Winter day trippin’ for kids

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering Rec Club on the Go day trips for youth ages 5 to10 years on Wed. through Fri., Dec. 26 to 28 and Jan. 2 to 4. Buses will take the kids to a new place each day, including bowling, Chuck E. Cheese and Bright Child. Rec Club on the […]

The Movie Nut

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage MPAA rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images Running time: 169 minutes Best suited for: residents of Middle Earth—and their close relatives. Least suited for: those who can’t tell the characters, the kingdoms or the battles without a […]

Local tanning salon owner accused of child molestation

The owner of a Thousand Oaks tanning salon appeared in Ventura County Superior Court on Monday to answer to charges that he molested an underage boy who worked for him at the salon. The alleged crime took place from 2000 to 2002. Gary Alan Haw, 49, of Agoura Hills was arrested last Thursday by Thousand Oaks police officers. Haw is […]

Weintraub on Calabasas panel

The Calabasas City Council appointed Environmental Commissioner Alicia Weintraub to fill a vacancy on the Calabasas Planning Commission. Weintraub earned a master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University and interned for the City of Calabasas before working on economic development projects for the cities of Burbank and Culver City, where she created community programs and managed urban revitalization. She […]

Youth of the Month

Actor provides space for artists to exhibit

‘Cowboy’ Gerson dies at 92

Grant Gerson, founder of Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, and a lover of horses and cowboy life, died peacefully of natural causes at his Agoura home on Dec. 6, just one week after celebrating his 92nd birthday. Family and friends mourned the loss of the community icon and painted a portrait of a man whose positive outlook touched thousands of lives. […]

Keeping skies dark

Los Angeles County supervisors Michael Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky announced that the county’s Rural Outdoor Lighting District Ordinance became effective on Dec. 12. Also known as “Dark Skies,” the ordinance establishes outdoor lighting regulations and standards in certain unincorporated communities of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. The regulations will permit reasonable amounts of outdoor […]

Christmas turned upside down

FAMILY TRADITION—Where to put the Christmas tree? Mea Ybarra of Agoura Hills tells the story that in 1966 her parents could not agree where to put the tree and her mother joked, “Let’s just hang it from the ceiling.” Mea and her brother have continued the tradition. Back row from left: Ron Ybarra, Mea Ybarra, Joe Abdullah. Front row: Joey […]

Winter concert ushers in Christmas season