2014-12-25 E-Edition

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‘Twas the fright before Christmas

Filmmaker promotes Agoura Hills as a travel destination

Independent filmmaker Noam Kroll loves Agoura Hills so much that he decided to include the city in a video competition for Visit California, the state’s tourism bureau. He lives in Los Angeles but says that he visits Agoura Hills often to relax and enjoy the rural landscapes in the Santa Monica Mountains and the laid-back vibe of the city. Kroll […]

Temple offers Christmas dinner

A Jewish temple and a Christmas dinner might not seem the most likely combination, but a Thousand Oaks temple has been feeding meals to the hungry and those with nowhere else to go every Christmas for the ast 20 years. Nobody seems to remember how the decades-old tradition began, but volunteers at Temple Adat Elohim are already lined up to […]

Agoura Rd. widening off to a rocky start

Expensive water pipeline causes snafu

The Agoura Hills City Council and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District hit a bump in the road concerning the Agoura Road widening project. The project will expand the street from two to four lanes from the city’s western border to Cornell Road. The improvements will help make possible a swath of commercial and residential development along the road that […]

Malibu landmarks decked out for the holidays

Adamson House and the Pier in Malibu will be festively decorated in vintage style reflecting their 1930s heritage on Sun., Dec. 28 at 23200 PCH. And 90-minute tours will run from 1 to 4 p.m., beginning at Adamson House Museum and departing every 30 minutes. The house tour lasts 45 minutes and ends with a 30-minute pier tour. The holiday […]

Students get hands-on CPR instruction

Not everyone happy with new Westlake mayor

At the Nov. 19 reorganization ceremony for the Westlake Village City Council, one resident urged officials not to appoint Councilmember Ned Davis as mayor for 2015. Frank Bonvino, whose home is next to the 5-million-gallon water tank under construction in the Three Springs neighborhood of Westlake Village, said Davis—and Councilmember Philippa Klessig—have shown favoritism to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water […]

Public can help document fire aftermath

Scientists are asking the public to help document how the landscape is recovering from a fire. The 2013 Springs fire burned more than 24,000 acres in the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains. By uploading images from cameras or smartphones, park visitors can provide important data for the long-term photomonitoring project. “The Springs fire was unprecedented in the sense […]

Agoura jazz bands swing into competition

Music students from Agoura High School have been chosen once again to perform at the Swing Central Jazz competition in Savannah, Ga., this spring. The Studio Jazz and Jazz A ensembles will attend the national music competition for high school students. According to Chad Bloom, music director at AHS, this is the third consecutive year that both groups were chosen […]