2017-01-12

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Man who gave statue to cancer group speaks out



When the Wellness Center angel disappeared, I was in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs with a younger brother, Donovan, enjoying a Thanksgiving vacation. While in the desert, it was very important to me to take Donovan to experience the Cancer Survivors Park near Palm Springs. The wonderful park has meant a lot to my late wife, Jacqueline, and me. The […]

Sharing photos the old-fashioned way

Flying Squirrel

We’re 12 days into the new year, and I have a question for you. How many resolutions do you still have? When it comes to travel, many people start the year with an obvious one. See more, do more, visit new places, try new things. Be more adventurous, more curious. Those are all good resolutions. Maybe you’re already planning a […]

CLU exhibit to feature portraits of women



Cal Lutheran University will present a free exhibit titled “Rebecca Campbell: You Are Here” from Jan. 20 through April 6 in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture in the Soiland Humanities Center at 120 Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus. Campbell will demonstrate her portrait painting technique from 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. […]

New member joins board of governors for kids’ club



WELCOME—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has named Jennifer Vides to its board of governors. Vides is vice president of marketing and communications for PBS SoCal KOCE. Vides has directed marketing departments at national retailers such as Hot Topic and Gymboree as well as global public firms such as Burson-Marsteller and Weber Shandwick. Vides was director of […]

Unhappy with changes to Triunfo Park



If you haven’t been in a while, please visit Triunfo Park and see its destruction due to the removal of huge swaths of grass. The park is an important community asset and used by many hundreds of people every day. Families enjoy picnics and reunions; sports teams use it to practice; home-school groups meet there regularly; dog owners use it […]

Experts study new way to help tree growth using portable reservoirs



The Calabasas-based AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps is taking part in a tree-planting experiment in the Santa Monica Mountains. NCCC is field-testing a new technology that allows for the more effective planting of trees in arid soils. The so-called Cocoon technology was introduced by Land Life Company, a private Dutch firm. Cocoon testing is taking place in an area of […]

Rocker enters the world of kids’ literature




Musician, composer, producer and author Marc Ferrari of Agoura Hills recently turned to children’s literature and offers a new heartwarming tale for time-challenged kids and their parents. His new book, “Don’t Dilly Dally, Silly Sally,” features a joyful, energetic little girl who is always late, despite everyone’s prodding. When she misses an event that was important to her, she finally […]

At the Library



The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. For more information or to RSVP for programs, call (818) 889-2278. Book donations to the Book Cellar or library help fund these and other programs. For large collection pick-up, call (818) 584 7219. Sat., Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m., Rowan Harrison will lead […]

Agoura Village plan not ready for prime time



The long-awaited envisioned project called Agoura Village, which is called the Gateway to Santa Monica Mountains, has been submitted for approval. It will be at the corner of Cornell and Agoura roads. This is an opportunity to showcase our city and our open space. Beautiful mountains and open space are what Agoura Hills represents, but the proposed project will make […]


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