2012-05-10

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Principal does the right thing



When Oak Park High School Principal Kevin Buchanan phoned and emailed the parents of seniors that a potentially sketchy Hollywood party was planned following the June 2 prom, some folks took offense and thought the school was butting in on private business. The Buchanan message informed parents that OPHS seniors were being asked to pay up to $125 to attend […]

Friends create soothing retreat for Agoura couple in crisis




A group of friends rallied recently to transform a weedy, neglected yard in rural Agoura into a lavishly landscaped haven for Charlie (Charlene) Skinner and her beau, Jim Adley, of Seminole Springs. Only a few weeks earlier Jim, 53, had begun undergoing treatment for a brain tumor discovered in February. He and Charlie found themselves caught in a cycle of […]

The Art of Being



“The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension between opposites.” —C,G. Jung Grow deep and stand tall The Biodome was a great experiment that took place in the desert in the early 1980s. It was an exercise to create the perfect living environment for human beings and plant and animal life. […]

Agoura library goes green



The Agoura Hills Library will host a green fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., May 19 at 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Green-minded organizations will provide Agoura Hills residents with ideas for sustainable living. Activities will include information on solar panels, water sheds, energy conservation, “green” and “happy” food, and insects for healthy agriculture. Guests can learn to […]

They’ve got the school spirit



Old Agoura speed bump a danger



I was injured when I hit a speed bump on Chesebro Canyon Road on my motorcycle in 2007. It’s troubling to learn that people are still being hurt at this location. Prior to my accident, there were no markings of any kind on this bump. It was all but invisible. After my accident and lawsuit, it was striped but no […]

Fencingfinds target audience




Fencing classes at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center have become a popular choice for children and teens. The sport of fencing is exacting and challenging, one that coach Erika Retamal-Velarde says is a “complete sport” because it requires physical agility and mental strength. Fencing also develops balance, coordination and quick reflexes, attributes that have a way of spilling over into […]

Westlake resident on seminary board



Daniel K. Schwala, a Westlake Village resident and senior vice president at UBS in Los Angeles, was recently elected as the new chairman of the St. John’s Seminary Board of Directors. Schwala joined the St. John’s Seminary board in 2010. He has received a papal appointment to the Knights of St. Gregory and is also a member of the Cardinal’s […]

Agoura teens in ‘Kiss Me Kate’ with Youth MusicalTheatre




Two Agoura High School students will perform in “Kiss Me, Kate,” a musical comedy based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” at the Woodland Hills Community Church through Youth Musical Theatre, which draws participants from a dozen nearby schools. The story centers on a production of “The Taming of the Shrew” and the battles between Fred Graham, the show’s […]


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