2015-03-05

2015-03-05 E-Edition

Triunfo YMCA begins final fundraising push

Westlake project still $12 million short


Triunfo YMCA said it is in the final stages of a fundraising campaign that is giving rise to a new 60,000-square-foot building in Westlake Village. A joint project between the YMCA and the City of Westlake Village, the Y building and surrounding sports park are located on a 18-acre scenic hilltop site at the corner of Lindero Canyon Road and […]

Train engineer has died



Glenn Steele, the train engineer who was critically injured in a Metrolink train crash last week in Oxnard, died early Tuesday morning. Steele, 62, was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles shortly before 4 a.m. March 3. “The entire Metrolink family is deeply saddened by the loss of this dedicated and hardworking railroader,” Sam Joumblat, Metrolink’s interim […]

Winter’s night sky provides awesome sights




Earlier this winter I was out late traipsing miserably behind the dog on his final foray before bedtime. It was a piercing cold night in rural Agoura. Car windshields were icing over with frost. I shivered, having lost feeling in my fingertips and earlobes. Meanwhile, the dog was a portrait of bliss in his thick multilayered fur coat. In desperation […]

Lovett marches to his own drummer




If one were permitted just a single word to describe Lyle Lovett, that word would be “different.” Lovett, the peripatetic neo-country singer, made an appearance at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Feb. 23 and, backed by his five-piece band, delivered a well-received, typically eclectic concert. How is Lovett different from any other country singer who’s come on the scene in […]

Agoura High goes to bat for its MVPs



The power of athletics

Viewpoint School celebrates its new team center


Participation in sports can teach students the importance of teamwork, altruism and strong work ethics. The pairing of quality athletics programs with strong academics is essential in a child’s success, said speakers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Viewpoint School in Calabasas as they celebrated the opening of the new Balaban-Webster Team Center. The 4,100-square-foot space provides locker rooms, and weight-training […]

Drought Device Helps Reduce Water Use



As California struggles with the most severe drought in a century, political leaders are scrambling to enact water conservation measures. Saving water is no longer a choice, and Drought Grid is poised to help residential Californian landscapes survive the drought. Drought Grid recently introduced moisture-grid technology at the Water Conservation Summit, organized by state Assemblymember Das Williams, the City of […]

Go fly a kite



Cabrillo Music Theatre will host Broadway in Your Backyard at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza with the event “Let’s Go Fly A Kite,” inspired by the company’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., March 8 in Carpenter Park, outside the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd.. At the event, families and individuals can […]

Newest Agoura cell tower even has firemen upset

Erected without notice, critics say


New 70-foot cell towers are popping up near fire stations and at other locations throughout Los Angeles County, causing angst among some residents and the union that represents 3,200 firefighters who live and work at county-owned fire stations. “Even firemen are upset,” said Mollie Helfand, who lives across the street from Los Angeles County Fire Station 65, on Cornell Road […]


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