Agoura Hills wants more environmental awareness

Plans are underway to establish a committee for “environmental responsibility” in the city of Agoura Hills, according to Mayor Dan Kuperberg. Simple steps could reap big rewards, Kuperberg said. For example, switching out regular light bulbs for “greener” varieties would conserve energy and save the city money in the long run. “This committee will address the future and longterm environmental […]

Village Voices Chorale will sing in the holidays

The Village Voices Chorale will present a concert of holiday music at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 7 and 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 8 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre. The 70-voice chorale will sing Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs and holiday favorites. The show is directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine DeKlotz. Tickets are $18 […]

Chamber holiday mixers

•The Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 6 at Bank of America, 31111 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Admission is free. Call (818) 8893150 for information. •The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 6 at Hilton Garden […]


Agoura Hills Vandals caused $220 in damages to two mailboxes in the 28000 block of Balkins Drive Nov. 18. A thief stole three gold rings valued at $5,500 from a vehicle in the 28000 block of Canwood Street Nov. 16. Calabasas A thief stole a purse containing a passport, digital camera, cellphone, credit cards and $900 in cash from a […]

Rising rents are a sign of the times

Regarding your front page story, “Renter fed up with constant cost increases,” haven’t some of your readers asked for a raise from their boss? Haven’t all of us who own cars noticed gas pump prices? Has anyone noticed that all costs, including taxes and utilities, have gone up and up? Suppose you are trying to secure the future for your […]


• The name of Dr. Kathleen Ayl, founder of Grief Associates Pet Loss Support, was misspelled. • On the recent “Take Your Acorn on Vacation” page, the ThompsonMatumoto children were photographed at Ryonanji in Japan, not Tenryu-ji as stated.

Local band going to London to compete internationally

Teen rock bands around the globe may dream of fame and fortune, but one local group of boys has earned a chance to turn a fantasy into a reality when they compete in the Global Battle of the Bands in London on Dec. 4 to 6. JetStream, a rock band formed by four youths who met at the Paul Green […]

Sumac sponsors all-grade Sugar Sprint

Children run laps as a benefit

Students from every grade level at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills participated in a school fundraiser on Thurs., Nov. 1 on the school’s soccer field. The event’s goal was to raise money for the Sumac Parent Faculty Association that pays salaries for instructor specialists in music, computer, physical education and the school library. The special event was dubbed the […]

Hanukkah events announced

Chabad of the Conejo will present a number of events to celebrate Hanukkah. •Throughout the week leading up to Hanukkah, Chabad representatives will visit local Jewish schools and senior homes with olive press demonstrations. The workshop is a handson presentation of how olive oil, a symbol of the holiday, is made. •Chabad is sponsoring the “Marvelous Menorah Contest” for boy […]

Heschel West will cost the city

We have heard many arguments, both pro and con, with respect to the Heschel West Day School’s application for a conditional use permit. But what has not been emphasized enough is the fact that this project, located in the county of Los Angeles, will have its most significant financial impact on the city of Agoura Hills and its residents. If […]

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