2016-04-28 E-Edition

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Back to nature

Unsightly concrete removed from Medea Creek

The mossy, meandering creek that flows amid the trees and rocks adjacent to Chumash Park in Agoura Hills belies the fact that for decades it was simply a concrete water channel built for the utilitarian purpose of transporting water. But the City of Agoura Hills has long desired to see Medea Creek in its natural state and recently spent $1.7 […]

Agoura Hills hydrant knocked over

A water geyser erupted April 23 near the Rondell townhomes at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills after a driver reportedly backed a vehicle into a fire hydrant. The incident occurred midmorning. Thousands of gallons of water shot in the air, with some landing onto a nearby carport roof and the rest creating a makeshift river along Liberty Canyon Road as […]

Looking for balance

HEALTHY SPOT—The UCLA Women’s Health Conference presents ways women can relieve stress and find balance in their lives. Over 400 women attended the free event April 6 at the North Ranch Country Club. From left: event speaker Amanda Muenzer, UCLA FitWell Services; conference director Dr. Leena Nathan, UCLA-Westlake; Raina Tsuda, UCLA Center for East West Medicine, Westlake; speaker Dr. Kristen […]


THURS., APRIL 28 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No host luncheon and meeting. For any person of Portuguese decent or those interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Yvonne Westervelt. Phone: 805.483.4168. Ventura County Rose Society 7 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, […]

Drug epidemic in the Conejo Valley?

A panel discussion to address the increase of drug abuse in the Conejo Valley is planned for 7 p.m. Mon., May 2 at The Canyon Club and Special Events Center, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Called “Down & Dirty: The Answers to Your Questions About Drugs in Our Community,” the program will address what some are calling a drug epidemic […]

Agoura Hills doubles down on medical cannabis law

With statewide legalization looming, city bans home pot deliveries

Like many cities across California, Agoura Hills does not allow medical marijuana dispensaries, and at a meeting last week the City Council tightened its 2008 anti-pot law even further to comply with the new state regulations. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, which gives the state of California more regulatory control over […]

A special night for special needs teens

Prom celebrates people of all abilities

Teens with special needs were the superstars of the evening as they walked the red carpet Saturday at the Joy Unleashed prom. The dance was hosted by the Special Needs Ministry at Calvary Community Church. Each time someone new emerged from a limousine, cheers erupted from the crowd lined up alongside the red carpet. Some of the guests of honor […]

No passport, no worries

Flying Squirrel

Let’s say you just started thinking about a summer vacation. Maybe you have in mind somewhere tropical, perhaps the Caribbean or Mexico, or a place rich in culture and history such as Europe or Asia. You get all excited thinking about it, and then you remember . . . Oh right, I don’t have a valid passport. What do you […]

This year, taking it to the streets

The Event to be held at new venue

The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools is taking its big fundraising bash, The Event, to the streets this year. The foundation, a parent-run nonprofit group that was formed to raise money to pay for school programs in Las Virgenes Unified School District that are not funded by state, hosts the adults-only party every year as its biggest fundraising attraction. The […]