2013-07-18

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City acted correctly in sale of Heschel property

Local land use


The Agoura Hills City Council has unanimously agreed to move forward with a settlement of our long-standing lawsuit over the ownership of the proposed Heschel School site east of Old Agoura. It is a complicated agreement ending almost two years of litigation on which the city has spent nearly $1 million purchasing the property and defending the residential and rural […]

City leaders cheer on the community



Overweight pets are no joke

COMMENTARY | Pet health


According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 55 percent of cats in the U.S. are considered obese. Perhaps a more concerning statistic is that 22 percent of dog owners and 15 percent of cat owners felt their obese pets were within normal weight ranges despite being clinically obese. Overweight pets face many of the […]

Random act of patriot kindness



Just last week I was talking with a friend, saying how much I would like it if people would practice more random acts of kindness. Then a few days later it happened. I left my home at noon on the Fourth of July to pick up my husband from work. As I drove up Lakeview Canyon, I noticed that someone […]

Midsummer eve wine festival



The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club will present its 12th annual Midsummer Eve Wine Festival from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Since its inception, the festival has raised more than $453,000 to benefit Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation, which supports more than 30 local […]

Squirrel of the Month



Zimmerman case a ‘travesty’



There once was a famous author by the name of Ernest Hemingway. You might have heard of him or even read some of his books. A while ago, I read that when Hemingway was a little child, his mother treated him like a girl because that’s what she wanted. She dressed him in girl’s clothing and mollycoddled him throughout his […]

Wild Scenic Film Festival in Malibu



The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains will host the Wild Scenic Film Festival on Fri., July 19 at the Malibu Civic Theater, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu. The event will include an environmental fair and food trucks in the parking lot from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the films from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. One of […]

The man who didn’t hear too much



I have an odd sensitivity to low sounds. But I can’t hear anything else. It’s not a problem. It’s been this way for years. I’ve managed. Sometimes I ask people to repeat what they say. And I regularly run the TV loud and play my music at full volume. But that’s out of a desire to hear sound detail. I […]


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