2013-10-24

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Edison to roll out time-of-use billing plan for commercial customers




Starting in 2014, all businesses served by Southern California Edison will transition to a so-called time-of-use billing plan. Under the new plan, when electricity is used will be just as important as how much is used. The switch is part of a statewide initiative intended to improve the reliability of the energy grid so all users will have enough power […]

Incumbents, yes



When something is working well, why change? In the case of Agoura Hills, we have been fortunate to have a city council that understands how to disagree without becoming disagreeable. We have dedicated public servants who understand that the good of the city should be the barometer by which all projects are judged. I strongly endorse the reelection of Harry […]

Squirrel of the Month



Family Men



Trick or too many treats Wives want to control what we husbands eat because they can’t consume everything like we do. Maybe I’m making a harsh generalization. That’s only because I can’t be harsh with my wife in person. Because she’s right about my bad eating habits. I’ve loved candy, cookies and sweet goodies since the doctor cut my umbilical […]

Magic Myden

Senior dazzles and delights on footballfield, with a deck of cards


Brandon Myden is the meanest player on the Oak Park High football team. He’s always looking to apply a big hit on Tri-Valley League enemies. “I want to put my opponents on the ground at all times,” said Myden, a senior left guard and defensive tackle. “I like to play with a nasty, physical attitude. We want to let everyone […]

Ride is over as Nissan of Thousand Oaks shuts down




Nissan of Thousand Oaks shuttered its showroom earlier this month after more than four decades in the city. Silver Star Automotive Group, which took over the Nissan dealership from Al Piano in 1992, closed the doors of the local franchise Oct. 2 due to declining sales. Nissan has been in the city since the 1970s. “Nissan hasn’t been a profitable […]

Agoura hosts annual State of the City



The City of Agoura Hills, in partnership with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will host the annual State of the City Address from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 30 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. Mayor Denis Weber will discuss the current state of the city of Agoura Hills and the accomplishments that […]

Westlake City Council race



The Westlake Village City Council election is rapidly approaching. Will you reelect those currently in office just because they have been there for many years? Those who have said they want Westlake Village to become a “destination,” creating more traffi c and crowds? Or do you want to elect those who are vested in keeping Westlake Village’s small town feel […]

Ask the Arborist



Reactive wood When asked to envision a tree, the typical person sees a proud sentinel covered in leaves, its sturdy, round trunk sprouting from the ground, long branches in perfect symmetry. But in reality, the trunks and branches of most trees turn into strange oblong, oval and gnarly shapes over time. Why, you ask? The answer, quite often, is what’s […]


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