2017-12-28

Bookstore bonanza

LOVE OF READING—Children from the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley participate in the 11th annual Cooper Reading Challenge at Barnes & Noble in Calabasas. Created by author Marty Cooper in 2007, the challenge encourages children to share his love of books. The kids qualify by reading and writing a report on an age-appropriate book of their choice. […]

Time of the season

YEAR IN REVIEW /// The best of 2017


Another year has come and gone. How did it go by so fast? Before the music fades and dancing ceases, now is as good a time as any to reflect on the great sports moments in Acorn country . . . at least those we can squeeze like lightly smoked sardines into a top-10 tin can. Narrowing this list down […]

Foreclosures still a problem

Agoura home a poster child for loans gone bad


Home foreclosures aren’t as common as they were at the height of the banking crisis in 2010, but they haven’t gone away entirely. The national foreclosure rate has dropped almost to what it was before the 2008 market crash, according to CoreLogic, a company that monitors the mortgage industry. The foreclosure rate, which is the share of all loans in […]

Local au pairs go on a safety outing

LEARNING THE ROPES—A group of 18 au pairs who work in the Conejo Valley and Camarillo attend a Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention training at Fire Station 144 in Westlake Village on Nov. 5. The training is part of the Cultural Care Au Pair organization’s ongoing Continuing Safety Education Program, which requires local childcare consultants to review safety education […]

Bolts of azure

Chargers hope to contend in rugged Marmonte League



The local powerhouse girls’ soccer programs aren’t the only ones falling victim to the new U.S. Girls’ Soccer Development Academy. Agoura High, a team that managed to place third in a stacked Marmonte League last winter, entered this season without five starters from last year’s team due to an academy rule that prohibits public school athletes from competing for their […]


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