2015-06-25

2015-06-25 E-Edition

Agoura joins growing list of communities favoring national park expansion

Study proposes 313,000 more acres added to recreation area


The Agoura Hills City Council has endorsed an expansion of the national park system as proposed in the National Park Service’s Rim of the Valley study. The city joined Los Angeles and Ventura counties in supporting the plan’s option D, which would allow the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to grow by over 313,000 acres in the hopes of […]

Economic swing keeps city in good shape




Westlake Village officials see a stable budget in the year ahead. The city will continue to receive a steady stream of revenues from its business community to maintain programs and services for its 8,300 residents through the next fiscal year and beyond. General fund revenues for the 2015-16 fiscal years are anticipated at $11 million with expenses at $9 million. […]

Life in the Single Lane

Cougar town

Mother Nature and Father Time have been playing tricks on me lately. I sometimes forget what I want to retrieve from one room by the time I get there from another, and my arms aren’t long enough to read fine print. Happily, however, I live during a time when the age of 40 has been declared the new 20, and […]

WAGS on top



The Art of Being

Life in the fast lane requires mindfulness

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you isan idiot, and anyone going fasterthan you is a maniac?—George Carlin I love the aforementioned quote by George Carlin because I can see myself in it and I am wondering if you might see a bit of yourself it as well. There are times I am behind the wheel when, […]

Share the road

Trail etiquette is important as summer heats up


With hundreds of miles of walking, cycling and equestrian paths, the Santa Monica Mountains and Ventura County backcountry are a magnet for people who enjoy the outdoors. But the trails can be a source of conflict between leisure users and thrill seekers. “Loving the outdoors has become hazardous to my health,” said horseback rider Robin Targon who recently had an […]

Important to pay for play




Two projects are planned this summer to improve city facilities in west Calabasas. The city will replace the aging play equipment at Juan Bautista de Anza Park and will widen Las Virgenes Road to improve traffic flow between Agoura and Lost Hills roads. At a meeting in May, city officials awarded a $93,300 contract to Great Western Park and Playground […]

Hot Flashes

The un-concert

Don’t bring a survival kit, a bulletproof vest and an infinite supply of Sinatra for a two-hour trek into Dodger Stadium. Give the Chevy a rest. Don’t avoid fluids in order to miss piddling at every McDonald’s en route to the Ahmanson. Don’t consult five different driving apps to bypass traffic, only to be rerouted to the Staples Center via […]

Strong, entertaining cast in a powerful show




“ Dreamgirls,” the 1981 Broadway musical about the rise of Motown, racism in the record industry and the scourge of payola, is the result of an ambitious effort by Moorpark’s High Street Arts Center to push the envelope on what can be done in community theater. “Dreamgirls” won six Tony awards, including best book, and in 2006 was adapted into […]


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