2017-02-09

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Cornerstone of the city



On March 8 at 6 p.m., the Agoura Hills City Council meeting will be required to have a new hearing on the proposed Cornerstone development on the southeast corner of Agoura and Cornell roads. The best way to view this beautiful site is to stand on Agoura Road across from the Agoura/ Cornell intersection. Cornerstone proposes seven, two- and three-story […]

Few low-wage earners claim earned income tax credits

Volunteer assistance centers can provide help

Although households in California with incomes of $53,500 or less can qualify for tax refunds of $2,000 or more by claiming the federal earned income tax credit on their tax returns, only one out of five eligible workers claims the benefit, state officials said. The California Department of Community Services and Development on Jan. 27 highlighted Earned Income Tax Credit […]

German artist’s watercolors on exhibit at university



Cal Lutheran University’s William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art will present watercolor paintings by German artist Christof Mascher through April 6 north of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus. Titled “five leaves left,” the 12 watercolor works were inspired by imagery from Mascher’s youth, including children’s book illustrations, Scandinavian landscapes, video games and movie stills. Growing […]

Unfair criticism



The public overstatements as to Trump’s order slowing down the flood of unknowns till they are properly checked out are breathtaking in their stupidity. It’s not a ban on all Muslims or a religion. After the hiccups in enforcement the first few days, it is clearly a wise move. This ban is something many administrations have done, including Obama, and […]

Creating change with loose change

Girl’s fundraiser seeks to enrich the lives of military kids


A little change can go a long way in making a difference in people’s lives. Savannah Knapp, a fifth-grader at Oaks Christian School, understands that. Last May she launched a fundraising campaign called “Go Change Me” to help children of military personnel attend summer camp for free at her school. “Change adds up,” the 10-yearold said. “Imagine the feeling someone […]

Cancer survivor fights back with healthy recipe cookbook




One month before she was diagnosed with fallopian tube cancer at the age of 52, Pam Braun had no idea she had the disease. “I didn’t even have a doctor up until then because I’d been pretty healthy,” said Braun, now 65. But her main symptom—extreme fatigue—made her think something was seriously wrong. She was right. Braun was diagnosed with […]

New members join Oak Park panels




Directors of the Triunfo Sanitation District chose Susan Pan, a deputy director for the Ventura County Public Works Agency’s water and sanitation department, to fill a seat that was vacated by board member Mike McReynolds. McReynolds recommended Pan because of her knowledge and experience in the planning, designing and construction of water and wastewater facilities. “Susan is highly qualified, knowledgeable […]

Book launch for Oak Park author



A book launch and storytime for the new publication “The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat” will be held at 2 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 at Barnes and Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. All ages are welcome. The book by Oak Park resident Barbara Bietz and illustrated by John Kanzler was picked by the Sydney Taylor Book Awards committee […]

Community gives



SAVING LIVES—Itamar Harari of Agoura Hills is one of about 150 residents who came to the Jan. 29 Chai Drive For Life blood drive hosted by Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura Hills. The drive collected 104 pints of blood and 20 new names listed on the bone marrow registry. The event was held for Oak Park resident Carrie Greenberg, […]


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