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Oak Park girls chase hoop dreams

Basketball team is ranked No. 4 in the CIF-SS Division 3A coaches’ poll

Last winter’s green Eagles are spreading their wings. They now rule the Bird Cage. Oak Park High’s girls’ basketball team entered this season with many questions after three talented players graduated from the 2012-13 squad. “All our returning players used to be our role players,” head coach Kenny Golub said. “They have varsity experience but don’t have the minutes. “I […]

New senior housing proposed

46 units near Ladyface in Agoura

Persistence may pay off for a developer who wants to build senior housing on Agoura Road in the shadow of Ladyface Mountain. A review was conducted by the Agoura Hills City Council on Jan. 8 to give direction to the developer who has sought to build senior housing on the land twice before—in 2002 and in 2005. Brad Rosenheim spoke […]

Local business visionary Don Goodrow dies at 84

. Owner of Hillside Rubbish Co. a supporter of many causes

Whether he was fighting fires, fighting in a war or fighting trash, Donald Cecil Goodrow found a way to serve the greater good. The owner of Hillside Rubbish Co. in Agoura Hills died Jan. 15 at the age of 84 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Goodrow married Rosalyn “Dolly” Asadurian in 1951, and they raised their two children, Brad […]

Leonis Adobe receives Award for Excellence

The California Association of Museums has announced that Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas is the 2014 recipient of the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education. Leonis Adobe’s California Ranch Life guided tours and field trips for K-12 school children give visitors a glimpse into ranch life in the late 1800s. Docents in period clothes educate the students about “A […]

Something brewing at Agoura’s Ladyface

Cyrena Nouzille, co-founder and general manager of Ladyface Ale Companie and its brewpub, Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie, was elected to the board of directors of the national Brewers Association. Sam Calagione, chairman of the Brewers Association board of directors, announced the winning candidates of the recent board election on the association forum. Board members serve threeyear terms. Nouzille, a resident […]


Wing runs the offense for the Oak Park High girls’ basketball team. The senior captain delivers crisp passes for teammates and spots up for corner 3-point attempts. “Courtney is our leader,” head coach Kenny Golub said. “She was a role player last year, and now she leads us in scoring. She has improved her game.” Wing, a combo guard, averages […]

Jazzed-up State of City address delivered in Calabasas

Excellent community programs, first-class municipal services and devoted citizen volunteers: They all contributed to the success of Calabasas in 2013, Mayor Fred Gaines said during the 16th annual State of the City address. The Jan. 15 event was co-hosted by the city and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. “Calabasas is home, and it’s a great home. It’s because of you,” […]

Come discover hiking trails and hills

Members of the Rancho Simi Trail Blazers, a volunteer group of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, will meet participants for a free guided hike in Oak Park at 7:45 a.m. Sat., Jan. 25. The hike will begin at 8 a.m. The hike is a six-mile round trip, rated moderate to strenuous, with a 1,000-foot elevation gain/ loss. The […]

The Other Side of 50

Housing choices for life According to former MLB pitcher Vernon Law, “Experience is a cruel teacher. She gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” My neighbor quoted Law the other day in regard to the lessons she learned caring for her father. If she’d only known then what she knows now as a result of her experience, she said, the […]

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