2014-01-23 E-Edition

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Luxurious new doggie day care coming to Agoura Hills

Dioji stands for d-o-g

A new doggie day care with overnight boarding options is opening in Agoura Hills. Dioji, a growing chain of luxury dog care facilities, will be opening in a commercial district at the southeast corner of Chesebro Road and Dorothy Drive. The full-service business is owned by Bryce Wendel, who calls Dioji a canine “resort and athletic club.” The Agoura Hills […]

On the Trail

Goofy over gooseberry Despite lamentations by meteorologists about the lack of rain this winter, Mother Nature appears undeterred. On recent hikes at Charmlee Wilderness Park in Malibu, Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park and Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons spanning Old Agoura and Oak Park, I made two reassuring discoveries. First, my new canine hiking prospect passed muster; and second, Dame […]

State changes kindergarten cutoff date

Local school districts, teachers and parents are preparing for a change in the birthday cutoff date for children entering kindergarten. California passed the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 to align the age of the state’s kindergartners with those in the rest of the nation. For decades, California was among a handful of states that allowed children to start kindergarten at […]



Kenny Smith Jr. is making all the right plays for the Oaks Christian High boys’ basketball team. The junior point guard has limited his turnovers and gained confidence in his shot. “Last year was a lesson for me,” said Smith, who averages 15 points and six assists per game. “I wasn’t ready to be in tough situations. This year I’m […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone shattered the window of a car parked on Yankee Drive Jan. 10. The culprit then used stolen bank cards and checks to make fraudulent purchases. A thief stole $60 in cash from a car parked in the 29100 block of Agoura Road Jan. 9. A burglar stole $1,000 worth of items from a vehicle parked on Defender […]

Planting seeds for the next generation

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Jan. 24: First semester endsStudent- directed musical/PAEC/7 p.m.Sat., Jan. 25: USA Spirit competition/ gym and G building/8 a.m.Student- directed musical/PAEC/7 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesFri., Jan. 24: First semester endsMon., Jan. 27: Outdoor education training for senior campcounselors/3 to 4:30 p.m.Tues., Jan. 28: Open house/6a.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Jan. 24: Semester break-noschoolMon., Jan. 27: Spring sportspreliminary clearance/AD officewindow/2:30 p.m.Tues. and […]

Musical showcases a strong talent pool

When the youth alumni group YA4Ever puts on a show, it’s like an all-star game. Not only are the members of the cast former high school standouts, most have either continued to study theater arts in college or are already working as professionals in other venues. Initially conceived for members of the Young Artists Ensemble, the group has now expanded […]

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