Thanks for animal shelter donations

Over the past two weeks, my son has gone door-to-door around the neighborhoods in Agoura Hills to ask for donations in the form of old towels and blankets to help the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter. I write to laud my son’s efforts, but just as importantly, I write to thank all our friends and neighbors who have offered such strong […]

Westlake rower will paddle for UC San Diego

Westlake High senior Rachel Reynolds has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of California, San Diego for the sport of rowing. Before she began rowing a year and a half ago, Reynolds played soccer, volleyball, softball and was on the swim team. Her rowing team is California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey. Reynolds travels to the […]

Oak Park High grads host annual Turkey Bowl in tribute to lost friend

In 2002 Oak Park High School graduates Matt Koller and Monte McNair kicked off a Thanksgiving Day tradition with a Turkey Bowl flag football game. The pre-meal game became an annual community event with a focus on giving. Koller said the first game was just a way for old friends to reconnect. The inaugural Turkey Bowl featured two teams made […]

‘Nutcracker’ dancer hails from Calabasas

Calabasas resident Felicia Guzman will dance the role of the Snow Queen in the Creations Dance Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” for one night only at 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 Spring St., in downtown L.A. The cast includes Amara Baptist as Clara, Alberto Hernandez as the Nutcracker, Jesus M. Rodriguez as Uncle […]

Horn of plenty

Turkey—braised, brined, basted or tofu? Potatoes—sweet, mashed or mashed sweet potatoes? Cranberries— jellied, whole, canned or fresh? Dessert—pie, of course, but which one: apple, pumpkin, pecan, maybe cheesecake? It’s Thanksgiving and the possibilities are endless. Every year I spend hours flipping through magazines, cookbooks and my tattered old recipe box reading recipes and deciding if I’m going to keep tradition […]

Setting the record straight on local water pollution

Your Nov. 4 article “Lawsuit alleging pollution by cities dropped” mischaracterizes and confuses three separate lawsuits related to stormwater pollution in the Los Angeles region. Most importantly, two federal lawsuits filed to protect the public from bacterial contamination at Los Angeles area beaches are ongoing. The state court case heard by Judge Yaffe was initiated in 2009 by Los Angeles […]

3 AHS baseball players sign with colleges

It’s a triple play for the Agoura High baseball team. Shortstop Chad Clark and first baseman Rhet Montana have signed national letters of intent with Indiana University. Clark batted .469 during his junior season with the Chargers and was a first-team All- Marmonte League selection. According to head coach Mike Cordero, the 6-foot-4 Montana possesses raw power at the plate. […]

Oaks Christian student will play Cinderella in El Portal production

After a talent search that included about 780 girls, producers and celebrity judges chose an Oaks Christian High School sophomore to star in the upcoming modern musical “Cinderella” at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The hunt for Cinderella began in July at Westfield Shopping centers across Southern California and culminated with 30 finalists at an October callback. After […]

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Volunteers needed for earthquake research

The agency responsible for earthquake monitoring across the United States is looking for 35 volunteers in Southern California to host an earthquake sensor in their home. The device, about the size of a large shoebox, records strong ground motions and sends the measurements to the U.S. Geological Survey over the Internet. The data collected is available to assist with emergency […]

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