2016-03-03 E-Edition

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Study to expand area parkland completed

Rim of the Valley explores acreage acquisition

The results of the National Park Service’s eight-year study into the Rim of the Valley corridor are in. Its conclusion: The federal government should add 170,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Park service representatives say the proposed boundary expansion would enhance recreation opportunities for millions of residents in the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi […]

Mom, dad and the kids in the great outdoors

IN STEP—Brett and Nicole Schussel of Agoura Hills take an early evening hike with their pooches Cali and Kiva on Feb. 28. They are hiking along the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Zone Parkland Trail off Agoura Road in Agoura Hills.

Agoura High to sponsor a masterful concert

Artistic director Lesley Leighton and the Los Robles Master Chorale will present a world cultures concert titled “Zimbe” at 4 p.m. Sun., March 20 at the Performing Arts Education Center at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave. The concert will bring together several ensembles from southern California: Los Robles Master Chorale, Los Robles Children’s Choir and the choirs of […]

Soldier, Holocaust survivor shares story

Albert Rosa is a Holocaust survivor and the recipient of five American military medals. Rosa will share his story of survival and resilience at a lecture “From Victim to Victor,” sponsored by the Conejo Jewish Academy, at 8 p.m. Mon., March 7 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Rosa grew up in Salonika, Greece. In April 1941, […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole $7,500 worth of jewelry along with makeup valued at $180 from a guest room at the Sheraton Hotel in the 30100 block of Agoura Road Jan. 18. A thief stole three watches valued at $9,000 and other items worth about $3,000 from a home on Laura La Plante Drive Feb. 12. Also stolen were documents […]

Bringing the retailers to the shoppers

Cal Lutheran University students will bring mobile businesses to campus for a public event as a way to gain marketing experience from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thurs., March 10. Six retail trucks selling clothes, yarn and other goods will be parked along Memorial Drive between Regent and Pioneer avenues on the Thousand Oaks campus. The street will be blocked […]

Things are looking up

Agoura girls’ hoops team will play for second CIF title in school history

The Chargers reached a crossroads on Jan. 22. Agoura High’s girls’ basketball team lost that night to Marmonte League rival Newbury Park, 54-47. “We were kind of having an identity crisis,” head coach Jason Ancrum said. The next day at practice, the Chargers locked up the basketballs and tucked away the itinerary of drills. They met at center court and […]

Temple installs spiritual leader

Temple Adat Elohim, a 600-family Reform congregation in Thousand Oaks, officially installed Rabbi Andrew Straus as its spiritual leader during Shabbat services Feb. 26. More than 400 people attended the service. The evening began with a motzi (blessing over bread) led by Straus, Cantor David Shukiar and special guest Rabbi Angela Buchdahl of Central Synagogue, New York City. The installation […]

It’s tax season: Don’t get swindled


Tax season is here, and millions of Americans are in the midst of collecting their receipts, W-2s and all the other paperwork needed to satisfy the IRS and its voluminous and opaque tax code. It’s a boon year for California and Ventura County. The recession has eased and California’s coffers have $8 billion in reserves, a far cry from the […]