They’re all Kings for a day

Wickman family opens new Agoura store

The Wickman family, which opened Reeds furniture store in Agoura Hills 10 years ago, began selling a separate line of upscale household furnishings July 1 at its new location on Roadside Drive across the 101 Freeway. Moving into the 31,000- square-foot building formerly occupied by Neuvie, the new Wickman store will sell items higher on the price scale than Reeds. […]

Comic hopes to hit high note at upcoming Kiwanis fundraiser

Grant Baciocco is a self-confessed dork. In some lines of work, that might be considered a handicap. For someone who patterns himself after Weird Al Yankovic and Dr. Demento, it’s an asset. The 36-year-old Burbank resident fell in love with comedy music while listening to Dr. Demento’s long-running radio show in the 1980s. A decade later, not long after he […]

Rabbi named among most influential

“The Sisterhood,” the women’s issues blog of the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper, recently compiled a list of the 50 most influential women rabbis in America and included Rebecca Dubowe of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. After being ordained in 1993 from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Reform, Dubowe became the nation’s first deaf female rabbi. “I was truly […]

Do neighbors expect too much?

So, let’s see. The neighborhood is up in arms about the student parking in front of their homes and driveways—tow them once, it won’t happen again. Other neighbors are in a tizzy about Chabad parking here, there, or just about anywhere and the community is getting twitchy about garage sale signs. Kinda makes you wonder what “neighbors,” “neighborhood” and “community” […]

Fusion fired up for soccer playoffs

The Ventura County Fusion barely made the playoffs last season but still won a national championship. This year, the soccer squad won its first-ever division title. Its reward: A road game in Washington to open the postseason. Nobody said defending a title was easy. The Fusion, who clinched the Southwest Division crown in the team’s fourth year of existence, will […]

Hall of Fame sounds good

Isaac Sadigursky was named to the Piano Technicians Guild Hall of Fame at the guild’s annual convention last month in Las Vegas. Sadigursky has tuned, repaired and rebuilt pianos since 1974. He learned his skills at a music conservatory in his native Russia. This year’s Hall of Fame highlighted “American Dream” success stories. Sadigursky, a registered piano technician, lives in […]

Outdoor chess games—Remember when?

Rummage sale at Conejo Valley Unitarian Fellowship

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a rummage sale with bargains and some vintage collectibles from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., July 31 at the fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park in the Songbird Office Park. Proceeds will benefit the fellowship. For more information, call (805) 469-0529.

It’s a bank job

When lining up at occupied Bank of America drive-through ATMs in Agoura Hills, do you (A) wait for the first car to leave, (B) pick a lane and hope the incumbent user is not doing their annual taxes at that ATM, or (C) lean on your horn and/or get out of your car and verbally abuse the driver in front […]