Calabasas house fire contained

The second floor of a home in the 23100 block of Park Contessa in Calabasas erupted in flames at about 11 p.m. Tues., March 15. Humberto Agurcia, Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson, said the fire was knocked down within 40 minutes. No one was injured and the cause of the blaze is still unknown. “The two-story single family home […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a $425 purse containing a $400 digital voice recorder, a $300 camera lens, $175 in cash, a driver’s license and bank cards from a vehicle parked on Lake Vista Drive March 4. A thief took a bag containing clothing and other personal items valued at $300 from a winery in the 32100 block of Mulholland […]

Stars out at Sherwood

Appearance by golf legend draws exclusive club’s most noted members

Surrounded by a crowd of cheering well-wishers that included the likes of Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Haysbert, Jon Lovitz and Caitlyn Jenner, golf legend Jack Nicklaus hit the ceremonial first tee shot March 3 at Sherwood Country Club’s newly reopened golf course. When the club opened in 1989, Nicklaus helped design its signature 18-hole course. Nearly 25 years later, he […]

Winners announced for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The winners of this year’s County of Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade were awarded trophies at the Ventura City Council meeting March 14. The judges were: Connie Stahl, Elks Lodge No. 1430; Richard Rush, Cal State Channel Islands; Barbara Quaid, Ventura County Fairgrounds; James Lockwood, parade committee; Sue Horgan, Union Bank; and Michael Babbs, Ventura Unified School District. The parade, […]

Greet Easter morning with the sunrise

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin Memorial Park will host its 49th annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Sun., March 27 at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The service, free and is sponsored by the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association. As people gather, luminaries in the shape of a cross will light the dawn and in the garden of Gethsemane, […]

Rams reportedly coming to Agoura Hills

Lease not finalized

Realty Bancorp Equities, a Woodland Hills-based commercial real estate owner, said negotiations to lease one of its Agoura Hills properties to the Los Angeles Rams continue to move forward and that a deal could be finalized early next week. The Rams reportedly are looking at a 50,000-square foot office at 29899 Agoura Road across the street from Agoura Hills City […]

Card skimmer convicted

A Studio City man was convicted of possessing more than 1,400 credit card profiles stolen from skimmers he placed at gas stations in Moorpark and Palmdale. There is no indication that he is connected to the skimming incident in February at a Chevron in Agoura Hills. A federal jury convicted Koren Robert Kechedzian, 24, on two counts of credit card […]

Keeping memories alive can lessen grief

Other Side of 50

Whether through our own reminiscences or those of others, keeping alive the memory of a loved one who dies brings a sense of comfort. In a recent column I wrote about learning about the death of a dear high school friend a month after she passed away. I felt sad because I wasn’t there to share in her family’s grief […]

Mayor mixer with Cubs

LIFE LESSONS—Boys in Webelos Cub Scout Pack 3785 chat with Agoura Hills Mayor Harry Schwarz, an Eagle Scout himself, on Feb. 22 at the Agoura Hills Library. Schwarz gave the fourthand fifth-graders insight into how city leadership works and the importance of volunteering. The event helped the Cubs fulfill their Arrow of Light requirement on building a better world. The […]

Local fowl frolic in March

While on sabbatical last year I started hiking to lose weight and get into shape. And in order to make the hikes more interesting I decided to reactivate my birding skills, which had rusted since I took up the hobby 30 years ago. Pairing hiking with birding made both activities more fun, and I not only lost weight, but I […]