2017-06-15 E-Edition

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Chabad honors Mayor Weber

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE—Rabbi Moshe Bryski from the Chabad of the Conejo, left, and longtime friend Denis Weber, mayor of Agoura Hills, enjoy a moment at the Chabad’s June 11 gala fundraiser. Weber was the guest of honor at the Four Seasons Westlake Village event. Titled Leaders, Heroes and Lamplighters, the evening included dinner, entertainment and a tribute to Weber and other […]

Getting dressed isn’t their strongest suit

Hot Flashes

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s game time for graduations, certifications, conjugations, obliterations, absolutions and baseball playoffs. From the flowery fields in Fillmore to courtyards in Camarillo, it’s an epidemic, I tell ya. Come September, as they say in the “Shark Tank,” “I’m out.” Just put an umbrella over my head and one in the glass I’m holding and I’ll […]

Westlake grads rejoice

OH HAPPY DAY—Left, Matthew Wolff, standing, receives congratulations from Bill Culpepper after receiving his diploma. Above, Madison Goff sneaks a peek at the audience during Westlake High School’s 38th annual commencement ceremony on June 8 at the football stadium.

Pet of the week

RUB-A-DUB-DUB—Lucy is a female brown shorthair Chihuahua about 3 years old. She really enjoys belly rubs. If you would like to adopt Lucy ask for ID No. A5075050 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Westlake Village making plans for big Fourth

Activities include pancake breakfast, games, fireworks

Westlake Village will offer plenty of activities on Tues., July 4. The day will begin with the Boy Scout Troop No. 752 pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the former Westlake Village hospital site at 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road. Individual tickets are $5 and a family package is $20. Residents of all ages can participate in the 48th annual Westlake […]

Dad says you two are better than U2

Family Man

I’ve been married almost 17 years, and I know my wife is not materialistic. For Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays, she doesn’t want much. She’s more into the thought and love behind a gift than the price. Still, I like to buy her something on special occasions. Something good. Something fun. Sometimes, however, I can’t buy much. Those mischievous […]



Olivia Bleidner Singing, acting and creative writing are the driving forces for Olivia Bleidner, who will attend UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies for Writing and Literature. An aspiring television and film writer, Olivia participated in five theater product ions at CHS. She was a member of the Theater Arts Club and the varsity ComedySportz team. She sang with […]

Snake avoidance class available for dogs

Mountains Restoration Trust’s last rattlesnake avoidance training clinic of the year will be Sat. and Sun., July 1 and 2 at Golden Heart Ranch, 3190 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. This training will help dogs learn to sense when a rattlesnake is near and how to avoid it. Participants must preregister and pay for their pets before attending the clinic. […]

TV show goes on school district radar

Harsh topics come to life

The popular Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” has school administrators and parents worried. Why? The story line includes rape, girl-on-girl bullying and other depictions of what goes on at many schools throughout the nation. The show centers around a teenage girl’s suicide and the tapes she leaves behind for the people who played a role in her decision to end […]