Play reading is out of this world

Teens ages 12 to 18 can read a play out loud, “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily a New Hope” by Ian Doescher, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tues., July 15 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. This comedic play retells “Star Wars: Episode IV” in iambic pentameter as if Shakespeare had written it. Everyone will get to […]

Pet of the Week

Sheriff’s department sued in Calabasas cycling death

The family of former Napster executive Milton Olin Jr.—a cyclist who was struck and killed by a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department patrol car on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas on Dec. 8, 2013—has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. During a press conference Wednesday, family attorney Bruce Broillet said a deputy’s negligence caused the tragedy […]

Lake Sherwood hit by fire again

At the Library

The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. Books for the book clubs are available at the circulation desk. For more information, call (818) 889-2278 or visit www.colapublib.org/libs/agourahills. Kids from preschool to sixth grade can earn a reward for every four hours of reading. Teens in grades six to 12 can also receive a reward […]

Colorful parrots still roam neighborhood

FEATHERED FRIEND —Black-hooded parakeets, one of 13 species of parrots that have naturalized in California, can be spotted in Malibu Creek State Park and other areas such as Latigo Canyon. Lori Duffant recently saw this parrot in her Old Agoura backyard. Green parrots werefirst sighted locally 50 years ago.

Bicyclists and motorists can live in peace


Bicycling— inspired by the Amgen races and the sport’s promise of healthy benefits— is more popular than ever on local streets and mountain roads. But as roads become more crowded, man-versus-machine encounters invariably occur. To keep it safe, pedestrians and cyclists need to understand their special responsibilities in traffic. In today’s page one story, me meet retired pro cyclist Dave […]

Teachers’ legacy honors peer and reporter

Awards in the name of Sandi Pope and Roberta Consani—two longtime teachers and educational advocates who have retired—were delivered June 4 by the Las Virgenes Educators Association. The association created the Roberta Consani Distinguished Service Award and the Sandi Pope Friend of Education Award last year to honor two women who dedicated their professional lives to students, teachers and education. […]

Pooch parade

The 17th annual Pooch Parade Dog Walk and Pet Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 20 at San Buenaventura State Beach Park, 901 San Pedro St., Ventura. The theme this year is “Celebration of Progress. . . . Look how far Ventura County has come!” The Pooch Parade draws around 2,000 people and their pets […]

Protect those Westlake trees

I read with dismay about the plans to remove many pine trees that are in the parkway on the south side of Triunfo Canyon Road. The only stated justification is that these trees are starting to impact the view of the lake for a handful of residents. This is insufficient reason to remove healthy, mature trees, and these few homeowners […]

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