Manson debacle

The news that Charles Manson, one of the most vicious, depraved and infamous killers, has died in prison at the ripe old age of 83 causes me to wonder how many millions of dollars have been spent over the past nearly half-century to keep him alive and provide for his needs and desires. These include legal representation for his trial […]

Bah, humbug to this year’s turkey

Family Man

There will be no turkey this Christmas. My side of the family usually serves manicotti for Christmas. And my wife knows it. But before we get to Christmas, let’s go back to Thanksgiving. A couple days before, my wife brought up how she saw a tow truck towing . . . a tow truck. And she laughed hysterically. No one […]

Pet of the Week

LAP CAT—Bear is a male black domestic medium hair cat about 17 years old. He is playful and good with other cats. If you would like to adopt Bear ask for ID No. A5127165 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.

Agoura Hills will spiff up Kanan

Several members of the Agoura Hills City Council came to Kanan Road Nov. 29 wearing hard hats and wielding official gold-toned ceremonial shovels to break ground on the city’s Kanan Road landscaping upgrades from Idle Drive to the northern border of the city The medians have been maintained by the Morrison Ranch Homeowners Association for more than 35 years, but […]

Cruises and cocoa

California Sleigh Rides have been cruising Ventura Harbor for 35 years to take guests on a trip to see decorated boats and homes. Cruises include holiday music and lights and a free hot chocolate and cookies on board. A cash bar is available. Two cruises run rain or shine from 5:45 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:48 p.m. Dec. […]

Tips to keep pets safe during holidays

Rich foods are a no-no

The winter holidays have arrived. Here are a few tips to help keep pets safe during this festive season. Plan in advance. Make sure you know how to get to a 24/7 emergency veterinary clinic before an emergency arises. Avoid offering human foods to pets, as some can be harmful. Some foods, including chocolate, raisins, grapes, onion, bread dough, baked […]

Fred Gaines back as Calabasas mayor

Mary Sue Maurer ended her third term as mayor of Calabasas at a City Council meeting on Nov. 29. She resumed her role as a City Council member and voted with the rest of the council to elect Mayor Pro-Tem Fred Gaines to lead the city. Councilmember David Shapiro was elected to serve as the new mayor pro-tem. This is […]

Fight fraud by guarding Medicare card

If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent healthcare fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card. Identity theft arising from stolen Medicare numbers is becoming more common so Medicare is in the process of removing Social Security numbers from its cards and replacing them with a new, unique number for each […]

Invest in Ideas that Matters Most to You

If you’re seeking the ability to align your financial goals with personal values and social concerns that are important to you, social-impact investing may be a consideration for your portfolio. Some of the terms commonly used to describe social-impact investing include: socially responsible; sustainable; values-based; ethical; green; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG); and impact. While the goals are generally the […]

Three friends who live to give

The holiday season is a time for giving, but George Annino of Oak Park doesn’t wait for the Christmas lights to go up to show his altruistic side. For the past 30 years, Annino has directed various community efforts in the collection of food, blankets, clothes and anything else he can give to individuals and families in need. He’s founded […]