2016-06-30 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills A thief stole a U.S. passport, a $100 pair of sunglasses and $10 in cash from an unlocked car parked near a home on Wheelhouse Lane June 16. A burglar stole $900 worth of Chinese currency from a home on Lost Springs Drive June 14. Someone stole $275 worth of sound equipment and a $10 vehicle registration from […]

Future leaders in the making

REAL-LIFE LEARNING—Karen Malatesta, director of the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (center), with students Spandana Muskula from Agoura High and Jonah Goldberg from Calabasas High. The trio gave a presentation about the foundation’s Youth Leadership Program at the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meeting June 14. The program helps high school students to develop leadership skills through real-world […]

From classical to disco


Declare your independence from fireworks injuries

Chances are you’ve already started to hear the boom and crack of fireworks being set off by eager Fourth of July revelers. Just to be clear, fireworks are illegal— even on the Fourth of July—in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Oak Park and surrounding unincorporated areas. Those caught launching fireworks could have to pay a hefty fine. Forget the money; […]

Saddle up and join the Paint Horse Club

The Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse Club was formed in Simi Valley in 1984 to promote the breed to people interested in owning, riding and breeding horses. It became a regional club of the American Paint Horse Association of Fort Worth, Texas, and covers Ventura and Los Angeles counties. In addition to horse shows, members hold education clinics on the […]

A Yardbirds ‘60s revival

A history of The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and other rock ’n’ roll trivia

Not all ’60s rock ’n’ roll groups were built around the personality of a Hendrix, a Morrison or a Joplin. Some groups—like the one with Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr, and those guys named Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young—were fantastic foursomes that endured through the ages. Other bands morphed in and out of stardom with a number of different frontmen. […]


Local cities ranked best in SoCal

Agoura Hills comes in second place, Calabasas listed at number nine

The cities of Agoura Hills and Calabasas along with Santa Susana Knolls, an unincorporated area of Ventura County in Simi Valley, were named among the 12 best places to live in Southern California by AreaVibes, an organization that assigns “livability scores” to rate the best places to live in America. Agoura Hills came in second on the list because of […]

Temple goes easy on the pocketbook

Temple Ner Simcha is taking a leap of faith. The 3-year-old synagogue based in Westlake Village announced last week that it would no longer charge membership dues or for tickets to attend High Holiday services—a break from a long-held, non-Orthodox tradition in the United States. “The idea for us is every Jew is part of the community and every Jew […]