Chabad gala to honor Mayor Weber

Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber will be the guest of honor at the Chabad of the Conejo’s annual gala banquet Sun., June 11 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. Billed as a Celebration of Leaders, Heroes and Lamplighters, the program will present entertainment and inspiration in tribute to the six-term mayor and longest-serving City Council member. Weber was elected to […]

Parcel subdivision adds to frustration over Liberty Canyon development

Both ends of the road hit with construction

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission approved a request to subdivide a 4.2-acre commercial parcel at the northwest corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura roads into three separate lots. An existing office on the site was built in 1989. The change will allow the property owner, Strategic Acquisitions LLC, to obtain funding so it can complete two new buildings that are […]

Firefighters, large and small

FUN+SAFETY—The sixth annual Fire Services and Public Safety Day on May 20 in Agoura Hills brings out both big and little firefighters and safety buffs of all kinds. The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Los Angeles County Fire Department sponsored the day. At left, James Fields, 8, looks sharp in his firefighter suit. Below, Henry Dale, 4, […]

Father-in-law has the chicken soupfix

Family Man

I got the flu that’s going around, so my wife made a call to her dad. Within 15 minutes, he was at our doorstep with a package. How does he manage to keep his freezer stocked with homemade chicken soup at all times? Last month, my wife’s friend was sick and my father-in-law was on the spot with the soup. […]

Fun in the sun can lead to burn, baby, burn

COMMENTARY /// Skin cancer

As the weather gets warmer, we’re going to be spending more time in the sun. At the beach, going to games or just enjoying the great outdoors, the longer we are in the sun, the more we are exposed to its ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can increase the risk for skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a great […]

Readers share their most meaningful Bible verses

Roots of Faith

A previous column on memorizing Scripture, in which I asked readers to share their favorite Bible verses, brought some responses. The favorite verse of L.F. of Simi Valley is Psalm 119.11: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” (NIV). L.F. says the verse “reminds me that I need the Holy Scriptures and […]

Ships ahoy, club is open

SAIL AWAY—At left and below, Westlake Yacht Club officials open their 2017 sailing season on May 20 at the Landing at Westlake Lake with a ceremony for members and guests. The yacht club was founded in 1969. Visit www.westlakeyc.org.

Love Run fuels Meals on Wheels

Funding losses, or even the possibility of disappearing grants, can make any nonprofit feel like the roof is caving in, but for one local organization, the worry is as much literal as it is figurative. Senior Concerns provides resources for the elderly and their families, including day care for adults with memory loss and/ or dementia. The nonprofit is stuck […]


Agoura Hills The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. To fund these and other programs, patrons can donate used books to the library or Book Cellar. For large collection pickup, call (818) 584-7219. For more information about activities, call (818) 889-2278. Tues., June 6 at 5 p.m., the Summer Movie Screening Series begins with […]

Conejo relay puts cancer on notice

FIGHTING SPIRIT—Above from left, Thousand Oaks residents Jennette Pilcher, Emily Freund and Gina Smurthwaite walk the survivor lap May 20 during the Relay For Life of Conejo Valley at Conejo Creek South Park in Thousand Oaks. Freund is a cancer survivor. Left, others join in the survivor lap at the annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Participants formed […]