The battle against opioid addiction a long, difficult fight

It was the spring of 1980 when 13-year-old Cari Lightner was killed by a drunk driver in a suburb outside Sacramento. Her mother, Candy Lightner, would go on to found Mothers Against Drunk Driving in the campaign to raise awareness about the many people of all ages who are killed daily in DUI-related accidents. Over the ensuing decade, MADD put […]

Veterans Day 2017

Canine murmurs delight


Leave it to the movies to tackle subjects like the communication between species, as done in the 2016 film “Arrival.” I have a dog whose language skills are rather intriguing to me. She’s a “murmurer,” kind of a tongue-twisting title. Well, actually she’s a beagle- Jack Russell cross, and she murmurs. Not in her sleep, and not in expressing a […]



Honoring those who serve

VETERANS DAY—Right, seventh- grader Makayla MacLean displays the red, white and blue during the singing of the national anthem at the annual Vets Day ceremony Nov. 9 at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. Below, Navy Ensign Rodger Chartrand meets the students following the ceremony. Veterans Day fell on Saturday this year, so many schools opted to commemorate the holiday […]

Pet of the week

ONE BLUE EYE, ONE BROWN—Susky is a female brown German shepherd about 7 years old. She is a sweet dog. If you would like to adopt Susky ask for ID No. A5119068 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare. l a count y. g ov before visiting the shelter.

2017-11-16 E-Edition

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Leaf them alone

I’m replying to an earlier letter concerning leaf-blower noise in the community. Here on the north end of Chesebro Road in Old Agoura, where it’s supposedly rural and animal-loving peacefulness, it is not. We have folks that I believe have leaf phobia—intolerance and fear of leaves on the ground. Is there anyone out there in this grand city of ours […]

Chester’s Asia puts new wow factor into Chinese cuisine

Acorn Epicurean

As a longtime fan of Chester’s Asia in Camarillo, I’m always delighted when I get to go there for work. It’s definitely a labor of love having the opportunity to sample so many goodies from the extensive menu of Chinese food that’s been wowing customers since 1963. The “wow factor” starts right at the front door when you leave the […]

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