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 […]

Letter to the City Council

After witnessing all public hearings on the Canyon Oaks project in Calabasas, I sent this email to the city council members: “David Shapiro and Alicia Weintraub, as a previous supporter of both your campaigns, it pains me that I supported you based on your recent council performances and specifically on the Canyon Oaks project. “In regards to Fred Gaines, I’m […]

Teamwork pays off

Three seniors in a race to graduate

Students in driver’ seat of modified BMW

Adam Ferla of Calabasas, Nick Matta of Malibu and Marius Jatulis of Oak Park put a little pizzazz into their senior year at high school. The three Oaks Christian students rolled up their sleeves and transformed a stock, 1997 BMW 328i with 170,000 miles into a machine capable of serious track driving. The students presented the car as their senior […]

Questions new water billing

By now all customers of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District are familiar with the recent changeover to a monthly billing system. However, I would hazard a guess that very few customers are aware that this new policy allows the district to assess a usage surcharge, even in situations where customers remain at or under their allotted water budgets and […]

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