Nasty politics

It’s so amazing how someone can rant on about how bad Trump is without giving a fair rant about Clinton. How can it be that the most corrupt politician ever to run for president won the popular vote? The people went against the establishment because they are sick of the corruption. I most certainly would be in prison if I […]

Inside stuff

Defending league champion Lions must fend off Agoura, other girls’ basketball squads

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Instead of stuffing their guts with Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie and other goodies, local high school girls’ basketball players are ready to feast on foes on the hardwood. Competition in the Marmonte League remains stiffer than Aunt Sally’s cornbread. Oaks Christian hasn’t lost a league game in its first two seasons in the […]

Blessing all the beasts

PRAYERS FOR POOCHES AND PETS—Above, Hondo, ridden by Jules Rodriguez of Newbury Park, receives a blessing from Larry Lindsay during the fourth annual Blessing of the Animals on Nov. 13 at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church in Newbury Park. Steven Chase of Newbury Park and his steed Ace await their turn. Right, Pastor Matt Elam of Monte Vista Presbyterian Church prays […]

Former mayors worried about size of wildlife crossing

Guest opinion

As former Agoura Hills mayors, we have always recognized the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and wildlife as part of our city’s identity and key to its semi-rural character. Our wildlife is endangered by the barrier created by the 101 Freeway. For mountain lions, this has led to inbreeding that puts their very survival in jeopardy. Many have been […]

Elbaum, Diaz lead way

Veterans guide inexperienced Charger boys’ basketball team

Twelve players graduated from the Chargers’ roster last year. Only two are back. Matthew Elbaum and Chris Diaz are three-year varsity veterans for Agoura High’s boys’ basketball team. The Chargers don’t just need Elbaum and Diaz to play well, they need the senior leaders and honors students to elevate the rest of the squad, too. “Matt and Chris need to […]

Certification for veterinarian

Terry Honer, DVM, a veterinarian from Thousand Oaks, has successfully maintained certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners specializing in canine and feline practice. The board requires diplomates to maintain certification every 10 years. This process demonstrates that diplomates have kept up with changes and advancements in veterinary practice. Diplomates must take and pass an examination […]

Local Muslims undaunted by Trump backlash

‘We’re used to these kind of things’

While a rise in hate crimes has been observed in other parts of the country since the election of Donald Trump, some local Muslims say they are feeling accepted—not rejected—in the wake of the presidential outcome. “It’s a lot of support. . . . People are very concerned (since the election), and they want to know how we are doing,” […]

Victory march

Warriors celebrate CIF-Southern Section Northern Division girls’ golf team title

The girls decided it was their time to rule the links. Westlake High is renowned for dominating the boys’ golf circuit, but the Warrior girls’ golfers secured their own piece of history this season. The Warriors won the CIFSouthern Section Northern Division Team title at Los Robles Greens Golf Course on Oct. 31. Westlake, which shot a 378, edged out […]

Pet of the week

GOOD GIRL—Nala is a female brown and black German shepherd about 4 years old. She is sweet but should be the only dog in the house and is not good with small children. If you would like to adopt Nala, ask for ID No. A4866829 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, […]

It takes two to tango

Westlake Village woman teaches classes at her studio

Tango is a bridge for communication, a vibrant and playful dance that brings people together and allows partners to know one another intimately, says Daniela Arcuri, a professional tango dancer and choreographer who teaches the Argentinian dance to local residents so they, too, can appreciate its beauty and sensuality. The tango originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the late 1800s. […]