2013-12-26 E-Edition

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Will miss his restaurant

As a resident since 1980 in what was then Agoura, and an original campaigner and voter for Agoura Hills cityhood, it’s nice to see some of the old traditions hanging on. Specifically, I am referring to my longest-term legacy: Latigo Kid Mexican Restaurant. When I personally built Latigo Kid in 1986, the first full-fledged sit-down Mexican restaurant in Agoura Hills, […]

Pet of the Week

ADORABLE—Hank is a male brown brindle and white pit bull about 5 years old. He is sweet, loving, and very genial. If you would like to adopt Hank ask for ID No. A4658229 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Redell is back coaching Oaks Christian football

Bill Redell is back. The first football coach at Oaks Christian High, Redell will return to the Lions’ sideline in 2014. Jeff Woodruff spent the previous two years guiding OCHS, going 16-6 overall. “Retirement was not all it was cracked up to be,” Redell said in a statement. Redell retains associate head coach/defensive coordinator Mark Bates. The Lions are expected […]

Readers react to random acts

Your opinion column on random acts of kindness brought mist to my eyes. For a number of years, I had the message “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a bumper sticker on my car. I very reluctantly removed it when it seemed that, with the rapid increase of violence, I was the only fool left. […]

Trapped in fishing line, Westlake swan is saved


Thanks to the watchful eye of several boaters and the helping hand of two maintenance workers at Westlake Lake, a beautiful swan is living to see another day. On Dec. 10, five kayakers from the Westlake Yacht Club kayak fleet noticed a swan a behaving oddly at the north end of the lake. The adult female fowl was bobbing her […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Back to basics

Recently, Mrs. Dorothy Campagna wrote a letter stating that we need, as a nation, to get back to our roots and be the country and people we once were. Really? Does she really want slavery to be reinstalled? Does she really want to prevent Jews and Catholics from voting and holding office? Does she want to intern a group of […]

‘Santa’ once on naughty list

St. Nicholas thrown in jail for his temper

Although St. Nicholas—the patron saint of ships, children and wrongly condemned prisoners— is generally thought of as the jolly man in the red suit who brings children presents on Christmas Eve, he may actually have had a bit of a temper. It was a temper that got him into trouble nearly 1,700 years ago. To be fair, most theologians recognize […]

Mock trial team wins in tournament ‘court’

Louisville High School won top honors at the 36th annual Los Angeles County Mock Trial competition, defeating the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies. Louisville won seven straight rounds of competition before the finals, including a quarter-final win against Chaminade High School and a semi-final win against San Marino High School. This is the 10th mock trial victory since 1992 […]