Young eagle takesflight

Jack Rickelmann, a 16-year old junior at Westlake High School, received his Eagle Scout rank in June. Jack is the 117th Eagle Scout from Troop 775 of Westlake Village. Jack has earned 32 merit badges, spent 83 nights camping, and hiked more than 108 miles. He also climbed Yosemite’s Half Dome. Jack is a fire cadet with the Mountains Recreation […]

T.O. club also a hit in the kitchen

Can a great nightclub also be a great restaurant? Can a place that caters to young revelers also satisfy cost-conscience foodies looking for a unique and tasty meal? Yes, says Tyrone Knox, owner and founder of Sunset Terrace Restaurant and Lounge in Thousand Oaks. Featuring a 6,500- square- foot bar area and music and dancing seven nights a week until […]

Silver teamfinds the gold

Second guessing City of Agoura

If I were mayor of the City of Agoura Hills, I would have not negotiated with the developer who purchased the Chesebro Canyon. Instead, I would have waited out the results of the lawsuit in question. If the court ruled against city, I would have exercised the right to pick up the first trust deed, knowing full well the property […]

Flying squirrel

I . California Do you have to be a foreign tourist to truly appreciate California? Not necessarily, but seeing your home state through somebody else’s eyes can help you gain a new appreciation for what you have, or what you possibly take for granted. Consider Hearst Castle. On a recent trip to this Golden State gem near San Simeon in […]

Chefs share secrets at festival

The 20th annual Oxnard Salsa Festival will present the second annual Cooking with Our Culinary Stars Chef Demonstration at the Kitchen restaurant at Plaza Park, Fifth and B streets, downtown Oxnard. The schedule is as follows: Sat., July 27 Noon: Chef Gael Lecolley, French Bulldog Bistro, Camarillo (American French bistro) 1:30 p.m.: Chef Martin Ledesma, CP Catering 3 p.m.: Chef […]

Huskies pull together for wins

Tragic tale

The article about Ronald Snyder being arrested during a home invasion robbery depicts a tragic situation. According to reports, this 75-year-old husband, father and grandfather told deputies that he was desperate due to business reverses. It is so sad that he did not receive help from his family, and, instead, resorted to committing serious criminal acts. Apparently Mr. Snyder did […]

Adult dodge ball league

Team packets are available for the new fall Adult Dodgeball League (ages 16 and up) sponsored by the Agoura Hills Department of Community Services. League play will be on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 13 at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. League fees are $300 per team and are due by […]

The Art of Being

“If you don’t ask, you don’t get” Nora Roberts’ words make it clear we have a role to play in creating the life we desire, including an action some of us tend to avoid: stepping out there and asking for what we want. The type of “asking” to which I am referring can’t come from a sense of fear, entitlement, […]

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