Hadassah welcomes new members

K’helah Shel Nashim is looking for interested women who would like to join. Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a Jewish volunteer women’s organization. Founded in 1912, it is one of the largest international Jewish organizations in the U.S. K’helah Shel Nashim began as seven friends sitting around the table discussing how they could do more in the […]

Bring out good memories at next family gathering

Other Side of 50

As we age, our memories seem more significant, and more vivid. Holidays are a great time for sharing memories. At our holiday events we inevitably end up in fits of laughter, holding our sides and wiping away tears. Some of our stories get retold each year. Like the time my dad was using a blowtorch to remove the paint from […]

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 […]

Contraband found at rural Agoura home

Deputies arrested an Agoura man after large quantities of drugs and weapons were reportedly found in his car and home. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Sean Mulvey, 47, had been involved with illegal narcotics sales to residents in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Deputies obtained a warrant to search his home in the 2300 block of Laguna Circle Drive […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks

Name-calling on both sides

Matthew Toomey equates the enormity of calling Melania Trump a “mail-order bride” to calling a black person, specifically Barack Obama, the N-word. Hardly. The hateful term is used to demean and belittle a race of people that was enslaved by whites in this country for more than 200 years and suffered prejudice another 150 years since the end of slavery. […]

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 […]

New technology could prevent holiday DUI

Picture a New Year’s Eve sometime in the future. A driver gets behind the wheel of his car after downing one too many holiday toasts. But the car won’t let him drive off. Instead, an onboard system in the vehicle detects that the driver’s blood alcohol level is above the legal limit and keeps the car from starting. Although the […]

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 […]

New year brings changes in driving laws and minimum wage

Minimum wages, cellphones, firearms and ride-sharing are among the areas affected by the new state laws for 2017. The state’s lowest-paid workers will get a raise starting Jan. 1 when the minimum wage moves to $10.50 per hour, and the upward trend won’t stop there. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this year making California the first state to […]

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