Roly-poly dove just trying to keep warm

Late one cold winter’s afternoon, I pulled into a parking spot at the Westlake Village Library on Oak Crest Drive. I was so chilled I lingered inside my toasty car a bit. Through the windshield I spied the weirdest looking bird. It vaguely resembled a mourning dove, but its body was enormously plumped out. Its plumage looked like it had […]

St. Bonnie hires Henney

Reality is stranger than fiction. Former Westlake High football head coach Tony Henney, who was fired from his post with the Warriors after only two seasons, has been hired to lead St. Bonaventure. Westlake and St. Bonnie are Marmonte League rivals. Henney, who won three straight CIF-Southern Section titles guiding Nordhoff and Trabuco Hills, helped the Warriors beat St. Bonaventure […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a duffel bag containing $4,000 worth of clothing, six pairs of shoes valued at $2,500, as well as a pair of handcuffs and a handgun holster from a vehicle parked on Agoura Road Jan. 8. The thief caused $600 in damage shattering a window to get into the car. Someone caused $ 200 in damage […]

Senior ombudsman program keeps elder-care industry in check

Advocates make regular inspections of nursing homes

Sylvia Taylor-Stein was inspired by her own family’s experiences when she launched a crusade five years ago against what was the “go-to” practice in nursing homes of using drugs to calm agitated Alzheimer’s patients. Her uncle, aunt and paternal grandmother all suffered from dementia, said Taylor-Stein, executive director of Long Term Care Services of Ventura County Inc. “My uncle would […]

Pet of the week

SWEETIE—Tazzie is a female black and orange domestic longhair mix about 11 years old. She is a very social cat that is good with young children and other cats. She is also litter box trained. To adopt Tazzie, ask for ID No. A4978740 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Check http://animalcare.lacounty. gov before visiting the shelter.

The Stingrays in a nutshell

The Agoura Stingrays, a nonprofit organization that promotes aquatic sports for students with special needs, return for their second season on Feb. 5 at Agoura High. The team consists of local high school athletes coached by Charger alumni and student volunteers. Practices are every Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. The season runs until June 11. For information, email AgouraStingrays@gmail.com […]

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