2014-07-17 E-Edition

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He’s a Dodger fan no more

Thank you Guggenheim Group and TWC. I no longer spend my time sitting in front of the TV watching the Dodgers. I have started doing much more productive things. My backyard is cleaned up. Palm trees and bushes are trimmed. My car gets washed more often, and I’ve even started folding laundry with my wife. The family budget is better […]

Misty lake shrouds mysterious visitor

A spooky, ethereal mist occasionally creates a floating shroud that levitates above Seminole Lake in the rural Agoura community of Seminole Springs. Since it materializes sporadically, possibly due to drastic temperature differentials (Seminole Springs in summer can be a furnace by day and a freezer by night), it’s by random chance that a wakeful human night owl might encounter the […]

Boaters feel the Spirt

More traffic?

I recently called the Westlake Village city traffic officer regarding the new Target center that is getting ready to open in Westlake. I told the engineer that I noticed that there is no posted speed limit on Russell Ranch Road. I’m concerned that once the center and the In-NOut Burger open, there will be a considerable amount of traffic on […]

Magical tricks at the library

The man who would be King

Patrick Newell earns invitation to L.A. Kings hockey development camp

In a quiet suburban community, a hockey puck sails from a backyard into a neighbor’s front lawn across the street. It’s a familiar scene in the Conejo Valley, eh? The California dream has transformed from prospecting gold in 1849 to becoming a Silicon Valley tech titan in 2009 . . . to playing pro hockey in the NHL. Patrick Newell, […]

Proud veteran

July 9, 2014 is a day that this Agoura Hills World War II veteran shall remember with pride thanks to another resident, Linda Northrup. She brought to my attention this opportunity for those of us who enjoy the freedoms of our great country to express our gratitude to service men and women—by greeting them upon their return. Never wanting to […]

Spicy fun at Oxnard salsa fest

The 21st annual Oxnard Salsa Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 26 and 27 at Plaza Park in Oxnard. The celebration will kick off with a concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., July 25, featuring the Oxnard Salsa Orchestra, led by Raul Rico Jr. Main stage entertainment will run both days, […]

More than just a runner

Calabasas Coyote boys’ cross country leader eager tofly with pilot’s license

Ben Vertelney is passionate about running and flying. A Calabasas High long-distance specialist, Vertelney is on the verge of receiving his pilot’s license. “‘Airplane’ was probably my first word,” said Vertelney, an incoming senior for the Coyote boys’ cross country team. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with airplanes. I was all about planes and running […]