This holiday, they’re thankful for the things they have

NOT EVERYBODY’S SO LUCKY—Students attend a candlelight vigil on the campus of Agoura High School hosted by the End World Wide Genocide Club, a campus group that tries to raise awareness about genocide in Sudan. The word “One” was spelled out in candles to demonstrate solidarity with the young people abroad. The event also included a documentary screening and a […]

Book Cellar named ‘best’ by L.A. Weekly

The Book Cellar, a used book store in the basement of the Agoura Hills Library, is no longer the community’s best kept secret. Recently named L.A. Weekly’s “Best Literary Mine” in the publication’s “Best of L.A. 2008” edition, the nonprofit book reseller now attracts customers from throughout the Southland, bibliophiles who are making the trek to the local store to […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $900 in damages to a vehicle parked in the 5800 block of Capehorn Drive Nov. 9. A man reported that he had been shot in the leg with a BB gun in the 5900 block of Carell Avenue Nov. 8. The victim was jogging on the sidewalk when he noticed a white Mercedes with tinted […]

Economic history is doomed to repeat itself

Secretary of the Treasury, Henry M. Paulson, Jr., spoke at the Ronald Reagan Library on Thurs., Nov. 20 and is quoted as having said that one cause of our current financial crisis is “outdated U.S. and global financial regulatory systems.” This is an ironic coverup of facts given the venue. The dismantling of regulations put in place following the 1929 […]

City buys Reyes Adobe open space

Parcel belonged to school district

The rolling hills, creek bed and ancient oak trees in a secluded area at the end of Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills was declared permanent open space at a Nov. 21 ribbon-cutting on the 18.3-acre parcel. The land was left vacant by the Las Virgenes Unified School District after the construction of the new Yerba Buena Elementary School. After […]

Local Business Briefs

They’re making beautiful music The Beauty Collection Store will host a fundraiser for the Southern California Piano Conservatory Foundation from Fri., Dec. 5 through Sun., Dec. 7 at the store, 4732 Commons Way, Calabasas. The Southern California Piano Conservatory Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the love of music in the community. For more information, call (818) 225-9424. […]

Case closed against band of identity thieves

Nine people have been convicted for taking part in a check washing scheme earlier this year in Agoura Hills. According to Sgt. Jim Royal of the Lost Hills Sheriffs Department, the local men and women were charged with identity theft, mail theft, forgery and fraud, and received a cumulative sentence of more than 10 years in state or county jail. […]

City stuck in a sewer squabble

In the name of being “environmentally conscious,” the city of Calabasas has targeted 100 homes currently on septic systems. Calabasas has proposed an unnecessary and extraordinarily harsh Ordinance to monitor OWTS (on-site waste treatment systems) that will result in thousands of dollars in costs to these few homeowners. When they first introduced it, officials promised to mirror the ordinance adopted […]

Youngest Schindler survivor speaks to Westlake audience

The youngest survivor of the Schindler Jews spoke at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza last week. Leon Leyson of Orange County described how he survived World War II thanks to businessman Oskar Schindler, whose story was told in the 1993 Academy Award winning film, “Schindler’s List.” Leyson’s talk was hosted by the Conejo Jewish Academy. Schindler risked his life to save […]


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