2016-05-19

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When antidevelopment goes too far



Advocates for slow growth do many good things. These government watchdogs make sure the environment remains protected and our local elected leaders keep the best interests of the community at heart when new development is proposed. But the watchdog group that convinced the Calabasas City Council into thinking a beautiful, luxurious, four-story hotel at Las Virgenes Road and the 101 […]

Friendly FIRE fighters



Making wife happy is not always easy

Family Man

I love saying yes to bad ideas. “I knew I should’ve stayed on the freeway. Why’d I listen to you?” “I didn’t force you to exit,” my wife said to me. “I just thought there’d be less traffic on the streets.” “This is not less traffic.” But I love my wife and I like to make her happy. “Try this […]

Manyak makes it happen for Oak Park

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL /// Oak Park Eagles


Grigory Manyak was a basketball and lacrosse aficionado as a Medea Creek Middle School student. It wasn’t until twin brothers Alex and Adam Parks convinced Manyak, a basketball teammate, to try volleyball that the future of the Oak Park High volleyball team began to materialize. As eighth-graders the trio led the Spectrum Volleyball Club U-14 squad to a third-place finish […]

Political Cartoon



Going bananas at the grocery store

Single Files

It all started with a recent visit to the produce aisle at my local grocery store. I nearly went bananas over a sign nestled among a display of scattered bananas that said, “Pick me. I’m single.” Of course, I couldn’t help but notice the connection to my own state of singleness. After that, I started noticing lots of singletons in […]

Changes in store at The Oaks mall




Retailers are looking for a bigger bite of the apple at The Oaks. Some mall residents—like the Apple store—are expanding or hope to expand, while a handful of new businesses are slated to open their doors before the end of the year. “There’s a lot going on,” said Aaron Spector, mall property manager. “Apple is doubling its square footage and […]

These teams make the grade

CIF-Southern Section honors best and brightest for academic prowess



There’s a winner and loser in every game. That’s sports. That’s life. Sometimes we get wrapped up in the endgame: the final score, the game winning shot, the stat sheet, the champion, the goat. There’s more to sports than just the game. There’s more to student-athletes than just the athlete. The CIF-Southern Section honored the top high school teams and […]

Time for kickoff



As a lifelong Los Angeles Rams fan, I was very happy to hear that the Rams are moving their offices to California’s greatest city. They must have figured out what we have known since 1989, that Agoura Hills is a great place to work and live. Over the years I have heard that we call Agoura High School the Chargers […]


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