2013-10-31

2013-10-31 E-Edition

Haunted adobe brings out believers and skeptics




The ghost hunt at the historic Reyes Adobe in Agoura Hills didn’t have the scared-out-of-your wits wow factor found at some theme parks and specialty haunted houses, but the small-town hunt for otherworldly existence that took place Oct. 5 had its own set of charms. This year, a group known for tracking paranormal activity came to town and examined the […]

Modern-day Chumash Indian chief dies at age 77




Charlie Cooke, a truck driver and a cowboy, harnessed the energies of people across wide boundaries to realize a common vision—protecting Native American sites and open spaces throughout northern Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Cooke, perhaps better known as the local Chumash Indian chief, died from a heart attack on Sept. 21, two days before his 78th birthday. A […]

On the Trail



The hubba-hubba world view Nothing quite compares to the grand vibe that a glimpse of special scenery generates—especially when it’s enjoyed from a hiking trail close to home. There are no reservations or packing of a travel bag required to visit the following suggested sites: Seeing double. The Westlake Vista trail at Lindero Canyon and Triunfo Canyon roads in Westlake […]

Teens test their mettle at Hunger Games Challenge



A Divine Day

Residents enjoy various activities at Ascension Lutheran School’s 50th anniversary county fair celebration Oct. 13

Workshop on helping those with autism

Program designed for educators, professionals and caregivers

Local nonprofit Autism Research Group will host a workshop titled “Teaching Perspective; Talking to Individuals with Autism” from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wed., Nov. 6 at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. The workshop will provide attendees with information to develop the most comprehensive behavioral intervention program possible in curriculum planning. The workshop, sponsored by Center for Autism […]

Construction underway for new Agoura Hills rec center

$10-million facility ready next year


Dark clouds unleashed rain on Monday morning during the groundbreaking for a new recreation center in Agoura Hills. But a rainbow appeared during the ceremony, perhaps reflecting the joy felt by city officials and residents that the long-awaited center is finally coming to fruition. The groundbreaking took place at the site of the new center on Ladyface Court, just up […]

Flying Squirrel



Flying to NYC Living in Southern California, most of us know our local airports inside and out. While we may have a favorite, we’re also flexible, choosing our departure airport based on flight availability, price, tolerance for crowds and what kind of amenities we seek. For instance, if you’re flying to Las Vegas or the Bay Area, Burbank is compact, […]

School dancers have the right moves




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