The news was shocking. Bronner, who lives with three other people in a 5,000-squarefoot Agoura Hills home, said he paid $1,896 to keep his household temperature at 80 degrees during July’s heat wave. He said the recent Southern California Edison Co. rate hikes are partly […]

L.A. County West Nile threat limited

By the end of July, about the middle of mosquito season, Los Angeles County had not reported a single human case of West Nile virus. The county Department of Public Health, however, has identified West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in the county. Ventura, Orange and San Diego counties have all found virus-infected birds. West Nile virus is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. […]

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When Charlie Wegher went to Cal State Northridge in 1983, he envisioned a career in television and filmmaking. Wegher didn’t follow through on that dream, but he’s still playing a leading role as Agoura High School’s head football coach. While studying at CSUN, Wegher started his career in football as the head coach of the freshman team at Westlake High. […]

Temple prepares for High Holy Days

Temple Beth Haverim will be presenting three sessions, “The month of Elul: Beginning Our Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days,” at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 23 and 30 and at 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 27. The public is invited. Rabbi Gershon Johnson and Cantor Kenny Ellis will present a community-wide program ushering in the month of Elul, which immediately […]