2017-04-13 E-Edition

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Stalled YMCA renews fundraising push

You build it, they will come, the famous movie line says. But that’s not always the case. Two years after main construction was completed, the new Triunfo YMCA building in Westlake Village sits empty, but the organization has renewed its fundraising campaign in the hope that the 60,000-square-foot family sports complex at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road can […]

Hogan Foundation to recognize its many volunteers

The Newbury Park-based Hogan Family Foundation will recognize its 150 volunteers who have collectively contributed more than 10,000 hours of their time to benefit the community in the past year during National Volunteer Week, April 23 through 29. The foundation operates a number of humanitarian, civic and educational programs throughout Ventura County with the help of its volunteer corps. This […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., April 14: Last day of spring break-no school Tues., April 18: AP pre-administration/ main stage/7:50 a.m. Wed., April 19: AP pre-administration/ main stage/7:50 a.m. Senior meeting/8:45 a.m. PFC meeting/public library/9 a.m. Thurs., April 20: AP pre-administration/ main stage/7:50 a.m. IBPA/G building/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 14: Last day of spring break-no school Oak Park Eagles Fri., […]

Responding to first responders

As the fire that would eventually scorch 97,000 acres of El Dorado County in September 2014 bore down both sides of the mountain valley where he stood, fire chief Corey Rose left his vehicle on the bridge where it was parked and lowered himself into the Rubicon River below. As the heat intensified and the flames licked closer, the Thousand […]

State’s economic edge slips

The economic advantage California enjoys historically over the rest of the nation historically is slipping away, a new report says. Matthew Fienup, executive director of the Cal Lutheran Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF), predicts more slow growth for the U.S. and state economies. And in California, the economy will only expand between 2 and 3 percent this year, […]

Dialogue on the power of the presidency

KCLU Radio will host a community conversation about the power of the presidency from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 20 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The program is free to attend. “A Nation Engaged: Power and the Presidency” will begin with a panel discussion featuring National Public Radio correspondent Wade Goodwyn; Hoover Institution research fellow […]


Jacob Jay Finch of Agoura Hills made the 2016 autumn quarter dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash. The following local residents were named to dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Emerson College: Emily Kramer of Calabasas, a media arts production major; Laura Porat of Agoura Hills, an animation and motion media major; and Wylie Anderson […]

Easter brings new life and power

Roots of Faith

As Lent winds down, Christians are preparing for Easter, the high point of the church year that began in the dark and chill of winter (Christmas) but now bursts with life in a new season. Why do we commemorate Easter in the spring? Various internet sites claim that Easter was appropriated from a pagan spring holiday for a goddess named […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 300 in damage slashing the rear and front tires of a car parked on Canwood Street March 24. A burglar stole a $500 laptop and a $100 backpack from a vehicle parked near The Canyon club in the 28900 block of Agoura Road March 17. The culprit caused $400 in damage shattering two windows […]