Pet of the week

ONE-EYED POOCH—Joker is an male black and tan miniature Pinscher about 3 years old. He is full of energy and very engaging. He is also good with kids. If you would like to adopt Joker ask for ID No. A5114245 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting […]

Wants Agoura flop house cleaned up

As Thomas Jefferson once said, “Government is best which governs least.” Unfortunately, I have been unable after months of trying to get the assistance of our county government officials to correct an enormous problem that exists on my street in the unincorporated area of Agoura. There is an abandoned house located three houses from my address that has been either […]

At the Library

The Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way will present the following free programs in December. For more information, visit cityofcalabasas.com/library or call (818) 225-7616. The library will be closed: Sat., Dec. 9; Sat. to Tues., Dec. 23 through 26; and will close at 3 p.m. Fri., Dec. 29 and remain closed through Mon., Jan. 1. Yoga and You program […]

Wise words from the street lamp owl


It’s good advice to watch your back, even if you’re in a well-lit deserted Westlake Village shopping plaza after hours. You never know what may emerge from the shadows or drop out of the sky. My little dog and I were ambling back to the car after a late night grocery run when a large winged being was spied atop […]

Decries GOP hypocrisy on tax plan

After approving the most bloated budget in history, Congressman Steve Knight voted with California’s enemies on a tax plan to limit our income tax, property tax and mortgage interest deductions. This will hike our taxes and drop our property values. Those with excessive student loan, healthcare and wildfire— but not hurricane—expenses will also lose. Prominent Republicans Issa, McClintock and Rohrabacher […]

Song circles for December

Songmakers hosts free acoustic music song circles throughout the area for singers, instrumentalists, singer/ songwriters and listeners at all levels of ability. For more information and addresses, call the respective circle leader or go to Songmakers.org. Agoura Hills Acoustic Music Club will host a song circle and potluck dinner Tues., Dec. 19 in a private home. Potluck dinner or feed […]

Turn on the bright lights

Lions will try to win their eighth section title in program history

It’s all part of the mythology now. Oaks Christian High’s football team trailed Upland by three touchdowns in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 semifinals last weekend. Upland was in the red zone, at the 15-yard line, ready to extinguish the Lions and their season. Upland didn’t score on that drive, and Oaks Christian rallied for a 31-24 win on Nov. […]

Gas tax revisited

I read your recent article regarding the new gas tax and DMV fee increases which took effect on Nov. 1. Rob McCarthy’s article was very informative and straight forward. I enjoyed reading it. However, it did leave me with a couple of questions. It appears that the gas taxes collected in the past years have been regularly diverted by Sacramento […]

Harbor to light up for holidays

Tons of snow available for play at park

Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard will kick off the holidays with its 52nd annual Parade of Lights from noon to 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9. Santa Claus and his reindeer will ride through the sky at 7 p.m. to mark the beginning of the parade of decorated boats, starting in front of Peninsula Park and heading to the Main Channel. […]

Gone too soon

Brenden Daley, who had stint with Atlanta Falcons in NFL, dies at age 26

Brenden Daley lived and breathed football. In the spring, Daley helped Ventura College football players prepare for the upcoming season as the Pirates’ strength and conditioning coach. When the former Moorpark High and University of Hawaii linebacker got an offer to play for the Bismarck Bucks in the Champions Indoor Football League in June, he jumped at the chance to […]