Entire eruv comes down

Protest brings an end to religious marker

The thin monofilament line that marked a Jewish religious boundary in Oak Park, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village is being removed entirely, officials said last week. Oak Park residents were the first to complain about the high wires crisscrossing the streets, saying they said didn’t know about the project until it was completed. There were concerns that the thin lines […]

Whale season in full swing

Braving uncharacteristically cold and windy conditions, Jeff and Wyatt James climbed aboard the 64foot catamaran Island Adventure on a recent Saturday morning. Along with about 40 other people, the father and son hoped to catch sight of the Pacific gray whales on their southern migration to the warm waters of Baja California. The peak season to watch the southbound grays […]

On slippery ground

FOUR ON THE FLOOR- Westlake Montessori student Gabrielle Boland, 4, tries roller skating for the first time with help from Oaks Christian School sophomore George Youmans, 15, during the Centennial Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles roller skating party fundraiser at the Thousand Oaks Roller Dome recently.

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Agoura Hills Burglars stole a computer monitor worth $379 from the back of a business on Agoura Road Jan. 25 Someone stole a $400 digital camera and accessories from a vehicle parked on Lewis Road on Jan. 19. A $325 window was shattered during the incident. A $500 canoe was stolen from the back of a home on South Lakeshore […]

Too much green

I read with interest the story that the LVUSD “is discussing installing . . . a synthetic playing surface onto the football fields at Agoura and Calabasas high schools.” The projected price of $1 million per field equates to $157 per square yard, pretty expensive carpet. At current interest rates, a deposit of $1 million would generate $50,000 in perpetuity […]

This Is A Spacious Cul-De-Sac Home

This 4-bedroom home on a cul-de-sac is spacious, has a three-car garage, large yard, smooth ceilings and newer windows, slider, furnace and air conditioning. The tile roof has been replaced; there is an indoor laundry, light walls and carpeting. For information on this home listed at $859,000, call Shirley Richards at (818) 519-0548.


+In last week’s letter to the editor, “What was she thinking?” author Sherry Ferber did not say, “. . . neighbor to neighbor we can contrive to educate the residents of our area to make wiser choices.” The word “contrive” should have been “continue.” +In last week’s article on “Apprentice” contestant turned American Cancer Society representative Stefanie Schaeffer, the wrong […]

Visit the age of dinosaurs

BIG FOOT- The Mountains Restoration Trust Youth Naturalist Program explores the world of dinosaurs with a guest speaker, a hike and crafts on Sat., Feb. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children 8 to 12 are welcome. Headwaters Corner is at 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. To register, call Susan Haugland at (818) 591-1701, ext. 181.

Family gives $112,000 to 3 schools

Gratitude for the high quality of education the Las Virgenes Unified School District provides has prompted a local family to donate $112,000 to three schools. “This is the largest single gift in the history of the schools,” Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring said at a recent school board meeting where Michael and Laura Gallop’s generosity was commended. The Gallops donated the […]

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Appreciate the Gift

Appreciate the Gift I am just now coming out of a week-long physical challenge dealing with a nasty little virus that snuck up on me and whacked me upside the head. The most startling part about this for me was I never, ever, get sick. So, for the better part of five days I busied my mind, going on a […]

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