2009-07-30

‘We’re number 41,’ Agoura Hills says



Despite the spotty data that were used, the city of Agoura Hills said it welcomed being ranked number 41 among the top 100 safest cities in the United States by NeighborhoodScout, a relocation and real estate website. Some of the methods used to determine safe cities versus crime-ridden municipalities were considered suspect by Mike Madrid, a member of the League […]

Diamonds sparkle this season



Scholarship fund extends deadline



The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund has extended its application deadline to Fri., Aug. 14. Applicants must be the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed or permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is classified as a Prisoner of War or Missing in […]

Church to screen family flick



Church in the Canyon in Calabasas will host the second annual Community Movie in the Park from 6 to 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 1 at the church campus, 4235 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The event is free and open to the public. The program will include hot dogs, sodas, popcorn, water slide and jumpers. Children may bring towels and bathing […]

Scary tale about horrific spending



The “un-dead,” also known as vampires, remain animated only by sucking the blood of innocent victims. Our government confiscates our money in the form of taxes and similarly keeps banks that have died artificially alive, and they in turn suck our blood by taking our homes in foreclosure. Given that these banks would not exist without our tax dollars, ask […]

Plans are in the making to widen Reyes Adobe overpass



NEW LOOK–A rendering provided by the city of Agoura Hills shows what the Reyes Adobe overpass will look like when a proposed widening project at the decades-old bridge is completed in late 2010. The current two-lane bridge is narrow, dangerous and a problem for traffic, city officials said. A public workshop is set for Aug. 18 at Agoura City Hall. […]

Special guests highlight library summer reading program

Adult book club also meets

The Calabasas Library’s Summer Reading Program runs through Aug. 16. Two Wednesday events are left for children in the program. •Budhi Harlow will play West African-style pulse drumming at 4 p.m. Aug. 5. •Tony Daniels will present his comical magic show at 4 p.m. Aug. 12. •For preschool-age children, the SqueeGees will perform at 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 7. •The […]

Young scholar chosen for COSMOS program

Agoura High student one of 26 selected statewide

Cooper Rodgers was selected to participate in the University of California COSMOS program this summer, a residential academic experience for talented high school math and science students. COSMOS strives to challenge the minds of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in an intensive academic experience lead by distinguished educators and […]

Faith and food: The Eat Well Tour



June 12 began a six-week road trip for a young couple who had loaded up their Volkswagen diesel and set out to talk with faith communities across North America about the connection between their spiritual beliefs and the food they eat. Why faith and food? Rob and Kristen Vander Giessen-Reitsma, co-founders of the nonprofit organization Culture Is Not Optional (CINO), […]

Westlake correct in opposing medical marijuana clinic



The U.S. Attorney General’s office recently said it would not prosecute medical marijuana users in states where pot clinics are permitted, but that doesn’t give the dispensaries carte blanche to sell weed to whomever they like. Some clinics are abusing the law by selling dope to unqualified buyers. These rogue operations are a downer. Medical marijuana has a rightful place […]


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