2016-03-17

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Diamonds in the rough give area rich history



Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today Look at me, I can be centerfield —“Centerfield,” by John Fogerty The rock ballad of baseball has become so much a part of America’s pastime that the National Baseball Hall of Fame honored the song in 2010 and made Fogerty the only musician to be inducted into Cooperstown. Not even Jack […]

Workshop for girls who face peer pressure



The Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center will host a workshop titled “Surviving Peer Pressure in a Girl World” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., April 1 for teenage girls ages 8 to 14 at 29900 Ladyface Court. Girls will explore the many pressures that peers put on them, and discuss the differences between popularity and the pressures of fitting […]

A loving tribute to Mrs. R



Hot Flashes “If you ever stop learning,” Dad told me, “then you have stopped living.” Little did I know that Nancy Reagan would be one of my most memorable teachers. On a miserably hot fall day punctuated by vicious Santa Ana winds, I, the hot-flash queen, platzed as professionally as possible on a lovely quilted couch across from a very […]

Pet of the week



PUPPY LOVE-–Toby is a male pit bull about 4 months old. He is cute and playful and is ready for a loving family. If you would like to adopt Toby, ask for ID No. A4926455 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.

Political Cartoon



Trash haulers: under-loved, unappreciated

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment


Police officers and firefighters are local heroes, partly because they risk their lives for the sake of public safety. They deserve the place of honor they have in our society. By the same measure, so do trash truck drivers. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, the category officially called “refuse […]

Nothing foreign about Lou Gramm’s vocal

Foreigner star at The Canyon club


The Lou Gramm who plays in two weeks at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills may not be the bighair, blond bombshell that he was in the ‘70s and ‘80s when he was lead singer for the super group Foreigner, but he’ll take the stage as a healthy, gratified performer, and that’s what matters most. The 65-year-old Gramm suffered from […]

Two schools head for state science competition




Two local schools that scored big in the regional Science Olympiad competition have qualified for the state contest. Westlake and Oak Park high schools nabbed second and third place, respectively, in the Feb. 11 Los Angeles County Science Olympiad at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster. Newbury Park High School ranked eighth in the competition among 30 schools. The No. 1 […]

Water budgets help fight the drought

Guest opinion

The new Water Budget program at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is the culmination of two years of efforts to implement an equitable and sustainable way to manage our limited water resources. As an LVMWD board member, I’ve recently been asked if the conversion to water budgets and the lifting of irrigation restrictions was simply a ploy to increase revenues. […]


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