Relay For Life at CLU

California Lutheran University will host the fourth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event from 6 p.m. through midnight Fri., March 20 at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Arena on the Thousand Oaks campus. Along with a celebration of cancer survivorship and remembrance, the event will raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This year, participants are hoping […]

Beating back the effects of aging

Seniors aren’t aging gracefully at Title Boxing Club. They’re fighting the effects of old age all the way, which is the point of the Newbury Park gym’s newest fitness program, Silver Sluggers. Technically, the boxing program focuses on cardiovascular health, muscle strength, bone density, balance and flexibility while hitting the big bag, but the magic lies in its participants’ newfound […]

Pet of the week

Water or not, build it and they will come

We’re in a terrible Catch-22 and there’s no way out, it seems. Are we in a drought or are we not? According to state and local authorities, the water shortage has grown to epic proportions and mandatory cutbacks are just one toilet flush away. The consequences are dire, we’re being told. Drastic steps must be taken now. Meanwhile, “solutions” are […]

Event will benefit wildlife crossing

Beth Pratt, director of the California Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation, and Cim Castellon, historian for Agoura Hills, will give a status update on the wildlife corridor planned for Liberty Canyon at the 101 Freeway. The special presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wed., April 8 in the Fireside Room at the Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface […]

Finding the beauty in life’s imperfections

I knew what it was when I saw it lying there beneath the rose bush. Beneath Lucky’s rose, the one we planted in his memory because it seems roses live longer than our dearest four-legged friends. I picked it up. The wood all splintered and faded from the sun, and me with a tear and breath stilled as something so […]

Music, lunch and fun

Chargers feel good

The Chargers are like James Brown. They look good, they feel good, they smell good. At the Agoura High softball team’s picture day earlier this week, the Chargers donned their new home white jerseys with bright blue letters and gold trim. The players looked sharp. They laughed while photographers snapped photos. Players and coaches in the back row stood on […]