2016-12-29 E-Edition

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New high school classes offer students chance to be super sleuths, fitness buffs

Several new courses being proposed at Agoura High School triggered vigorous debate at a recent Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meeting. One of them, a proposed forensic science class, gives students the opportunity to become scientific super sleuths starting in fall 2017. The class will challenge students to analyze high-profile case studies of sensational crimes, including Dr. […]

Eagle Scout takes flight

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Dec. 17 for Anthony Rocco Caruso (Rocky) of Boy Scout Troop 127, Agoura Hills, at Brookside Elementary School. Over 115 guests attended the Court of Honor including Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber, who also spoke at the event, and Troop 127 Scoutmaster Goeff Gunn. Speakers also included Derek Povah, Pamela Jarecky, Coach […]

Pet of the week

PICK ME!—Hank is an altered male orange tabby domestic short-haired mix about 12 years old. He is a sweet boy who gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Hank ask for ID No. A4996963 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// animalcare. lacounty. gov before […]

These pups have all the right moves

There’s a rather lazy pup I know who usually leaves all the hard toil involved in dog park activities to his brother pup. They’re full brothers from the same spaniel-beagle litter, differing in just about every way: color, pattern of blotches and speckles, personality. Their great love for one another is their common ground, and they play madly together around […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks

City Council green lights Coty Cosmetics for east Calabasas

Should the city allow commercial research and development to take place in an office building next to private homes? Calabasas officials debated that question last week as they considered a request from a major international cosmetics firm to establish its headquarters on the east side of Calabasas. The City Council voted 3-2 to allow Coty Cosmetics Inc. to move operations […]

Join the drum circle

Master drummer and Ifa priest Ayo Adeyemi will lead a drum circle at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 4 at the Center for Spiritual Living Westlake Village, 880 Hampshire Road. The program is free, and the public is invited. Adeyemi was initiated into the craft of devotional drumming in 1955. Taught by Yoruban Master Drummer Oliuidigo, he later toured with African […]

Ride On participants trailblaze into 2017

Therapeutic horsemanship taught to adults and kids with disabilities

Jim Faust gripped the horn of his saddle as his horse, Dante, plodded along the dusty streets of the western town, passing an old wooden building marked “Sheriff” and then moseying out into the chaparral-covered countryside. The 49-year-old Thousand Oaks resident was one of about 80 riders who explored the trails of Paramount Ranch in an event held by Ride […]

What to do with holiday waste

commentary /// Eye on the Environment

’Twas the week after Christmas and in curbside carts Were trees of Christmas past, cut up in parts. If you miss the free day of collection from your street You may end up with pine needles in your car’s back seat As you go to a drop-off to dispose a tree whole But you can also pick up some mulch […]