Spygate revisited

I would like to thank. Gilbert Skopp for setting the record straight regarding “Who began spying on whom?” Now we know the truth: Bush did it. A Democratic Congress passed the Patriot Act and other acts mentioned by Mr. Kopp. The staunchest defenders of all these snooping programs are the ultra-conservative, right-wing loonies. Distracted byhis $100-million sightseeing tour in Africa, […]

Online show tests latest phone apps

Gadgets and gizmos for smartphones are being developed every day, but consumers sometimes have a tough time determining whether a new app or device is worth the money. Gary Brook, owner of Questphere, an Agoura Hills software engineering firm that develops phone applications and devices, is giving consumers a chance to see how applications perform in real life before they […]

Little tykes round up the fun at Leonis Adobe

Marriage defeat

While the press celebrates the Supreme Court decisions striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and defeating California’s Prop. 8, the fact is, it was a tragic decision for marriage and our nation. The majority of the court seems to have gone out of its way to attack those that defend marriage and the God-given right of every […]

Riding the crest of victory

Musical pays tribute to vocal groups

‘Forever Plaid’

Need a cure for those summer theater doldrums? Go see “Forever Plaid,” the sweet, good-natured musical revue that guarantees an entertaining evening of music and shtick. The show is a loving tribute to the myriad four-guy vocal groups that flourished in the pre-rock ’n’ roll years of the 1950s. Before Elvis and the Beatles took over American jukeboxes, the musical […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $700 cellphone from a laundromat in the 28900 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard June 30. Someone stole $70 worth of gas from a vehicle parked in the 28000 block of Dorothy Drive June 30. On June 25, a burglar stole a $600 cellphone from a home in Calabasas Village on Mulholland Highway. A thief […]

Do you have the skills for nonprofit leadership?

Working for a nonprofit can be tremendously rewarding and fulfilling. It may also require skills not customarily employed in for-profit careers. At one time in my past, I was responsible for an $80-million business and almost 400 employees. At another point I managed a national sales force and a network of more than 50 food brokers. I have experience managing […]


THURS., JULY 18 TOTAL Toastmasters Noon at Thousand Oaks City Hall, Oak Room, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Newly elected president Daniel Goldberg presides. No charge for guests. Phone: 805.498.3393. Patriots For Liberty 6:45 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Godspeak, 2697 Lavery Court, Ste. 16, Thousand Oaks. Roger McGrath, Marine veteran and retired lieutenant colonel, speaks on “A Tradition of Arms” about […]

Clause in city’s Heschel land contract leaves some residents worried

City didn’t want to risk losing a court case, plus $1 million

The deal in which the former Heschel school property was recently sold to a housing developer continues to rankle some Old Agoura residents. Opponents to the deal say there is an escape clause in the sales contract that gives the developer a way to break its deal with the city. Agoura Hills officials disagree, and plan to move forward with […]

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