2015-08-13

Rabin at the net

Junior standout excels with Agoura boys’ tennis team


Dylan Rabin has his priorities straight. The 5-foot-11 junior for the Agoura High boys’ tennis team is the epitome of a student-athlete. He’s aggressive while leading the Chargers on the court and he’s a workhorse in the classroom. “To me, getting a good education is to challenge myself is to acquire new knowledge I will apply to my career and […]

Squirrel, peanut



I am a volunteer at the Calabasas California Wildlife Center. I always read your Critter Corner or any article on wildlife since I enjoy working and caring for wildlife. Your newspaper does a wonderful job in presenting our local wildlife. I noticed in the Aug. 6 paper there is a picture of a very nice Squirrel of the Month with […]

Life in the Single Lane

Hugs and kisses

I became aware that something was amiss in my life recently when I actually (almost) enjoyed getting my annual mammogram exam. Like most women, I don’t look forward to the procedure— I swear that archaiclooking contraption used to tug and pull and X-ray the girls must have been invented by some guy bent on inflicting torture on all womankind. Surely […]

Country rock at Strauss Ranch



Three candidates vie for board




Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education. Board president Cindy Iser and board member Jill Gaines are not running for reelection. The election is on Nov. 3. Mathy Wasserman, Linda Menges and Gary Mittin have filed papers with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s office announcing their intention to run […]

Rehab homes affect sale prices



Considering the property the drug rehab house on Lapworth is owned by one of our Old Agoura residents, do you suppose there will be more to come down the pike? It obviously is a huge moneymaker if you didn’t have a conscience and could care less about your neighbors. I urge anyone considering listing their home for sale to think […]

Beer festival is brewing



The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will present its fourth annual Brew Fest from 4 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 27 at Conejo Creek Park North, Janss Road and the 23 Freeway in Thousand Oaks. Eighteen breweries will compete for tasting honors, eight eateries will provide food and Foley Family Wines will present an alternative to beer. Live music and […]

Afternoon of classical, Broadway tunes



The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will present the last show of its Summer Concert Series, Classics to Broadway, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 15 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The first half of the concert will feature classical arias and duets, art songs, operetta and sacred music […]

Cooling off at the Boys & Girls Club



Analyzing old Agoura home



I can understand the apprehension of the Old Agoura residents and their fear of having addicts living next door. But the clients are former addicts who are seeking professional guidance, are not using any substance and who happen to have sufficient means to afford such a luxury facility. Perhaps the residents have never had any experience with dependency or even […]