Conference to examine postmodern art

The theme of the third in a series of conferences presented by California Lutheran University is “Rock Solid: Finding the Aesthetic Foundations of Contemporary Representational Art.” The Representational Art Conference 2015 will take place Nov. 1 through 4 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. Participants will include academics, artists, collectors, critics and curators. At the conference, 350 international attendees try […]

101 Warriors lead the way

NO. 1 AGAINST THE RUSH—The 101 Warriors youth football team captured first place in the Los Angeles County Pop Warner Tiny Mite division for 6- and 7-year-olds. The Warriors boasted the league’s best defense. Pictured in the back row, from left, are head coach Matt Battaglia, Blaize Battaglia, Darren Coleman, Carter Upton, Desmond Sweeney, Luke Rosenthal, Mateo Kelley, Cameron Windley […]

Arrest made in 29-year Agoura Hills cold case

Victim was 6 years old when murdered

The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed charges Oct. 22 against a man suspected of murdering a 6-year-old boy in Agoura Hills 29 years ago. Kenneth Rasmuson, a 53-year-old Idaho man, was believed to have strangled, stabbed and sexually assaulted the boy in 1986. The body of young Miguel Antero was found in a remote Triunfo Canyon creek bed near […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole blank checks from St. Paul Lutheran Church in the 30600 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard Oct. 11. A burglar stole a $1,000 laptop computer and a $50 case from a car parked near the Adobe Cantina, 29100 Agoura Road, Oct. 7. A backpack containing a MacBook computer and accessories valued at $3,000 was taken from […]

You know it’s fall

In addition to winter, spring and summer, fall is my favorite. OK, so I can’t make decisions. Now that the sun’s headed into remission, here’s a helpful guide as you sweep leaves and blow dead grass into the street. You know it’s fall when . . . you root for the Angels, then the Dodgers, then switch to the Cubbies […]

Melodrama in Moorpark

“The Lovely Boat,” a melodrama, opens 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 30 at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22; no show on Halloween, Oct. 31. Special Saturday matinees will be 2 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21. The “Princess Pinniped” sets a course for misadventure […]

Songbirds lament at center

California Wildlife Center

In early August, a citizen turned in a trio of tiny northern mockingbirds to the Pasadena Humane Society, and a volunteer brought them to the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas. Upon intake, the three tiny birds weighed between 16 and 35 grams each, or between a half-ounce and 1¼ ounces. The young birds went into an incubator in our baby […]

School board candidate forum conducted by AHS and CHS students

The civic-minded kids wanted to know how each candidate can help education

The first student-run candidates forum for a Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education election was held Oct. 21 at Agoura High School. The forum featured candidates Mathy Wasserman, Linda Menges and Gary Mittin. The event was moderated by student board representatives Conrad Wahl, an Agoura High School senior, and Candice Matsumura, a senior at Calabasas High School. The […]

School tax extension gains backing

Measure E needed for educator salaries and programs

Support for the Las Virgenes Unified School District Measure E parcel tax extension appears strong in the final week before the Nov. 3 election. Measure E was passed by local voters in 2004 when California cut education funding to shore up the dwindling state budget. The measure was renewed by voters for eight more years in 2008. Most of the […]

Mission to save Mr. Oaks

Tree care

A coast live oak nicknamed Mr. Oaks occupies a wild slope above the far corner of my rural Agoura backyard. That’s probably the origin of this tree’s hard-luck status. No matter how you tilt your head, there’s no alleviating the sharp slant Mr. Oaks is growing at on the slope. Mr. Oaks’ further misfortune includes growing in the shadow of […]