2013-07-11 E-Edition

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Immigration law will have local consequences

While reading about the proposed Maricopa School expansion, the concerns of increased traffic and the constant threat of development that plague our community, I was curious if anyone is paying attention to what’s going on right now in Washington D.C., a debate that threatens every American citizen’s quality of life and ability to compete in an everchanging competitive workforce. Historic […]

Grant offered for residential native plant landscape makeover

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society is offering a $500 grant, in memory of Tom Halpin, for homeowners to change the plants in their yards to California native ones. The society has experts who will make plant lists, help gardeners shop for them and then assist in the planting process as well. Homeowners who change their yards will receive a sign […]

Beating the heat in a cool pool

HOT ENOUGH FOR YA?—Above, David Fields and his 3-year-old son Oliver find some relief from the recent 100-degree heat by frolicking in the swimming pool at Lindero Country Club in Agoura HIlls. Right, Aiden Worth, 6, prepares for a splashdown after a boost from mom Brandy.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $ 500 massage table and caused $200 in damage shattering the window of a car parked on Thousand Oaks Boulevard June 29. A patron at the Adobe Cantina reported that someone stole her cellphone from her car while she was having dinner in the 29100 block of Agoura Road June 29. A vandal caused […]

These teens really dig workshop about plants

Group to discuss kids and tobacco

The Alliance to Keep Kids Tobacco Free is a coalition aimed at preventing youth access to tobacco products. Members of the alliance are asking Agoura Hills residents, youths and community organizations to attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tues., July 23 to discuss ways to keep tobacco out of the hands of young people. The alliance is working in Agoura […]

Local photographer speaks volumes with her new book about guitars

Over the years, the gods of rock ’n’ roll have written and recorded more songs than the world will ever know, but the instrument they all played, the electric guitar, can be defined by a single, other-worldly number: 108. A new book containing fine art photography of some of the coolest guitars ever played and candid pictures of the stars […]

Choir announces new season

The 100-voice Los Robles Master Chorale will begin its 2013-2014 season in December. Under the leadership of artistic director Lesley Leighton, the chorale will perform six concerts featuring both newlycommissioned pieces and choral masterworks at a number of venues throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The season will open in November with Handel’s “Messiah,” performed in the more intimate manner […]

Tips to pain-free gardening

Gardeners can lessen the aches and pains that can come from growing plants at home by heeding the advice of gardening expert and author Melinda Myers. Vertical gardening: Grow plants on a blank wall, fence or post. Height makes gardening easier and creates visual interest. Choose tools wisely: Look for ergonomic grips, long handles and ratcheted tools to keep posture […]