2011-09-01

The definition of home may change as we age



What makes a house a home? The word “home” has deep and personal meaning for most people. A home may convey a sense of family, security, comfort, independence and even financial freedom. Often as we age, transitions in our lives may directly impact our housing choices. Divorce or loss of a spouse may prompt us to look for a home […]

Interchange still needs a few fixes



Kudos to Agoura Hills for navigating through the pitfalls and perils of the Reyes Adobe overpass overhaul. Looks like it took into consideration a lot of the lessons learned from problems with the Kanan refurb. I do have a question about signals. When you are driving over the freeway northbound from Ladyface towards Canwood, there is a set of traffic […]

Don Most ‘happily’ at home




Don Most, who played redhaired, freckle-faced practical joker Ralph Malph in the hit TV series “Happy Days,” has built an interesting career beyond that show, which lives on in reruns around the globe. Most, who will serve as this year’s grand marshal in Agoura Hills’ Reyes Adobe Days parade on Sat., Oct. 1, told guests at a kickoff event at […]

Wildlife center saves squirrel



Two weeks ago the California Wildlife Center, the animal rescue headquarters on Piuma Road near Calabasas, received a call from a lady who worked at Los Angeles County Museum of Art about a squirrel they had just pulled out of the La Brea tar pit. A volunteer for Coast and Canyon Wildlife, another local rehabber, was in the area and […]

CLU opens new Woodland Hills center



The public is invited to celebrate the opening of California Lutheran University’s new Woodland Hills center from 5 to 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 13 at 5925 De Soto Ave. There will be a brief ceremony, refreshments and tours of the new site. With more than 13,000 square feet, the new center is about twice the size of the previous building […]

Too much sun exposure is risky



For some people, nothing feels as good as basking in the warm sun. But those who bask more than a little are exposing themselves to some big health risks. An estimated 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and one form of skin cancer, melanoma, is potentially deadly. But […]

New pastor given grace



I appreciate your very truthful and accurate article on our pastor in your issue of Aug. 18. We had gone to Calvary Church in Thousand Oaks when Pastor Brad Johnson took over the former pastor’s ministry. We all loved Pastor Brad Johnson there. He made the church come alive and we looked forward to every Sunday service. At one point, […]

Volunteers needed for Reyes Adobe Days



The City of Agoura Hills is looking for volunteers to help with its Reyes Adobe Days celebration from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Now in its seventh year, Reyes Adobe Days is the city’s signature event, offering something for every member of the family, including a senior luncheon, parade, 10K run, historical tours, art and music, and a two-day festival […]

Some cool ways to reduce home energy costs



If the expense of heating and cooling the house has you hot under the collar, heeding a few hints may help. Landscape. Plant trees and shrubs as windbreaks around the house. Program the temperature. Use a programmable thermostat to turn heat or air conditioning down when asleep or out of the house and up when it’s needed. Get bright about […]

Dancers get in step at Calabasas High clinic



The Calabasas High School Dance Team will host the sixth annual Coyote Cutie Dance clinic for grades K-5 on Sun., Sept. 18 in the school dance room, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with the clinic running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dancers will learn a routine taught by the nationally-ranked high school dance team […]