2016-01-21

Navigating the brambly dog park




Not many local dog parks are built under heavy tree cover. My rural Agoura community decided to dedicate a narrow crooked strip of forested land we own as a leash-free play area. A dog park for the exclusive use of residents is quite a perk, so its quirky setting beneath overbearing trees and above a creek is generally accepted with […]

More tree house



This is a follow-up to all the letters about the teens who built a tree house in the greenbelt. I happen to be one of those teens and it is time to get the story straight. Late one afternoon during the last few days of winter break my good friend called to ask me if I wanted to build a […]

Elsie Ragan turns 100

The Reserve to host party Jan. 27

It is not as unusual as it used to be to see a resident in a senior community turn 100 years old. However, Elsie Ragan is unusual in that, as she turns 100, she has been a resident of California for 99 years. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Jan. 27, 1917. In less than a year her […]

Winter classes at Conejo Jewish Academy



The Conejo Jewish Academy is starting its winter semester with dozens of learning opportunities offered to the community. Programs take place in the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Courses are free unless a fee is listed. The following are a few of the study groups and courses available. To have a course catalogue mailed, call (818) […]

Men arrested in high school computer theft




The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men in connection with the November computer theft at Oak Park and Agoura High schools. Deputies arrested 20-year-old Steven Rabb of Victorville and 42-year-old Laurence Fon of Apple Valley following thefts that were caught on video surveillance cameras at each high school. Seven computers were stolen from Agoura High School on Nov. 6, followed […]