Story was too close for comfort

As a former Realtor for many years in the Agoura area, I was always interested in the zoning that Art Wizzin got on his property on Ladyface Mountain. Art planned a commercial use of the mountain and a tram taking people up one side and down the back. At the time, some said there was to be an eating establishment. […]

Second Chance Prom to help community

The Second Chance Prom at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks this Saturday will give guests a chance to relive prom night while a youth group raises funds for a cause. Lee Renaud, a volunteer service coordinator for teens at St. Max, said the teen group will use the money raised from the prom to pay for a […]

Applicants sought for architectural review panel

The city of Calabasas is seeking applicants for four open positions on the city’s Architectural Review Panel.  As a standing committee appointed by the members of the city’s planning commission, the panel reviews pending development projects in the city and provides architectural design criticism and feedback to property owners and developers to promote quality urban design.  The positions on the […]

Agoura team captures the crown

New CIF polls favor Oaks

The latest CIF-Southern Section boys’ tennis poll is out, and Viewpoint is ranked No. 1 in Division 4. Oaks Christian’s boys’ are third in Division 3 tennis. In boys’ volleyball, defending section champion Westlake remains the top team in Division 2. Oak Park, meanwhile, is ranked second in Division 3, followed by Oaks Christian at No. 5. The Eagles beat […]

Fooled again

Ooohh, you got me good! According to your April Fool’s Day story, Ladyface Mountain would have gone the way of the Black Hills with the stone faces desecrating those beautiful hills. Later, I saw where they now are carving an Indian on a horse. Agh!! I would have donated to the dynamite or dynamited the sculpture myself. Thanks for the […]

Financial health of a church impacts its vitality

A new study on congregational health by Hartford Seminary shows greater spiritual vitality exists in financially healthy congregations. Conversely, the worse the financial health of a congregation, the more likely it is to experience conflict. Thus, money matters in congregational vitality and such matters were getting worse for American congregations even before the recession hit. This is just one of […]

Young swimmers excel at big meet

Julia Farfan, 14, and 16-yearold twins Allison Morales and Adria Morales excelled at the recent JUDEME Games (Juegos Deportivos De Los Mexicanos En El Exterior) in Belmont Plaza, Long Beach on April 3. All three swimmers are members of Class Aquatics in Westlake Village and are coached by Steve Reardon. Julia Farfan won five gold medals in the 100-yard backstroke, […]

Kids 4 Kids Carnival on Sunday provides fun, supports nonprofits

Jr. Variety will host its annual Kids 4 Kids Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 18 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. Admission is free. Jr. Variety of Southern California is a charity run by young people to help children in need. The Jr. Variety board is made up of high school teenagers from […]

Talented Westlake shoots to the top of Marmonte standings

Boys’ golf update

Carl Spackler of “Caddyshack” lore never won at Augusta, put on the green jacket or shared a whisper with Jim Nantz. He settled for attempting, rather haphazardly, to eradicate varmints at Bushwood, a dump. But local youngsters work toward that dream every day—making it to Augusta, not chasing rodents for a living. The Westlake High boys’ golf team continues to […]