Larger vehicles permitted to park on Agoura streets

What appeared to be a simple amendment to the Agoura Hills vehicle code to allow SUVs and pickups to park on residential streets turned into a clash of wills at a pair of recent City Council meetings. The conflict began when Old Agoura resident June Slaton called the city to complain about a large truck that had been parked in […]

Recession still taking toll on economy

Local grocery store the latest to go under

A rush of last-minute shoppers picked through the sparsely stocked shelves at Maddy’s Market on Feb. 28, buying discounted goods and expressing sympathy to store employees who were about to lose their jobs. After two years in business, the gourmet market in the Calabasas Summit shopping center shut its doors for the last time on March 1. The developer of […]

Family Men

Winning! I’m not one of those competitive parents whose kid has to win at everything. I’m the parent who just doesn’t want his kid to lose. So when my 9-year-old boy was playing handball with friends and losing royally, I wanted to step in and save him, call “cheating” on the other side, help him play better by playing for […]

Purim fun in Malibu

The Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue will host a Purim Spring Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., March 10 at 24855 PCH, Malibu. Admission is free. The carnival will feature pony rides, games, prizes, crafts, wax hand art, face painting, airbrush tattoos, green screen photos, rides and kosher food. For more information, call (310) 456-2178 or visit www.mjcs.org.

The changing face of Jewish icons

Congregation Or Ami’s Center for Adult Learning in partnership with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will present “The Changing Face of American Jewish Icons” at 5 p.m. Sun., March 19 at Con- gregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. Dr. Leah Hochman, professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, will explore the ways […]

Adventists present cooking demo

In an effort to help families have longer and healthier lives, the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will present a health lecture, cooking demonstration and dinner at 4 p.m. Sun., March 17 at 480 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. The Health and Longevity event will reveal diet secrets of the world’s oldest living people. Radio talk show host, John Westerdahl, […]

Rabbi writes book on relationships

Rabbi Michael Barclay of the New Shul of the Conejo Valley in Agoura Hills has written a book that explores universal messages of truth in the Bible for people of all faiths. “Sacred Relationships: Biblical Wisdom for Deepening Our Lives Together” weaves portions of the last 11 books of the Hebrew Scriptures, known as Ketuvim, into guidebooks that facilitate and […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks

New patio place in Agoura

Pacific Patio Furniture, a retailer of luxury outdoor lifestyle furnishings, opened its doors on Feb. 1 at the Agoura Design Center on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills. “The center fits well with our luxury casual lifestyle theme. The center’s visibility from the 101 Freeway has helped our customers find us easily,” said David Marks, the store’s general manager. Its location […]

Piano store sings happy tune

Keyboard Concepts in Agoura Hills was recently named Dealer of the Year by Yamaha for the second straight year. Owners Dennis Hagerty and Jeff Falgien have watched their business grow from one store in Van Nuys to a four store success with locations in Agoura, Sherman Oaks, West L.A. and Tustin. The company recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. “Despite the […]