Feel the burn

WORKOUT—Susie Dettmers-Smith of Calabasas, David Shenfeld of Calabasas, Bernie and Helga LaFianza of Agoura Hills work it out during a Senior Fitness class Dec. 11 at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center. Last Friday’s classes were free to the community in celebration of the center’s 16-year anniversary,

Agoura Road widening project on schedule

The Agoura Road widening project underway in Agoura Hills will expand the street just south of the 101 Freeway from two to four lanes and will include newly landscaped medians, sidewalks and a pedestrian bridge over Medea Creek. The additional lanes will improve traffic flow and stormwater drainage, city officials said. Bike lanes in both directions will also be provided. […]


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The case of the curious nighttime coyote in rural Agoura

The perfect stillness of a country night in rural Agoura was abruptly interrupted by a series of disquieting sounds: a high-pitched shriek, low growl, loud thud. It was past midnight, and the dog and I were passing near our community’s dumpster and RV storage lot. The area is well-lit, but that does not seem to deter wildlife. A coyote flitted […]

Who will rule the pool?

Agoura girls’ water polo squad is top dog until someone knocks Chargers off summit

There’s consensus among the coaching experts—Agoura reigns supreme in the high school girls’ water polo circuit. “Everyone is still probably looking up at Agoura,” Newbury Park head coach Dave Gleisberg said of the Marmonte League. “Every team’s going to be tough. There should be some very competitive games all the way through.” Agoura, the defending league champions, graduated 11 of […]

Calabasas football—you be the judge


The Calabasas High School football team, winless two seasons ago and for many years the cellar dweller of the Marmonte League, captured its first CIF football title two weeks ago. For a team that won only nine out of 100 games— that’s nine wins and 91 losses—from 2004 to 2013, the current season represents a true milestone. Administrators, teachers, parents […]

Serving and protecting

Reserve deputy patrols East Los Angeles beat alone

Patrolling the streets of East Los Angeles alone at night is a risky job that requires skill and caution. For Todd Bernstein, a reserve deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, protecting the public and arresting wrongdoers is also a calling that brings many rewards. “I do it because for the last 35 years I’ve been running my business that […]

Pet of the week

HEY BUDDY—Gus is a male gray and tan domestic shorthair cat about 6 years old. He is an indoor cat that gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Gus ask for ID No. A4897094 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

A budding soccer rivalry

Oaks Christian, Westlake girls’ teams expect to challenge each other for league supremacy

The Lions and Warriors thrive on the soccer field. Westlake and Oaks Christian high schools tormented their respective leagues and divisions. Despite being located less than a mile away from each other, a rivalry never existed between the girls’ soccer juggernauts. A league shakeup before the 2014-15 season placed the teams together in the Marmonte League and guaranteed two yearly […]

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