Young gun

Third-grader from Agoura is making waves from here to Hawaii

The waves were blown out and weak, so the towheaded grommet with a ton of surfing talent took his time climbing out of the car. Ninety-five percent of the time he’s pumped to paddle out, but Sebastian Mendes, a third-grader at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills, was in no hurry to grab one of the new sponsor-laden, pearl-white […]

Leaf blowers, 30th birthday discussed in Westlake

Westlake Village officials are considering a proposal to regulate noisy leaf blowers in the city. Councilmember Philippa Klessig proposed the crackdown because she says the blowers often disturb the neighborhood peace. “It would be nice to have quiet in the early morning and evenings and on Sundays,” Klessig said. But following a brief debate, the City Council concluded that regulating […]

Curling open house in Simi

The SoCal Curling Club will host a curling open house from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., March 5 at the Easy Street ice arena, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Participants age 12 and up will learn the basics of the Winter Olympic sport of curling, including rules, how to deliver a stone and how to sweep. Cost is $20. […]

Veterans honored for service to country

Three members of the Conejo Valley Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars were honored for outstanding service for many years to their veterans organization at a dinner on Feb. 23 Chapter Commander Jim McMichael, USAF, presented the organization’s Outstanding Service Award to two men. Capt. Edwin B. Shuttleworth, USAF (retired), received the award as treasurer and Lt. […]

After you’ve submitted college applications

Even if you’ve finished your college applications and are enjoying that wonderful feeling of relief that comes with the last submission, don’t put away those user names and passwords. Many colleges allow students to check the status of an application by logging into their account. You should also check your e-mail regularly so that you don’t miss any important communication. […]

There’s a new king of swing

Meeting times change in Agoura

The Agoura Hills City Council will meet an hour earlier starting in March. Instead of opening meetings at the regular time of 7 p.m., the council will start at 6 p.m. beginning with the Wed., March 9 meeting. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Meetings are held at city hall, 30001 Ladyface Court, […]

Mall walkers

They meet at The Oaks mall. Many of them prefer to “do their thing” in the morning, some in the early morning. Others participate later in the day. Their schedules vary: Some make it almost every day, others once or twice a week. Most of them are retired or semiretired. They call themselves mall walkers. For people who enjoy walking, […]

Under ‘covers’ job

I’m having one of those days. One more problem will put me over the edge. It’s so bad I’m just looking for a reason to explode. My wife does it. She pulls the covers off me like she does every night. Fact: Wives always steal the covers. Why do wives do that? So I take the covers back. I really […]

Life is a stream

“There is a stream of Life running into every organ and function of your being. This stream is always there. It never stops for a second. If it did, the universe would cease to exist.” — “This Thing Called Life,” Ernest Holmes It has been said that in a contest between a stream and a rock the stream will always […]