Wishing resort fees were a last resort?

Flying Squirrel

Remember the good ol’ days when you could check a piece of luggage without breaking out your credit card to pay a $25 fee? Yes, there was a time (pre- 2008) when your bags flew for free. Then American Airlines became the first legacy airline to charge a fee for something that used to be free. Other airlines quickly followed, […]

Pet of the week

LET’S PLAY!—Spice is a 6-year-old black and white German Shepherd mix. She is very playful, energetic and an overall happy dog. Spice likes to play with toys and entertain herself with them. To adopt Spice, ask for ID No. A4686197 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Before visiting the shelter, check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov to see if Spice has […]

Grandson’s betrayal threatens couple’s home


Sitting on a hillside under towering pine and eucalyptus trees is the home Hank and Helen Kawecki have lived in for 56 years. But it might not be theirs for much longer. The Kaweckis, both in their late 80s, have received foreclosure notices on the 2,000-squarefoot, mid-century post-and-beam house they bought directly from the builder. In what they call the […]

Sterling keeps the rock ‘n’ roll coming

Lance Sterling, owner of The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, is spreading the word: Old rockers never die—they just shake off the dust, tune their strings and keeping on truckin’. Sterling has turned The Canyon into one of the nation’s premier venues for vintage rock ’n’ roll and R&B acts that baby boomers and Gen-Xers can’t get enough of. Think […]

The face of war

ON EXHIBIT—This piece, titled “Dog Face” drawn by Howard Brodie (1915 to 2010) during the Korean War, is one of a collection of works on exhibit at the Conejo Valley Art Museum through July 24. Brodie was a reporter during his stint in the US Army and later became a court reporter. His works are in the Library of Congress. […]

Fun and learning at outdoor Shabbat

Busy campaign season coming to Oak Park

The filing period opens July 18 for candidates interested in representing the unincorporated community of Oak Park on several local and regional public panels. The election is Nov. 8. Two seats will be wide open on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). Positions are also available on the boards of Triunfo Sanitation District, Oak Park Unified, Rancho Simi Recreation […]

Harvey Norman Miller

December 24, 1940 – July 3, 2016

Club wins award from Ventura County Fair

Handweavers and spinners guild is honored at luncheon

The Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild was recently honored at a luncheon for the club’s longterm participation in the annual Ventura County Fair. The superintendents of the Agriculture Building, where exhibits have taken place since 1996, presented the guild with the Spotlight on Volunteers Award. The guild began its partnership with the fair in 1970 when the club was […]

Temple welcomes new rabbi

Temple Aliyah recently hired Rabbi Benjamin Goldstein as the new second rabbi. Goldstein spent the last five years as the spiritual leader of Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim in Cranford, N.J. He is a graduate of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of American Jewish University in Los Angeles. While living in Los Angeles, Goldstein worked for three years at […]

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