Agoura Hills lucky again

Two months later and just a few miles from the place where an $11-million dollar SuperLOTTO Plus ticket was purchased, the California Lottery has struck again. This time, someone who purchased a Fantasy 5 ticket in Agoura Hills hit a prize of $186,389. The grand prize ticket was purchased Oct. 23 from the USA gas station at 5000 Kanan Road […]

Hyatt renovation underway

Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks recently began a $1.2million renovation of the hotel’s meeting space, VIP suites, lobby and front desk. The renovation will be completed by January 2009. The renovation compliments the recent $4.5 million invested to completely revamp all of the 262 guest rooms and corridors, bathrooms, suites and the Grand Plaza Ballroom. The lobby will be […]

Point Mugu Surf Contest goes bonkers

Agoura brothers take top two spots in junior men's division

For many it was an eyeopener, the opportunity to visit the notsosecret but difficulttoaccess beach at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. For others it was the chance to surf one of the best breaks in California on a day that ended up being nearly flawless—clear blue sky, south swell in the water and winds from the north grooming the […]

Brandon’s Buddies to meet Saturday at Gates Canyon Park

The Kiwanis of CalabasasAgoura will sponsor a play date at Brandon’s Village, a universally accessible playground at Gates Canyon Park, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 1. The park is at 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. The event is part of Brandon’s Buddies, a free monthly kids club for children of all abilities. The play date will include […]

Biased teacher

My freshman at Agoura High has been inundated by his teacher’s political views since the beginning of this school year. Yesterday, one of his teachers took a public vote and my son was one of only two who raised their hands in favor of McCain. This followed an anti-Bush rant by this same teacher. My sixth-grader at Medea Creek has […]

Features A Wrap Around Porch

This Old Agoura home was completed in 2003 and has a wrap around porch with views of Lady Face Mountain. The house is just off the 101 freeway half way between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and a short drive to Malibu. It has wood floors, high baseboards, oversized crown moldings, solid core doors, high ceilings and a generous use […]

Sheila Kuehl’s Senate seat draws challenge

Three candidates are on the Nov. 4 ballot to replace state Sen. Sheila Kuehl in the California Senate’s 23rd District. Kuehl (DSanta Monica) served as state senator for eight years, the term limit for the position. Democrat Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills, Republican Rick Montaine of Winnetka and Libertarian Colin Goldman of Sherman Oaks are competing for the open seat. […]

Remodeler wins top award

Bob Sturgeon of Westside Remodeling was recently awarded the Most Valuable Player award for the second time from the Remodelers Advantage Roundtables, an industry think tank for top remodelers. Fifteen remodeling executives from across the nation met to provide advice on how they can continually improve the services and products of their companies. The award was based on Sturgeon’s participation […]

Mt. SAC preps cross country teams for Ventura County Championships

Many local cross country runners hope to post their best times of the season Friday at the Ventura County Championships at Lake Casitas in Ojai. For many schools, there was no better warm-up than last Saturday’s Mount San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational. La Reina, ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division IV coaches’ poll, finished first in the […]

Guide to Halloween ’08

Maybe you’re a youthful trickor-treater seeking insight on how to collect large quantities of candy this Halloween. Maybe you’re a concerned mother hoping to ensure that your little Halloween candy hunters are safe. Or maybe you’re a justice-seeking father who doesn’t want to see his kid lose another costume contest to someone dressed as a strip of sod. Regardless of […]