2013-07-11 E-Edition

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Spark in the park

SUMMER SPECTACLE—Fireworks adorn the evening sky over Chumash Park following the Agoura Hills Summer Concert in the Park on July 7. Far left, Sadie Stolper, 12, and Francesca Harper, 13, groove to the music prior to the show. Left, singer Bill Fold of the group Knight Fever leads the entertainment. The city’s next Summer Concert in the Park is July […]

Wife of ‘Psycho’ screenwriter to speak prior to movie showing in Agoura

The City of Agoura Hills continues its summer tradition of Movies in the Park with the showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” at the historic Reyes Adobe on July 13. This month’s movie has an added attraction. Before the show, the city will host a Q-and-A session with Marilyn Stefano, whose husband, the late Joseph Stefano, was the screenwriter for the […]


Mockingbird mimics many sounds

A feathered friend lands close by Oak Park has an abundance of beautiful residential gardens, and part of my daily routine is to fill up the bird feeders and water the plants in my outdoor space. Out on a recent morning to do the watering at my home on Pinion Street, I looked down and saw a little bird nestled […]

Walking with the Lord cross-country

Jim Buckley may be wearing out the soles of his shoes, but his spiritual soul is stronger than ever. It’s been more than three months since the 66-year-old pastor of Newbury Park First Christian Church began his walk across the continental United States. On a mission to promote family and strengthen American homes one step at a time, Buckley set […]

Community leader’s fall from grace stemmed from insider trading

Scott London exhibits remorse, regrets friendship that went awry

Friendship can be valuable, but only to an extent. Scott London, an Agoura Hills resident and former KPMG audit partner who pleaded guilty to securities fraud July 1, says he was wrong to have shared insider information in stock trades aimed at helping a friend’s sagging business. London will be sentenced in Los Angeles Federal Court on Oct. 22 and […]

Open curling in Simi Valley

SoCal Curling will host a curling open house at 7 p.m. Sat., June 20 at the ice arena at 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Instruction will be provided for beginners. Curling is for anybody age 12 and older. The game is played on the ice but no skating is involved. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and wear flat-soled […]

Pet of the week

Calabasas mom advocates for education reform

A Calabasas resident is taking education reform to the state level. Lesli Kraut founded a political action committee called Californians United to Reform Education, or CURE. Kraut’s political activism started with her work as a volunteer at Las Virgenes Unified School District. As chair of the Measure E committee, a group that oversaw the spending of parcel tax money, she […]

Plans announced for Westlake senior home

Leisure Care’s parent company, One Eighty of Seattle, announced plans to develop and own a 131-unit senior living community in Westlake Village. Leisure Care will manage the 142,000-square-foot community when it is finished in 2015. The 6.5-acre site at 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road was formerly the home of Westlake Village Outpatient Medical Center. “We are excited to bring this new […]