Old Agoura raises money for legal battle to stop meadow homes

The decades-long fight to save 70 acres of land next to Old Agoura from development continued with a Feb. 20 fundraising auction at the home of Peter and Lisa Stern. The Stern’s equestrian property overlooks Chesebro Meadow on Old Agoura’s eastern border where a developer wants to build 15 luxury homes. The push to save the land from development goes […]

Sports film ‘Eddie the Eagle’ soars

The Movie Nut

The Olympics were established to reward athletic excellence, but every once in a while they allow dreamers to sneak in. A few years ago, the Jamaican bobsled team competed for the fourth time. And in the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, there was “Eddie the Eagle.” This is the story of how Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Egerton) got to those games, […]

Student performs at Carnegie Hall

Emily Fogel, a freshman at Agoura High School, was a finalist in the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series Feb. 7 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Emily played trumpet with the AHS Honors Band during Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season. She plays trumpet in the Agoura High School Jazz Band under the direction of Chad Bloom. She auditioned […]

Oak Park turns 50

September events will celebrate our lovely community in the hills

Plans are underway for a grand celebration of the 50th anniversary of Oak Park, the suburban Los Angeles community known for its scenic views, quiet living and top-notch public schools. Community advocate Derek Ross, the man behind the idea to mark the bedroom community’s half-century anniversary, said a week-long event in September will introduce an Oak Park History Week that […]

‘Listen to a story ‘bout a man named Jed’

Buddy Ebsen’s children pay musical tribute to their dad

Best known for his role as the affable Jed Clampett in the 1960s TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies,” Buddy Ebsen was adept at playing simple country folk. Off screen, the late entertainer was a cultured man with many talents. He was also a devoted dad, an avid sailor and a skilled horseman, said his youngest daughter, Kiki Ebsen, a singer-songwriter. […]


THURS., MARCH 3 T.O. Art Association Plein Air Painters 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Exhibit of plein air painting through March 28. Simi Valley Woman’s Club 11 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Kathie Parks of Harrison Hugs discusses having defibrillators at schools and […]

Westlake High Aca Deca winners know the right stuff

Oak Park High comes in second, wins Super Quiz

The winner of the 2016 Ventura County Academic Decathlon is Westlake High School. This is Westlake’s fifth consecutive victory. Oak Park High School came in second place, and third place went to Moorpark High School. OPHS also won the Super Quiz portion of the competition. The theme of this year’s competition was “India.” The Academic Decathlon took place Feb. 6 […]

City of Agoura Hills salutes military

The City of Agoura Hills has adopted a U.S. military unit through the America Supporting Americans (ASA) Adopt-a-Unit program. The City Council approved the adoption of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain District. The nationwide program allows cities to adopt a unit from a United States armed services branch in […]


Vendors wanted for Conejo Valley Days’ new décor show Conejo Valley Days will host a Garden and Home Décor Show at this year’s event to take place on Sat. and Sun., May 14 and 15 of the five-day festivities at Conejo Creek Park South, 23 Freeway/ Janss Road exit in Thousand Oaks. Vendor applications for landscapers and other outdoor contractors […]

Hoodlums and molls take the stage

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Guys and Dolls’

“Guys and Dolls,” the 1950 musical celebrating Damon Runyon’s lovable but nefarious gamblers, hoodlums, and molls, has been said to be the perfect musical comedy, one reason it has become a surefire slam dunk for school and youth groups to perform. Even without a budget for sets and musicians, the witty script, colorful characters and Frank Loesser’s hummable songs admirably […]

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