Longtime AYSO volunteer to step down from top spot

Overseeing the soccer season for 2,600 local athletes, 285 coaches, 900 volunteers and 32 board members is like being the CEO of a large company, says Tony Donadio, commissioner for the American Youth Soccer Organization Region 4, encompassing Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park and Westlake Village. Donadio is resigning after serving nearly five years in the top role. The Westlake […]

Medicare offers free wheelchairs

Medicare recipients may be eligible to receive a power wheelchair or scooter paid for with the assistance of Medicare, if they suffer from such conditions as respiratory disorders, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and have a mobility limitation and difficulty in propelling a standard wheelchair. People with conditions that prevent them from functioning within their home and are covered by Medicare Part […]

Pet of the Week

Time to clean up the neighborhood

This is in response to Norm Pangracs letter of Dec. 6. I think it is great that you are rolling up your sleeves and picking up litter to help beautify our community. However, I find it highly objectionable that you are encouraging people to break the law. You wrote that you thought it would be a “good idea if potential […]

Ruth Rose

Ruth Rose of White House Properties Westlake Village has been awarded No. 1 top sales and listing agent for the month of November by owner/broker Marty Williams. Rose has just sold three of her listings in less than two weeks each. She has been awarded top sales agent year after year since 1979. She has been a member of the […]

Woman earns GED at 82

As a present to her nine grandchildren, Pat Atkins documented her life and family history in nine beautifully decorated scrapbooks. But during the thorough accounting of her life’s journey in the memory books, Atkins couldn’t shake the knowledge that a page was missing. So at 82, she remedied what had troubled her for decades and earned her high school diploma […]


THURS., DEC. 20 Bonsai Potluck Conejo Valley Bonsai Society hosts annual potluck holiday gathering, 7:30 p.m., Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. (805) 374-9668. GABfest Los Angeles Public Library, Platt Branch, hosts second annual Holiday GABfest, 4 p.m., 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Platt GAB volunteers read favorite holiday stories. Holiday refreshments, take home a gift. Free for […]

Faith-based books make great last-minute holiday gifts

Who said a Christmas gift can’t be food for the soul? Several new books on the market are well worth consideration. •”Mary and Her Miracle: The Christmas Story Retold” from Church Publishing, Inc., by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, illustrations by Dianne Robbins, hardcover, c. 2007, $18. For an ordinary girl named Mary, living in an ordinary family in a dusty first-century […]

Agoura task force good idea, but . . .

The Agoura Hills City Council task force is an excellent idea to “improve the business climate in the city.” An immediate first and easy step towards that goal would be to encourage business owners and council members to shop Agoura Hills. I have had interactions with two of the individuals mentioned in your article of Dec. 6 who chose to […]

High In The Hills

This new custom-built home is in the hills above Ventu Park. The home features granite counter tops, custom cabinets, professional-type appliances, view balconies, large master bedroom and high ceilings. For more information on this property listed at a reduced price of $899,900, call the Reznick Group at (805) 418-2555.