Learn about the digeridoo

Agoura Hills resident, photographer and musician William Thoren will present a lecture on “The Mystical Didgeridoo” at Clickers & Flickers’ photography networking dinner from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tues., June 30 at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank.Reservations are required. Call (626) 794-7447. See www.ClickersAndFlickers.com.

Keep your property tax bill in line

Acknowledging the precipitous decline in real estate values over the past 18 months, the county assessor has tried to give homeowners a much-needed break on their property taxes by adjusting payments downward. But some parcels, even after being appealed by their owners, remain inaccurately assessed. The disparity between market value and assessed value can be a hardship on the homeowner, […]

Ramp metering comes to the 101

The California Department of Transportation has activated onramp meters on the southbound 101/Ventura Freeway between Rancho Road in Thousand Oaks and Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The meters are active Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All meters, except two, allow for one vehicle to move per green light. […]

Foundation offers summer camp for cancer patients

When Christopher Roos describes losing one of his closest friends to cancer more than a decade ago, he sounds both grateful and heartbroken. As his friend Jodi slipped away, many family members and friends struggled to spend meaningful moments with her, despite the fact that her coherence was fading away. “The same week she died, I helped my roommate, who […]

Heart association seeks funds

The American Heart Association, Tri-County Division has announced it will finish the fiscal year having raised more funds to fight heart disease and stroke that in the previous year. The division is still $60,000, the amount necessary to fund a research scientist, short of its 2008-09 income goal. “These researchers are responsible for many of the scientific discoveries that enable […]

Former Coyote standout drafted by White Sox

Yallen likely to forgo pro ball, attend college

Don’t blink or Jordan Yallen might be gone. The Calabasas resident is the first student-athlete from Golden Valley High at Santa Clarita to be selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, getting picked earlier this month by the Chicago White Sox in the 47th round. Yallen, who considers his speed his greatest skill on the diamond, isn’t sure […]

Benefit concert at Sagebrush

Get Together Foundation will host a benefit concert featuring bands Pacific, JetStream and Say I’m Sick at 6 p.m. Fri., July 3 at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road in Calabasas. For information, call (818) 993-3880.


Agoura balances $32-million budget

Despite the weak economy, the city of Agoura Hills adopted a balanced budget, saving all community services, retaining a multi-million-dollar reserve and continuing its community grant program. City officials presented details of the $32-million budget on June 10. Although revenue to the city has dropped to $11.8 million, the lowest level since the 2005-2006 fiscal year, and expenditures match revenue […]

Small players score big victory

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