2015-07-30 E-Edition

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No more under the Yum Yum tree

100-year-old friend is chopped down

The removal of an oak tree near CitiBank and Yum Yum Donuts in Agoura Hills has some people wondering if its cause of death was rooted in drought conditions. Agoura Hills resident Colleen Holmes, owner of New Leaf Landscape in Agoura Hills, said the ongoing drought is hurting trees—even oak trees whose deep roots are able to obtain sufficient water […]

Neighborhood Watch in action

Most of us consider ourselves lucky to be able to call the Las Virgenes and Conejo valleys home. The region is picturesque, the neighborhoods well-kept, the schools outstanding. We are not immune to criminal activity, but it’s a safe bet to speculate that many residents value living here because they do feel safe. There are community-based Neighborhood Watch volunteer groups […]

Band pays homage to the Man in Black

You’ve seen them everywhere: at theaters, on cruise ships and in local nightclubs. They’re known as tribute bands, groups that clone popular acts from the 1950s through the 1970s such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and ABBA. The phenomenon started with Elvis Presley look-alikes, then in the 1970s “Beatlemania” became a hit on Broadway, and […]


Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole two catalytic converters valued at $800 from a vehicle parked near a repair shop in the 2800 block of Roadside Drive July 16. A thief stole $900 in cash, a $250 computer tablet and a $50 cellphone from a taxicab parked in the 28900 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard July 13. Calabasas A thief stole […]

At The Library

The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following free activities in August at 29901 Ladyface Court. In addition, book donations can be dropped off at the library or Book Cellar to help fund programs. For large collection pickup, call (818) 584 7219. For more event information, call (818) 889-2278. The Mystery Book Club will meet on Wed., Aug. 5 at […]

What’s New On DVD?

Small screen offerings dominate this week’s column, leading off with what Variety magazine calls “television at its finest” in reference to the new complete collection of the popular HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” as well as “The Wire.” Also in play are a couple of sports-themed movies. One stars Kevin Costner, a veteran of the genre, and the other centers on […]

New administrators in Las Virgenes district

Principals named at middle schools

New principals and assistant principals were introduced at the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meeting July 21. Superintendent Dan Stepenosky welcomed Ryan Emery as the new principal of Alice C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas. Emery was assistant principal of athletics and curriculumin of instruction at Calabasas High School for three years. Before that Emery was a […]

Agoura hosting water summit

With the drought an ongoing concern, the City of Agoura Hills will host a Water Conservation Summit at 6 p.m. Mon., Aug. 17 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court, adjacent to the city hall and library. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Las Virgenes Unified School District will also take part in the event. […]