2012-05-03

Fiddle Fest is coming



Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival Inc. will present its 52nd annual show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., May 29 at Paramount Movie Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. Since 1961, the festival has featured old-time, folk and bluegrass music. This year, more than 100 contestants will compete for prizes. Professional […]

New home for New Shul

Services at Agoura Sheraton

The New Shul of the Conejo, a conservative Jewish congregation established in 2010, has a new permanent home at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. For several months, The New Shul has been holding Sabbath services at the Sheraton on the first and third weekends of each month. In September, upon completion of the hotel’s renovations, The New […]

Gillette Ranch ready for NPS




The National Park Service, along with other local and state agencies, will open its Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on June 9. The new facility, at the site of the former stables of King Gillette Ranch near Calabasas, will replace the current NPS visitor center on Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura A thief stole two laptop computers valued at $5,000 from an insurance office on Canwood Street April 23. The culprit caused $500 in damage to a door to get into the business. A shoplifter stole a $400 glass bowl from the Agoura Antique Mart on Agoura Road April 20. Someone called authorities on April 20 to report a possible […]

Smashing the competition



Medea scores



Bereavement group



Chabad of the Conejo will host a new bereavement group, at 10 a.m. every Tuesday morning at the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Licensed family therapist Sarah Bloch will lead the weekly workshop. The program is non-sectarian and open to all regardless of affiliation or faith. There is no charge. For information, call (818) 991-0991.

Cell towers the buzz in Calabasas




Opposition from homeowners is interfering with a new ordinance that would govern the placement of cell towers in Calabasas. The ordinance has been in the works for almost a year. Most of the 30 speakers at a City Council meeting last week urged the panel to forbid cell facilities from residential zones and open spaces in the city. “There are […]

Oak Park wary of crime




Oak Park had a recent rash of bicycle thefts, and while the crime binge appears to be over, Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Frank O’Hanlon said residents should remain on the lookout because burglars will continue to target vehicles and homes. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council was told at its April 24 meeting that on the previous night, two men […]

Vintage photos wanted



The Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council is looking to include vintage images of the community in its upcoming 30th anniversary celebration and the potential creation of a Heritage Room at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site. Someone will be available to scan photos from 10 a. m. to 3 p.m. Wed. to Fri., May 16 to 18 and from 10 a.m. […]


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