Local liberals and conservatives do battle over social media posts

Council member attacked for views

The past year has been fraught with political divisiveness, the kind of polarization so deep that it was felt even at the local level. The ease with which people, both in and out of the public eye, can make their views known on social media has complicated matters. At the Dec. 5 Agoura Hills City Council meeting, Liberty Canyon resident […]

Time keeps on slippin’ into the future

Single Files

It sucks to be reminded of my age. As far as I’m concerned, I’m still the young, energetic lass I’ve always been, although my face seems to belie that fact. Why is it that I seem to be the only one anymore who can see my inner youth, full of enthusiasm for adventure and joy for life? Just the other […]


THURS., JAN. 4 Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. Contact: Jeff Goldstein. Phone: 805. 358.6162. SAT., JAN. 6 Thousand Oaks AAUW 9 a.m. at Stella’s Gourmet Restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Informal small group coffee and chat. Interested women can learn more about the group’s community work. Web: aauwto-ca.aauw.net. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Dec. 18 someone broke into a Lexus parked outside the Woodranch restaurant on Cornell Road. The thief shattered the rear driver’s side window and stole an envelope containing $2,500 in cash. A person stole a $300 box of clock parts that had been delivered to a home on Conejo View Drive on Dec. 14. The package was […]

Song circles

Songmakers hosts free acoustic music song circles for instrumentalists, singers, songwriters and listeners of all ability level. For more information or addresses, contact the listed leader or go to Songmakers.org. Agoura Hills Acoustic Music Club from 6 to 10 p.m. Tues., Jan. 16 in a private home. Potluck dinner or feed the kitty at 6 p.m. Song circle from 7 […]

Developing young leaders at Reagan Library

COMMENTARY Youth leadership

Children are our future, and the Reagan Library in Simi Valley is working to help youths learn how to lead. On Nov. 11, in collaboration with the Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, the library presented the Reagan Leadership Summit 2017. The inaugural summit for young adults ages 15 to 25 sold out with over 400 attendees. “Our goal is to extend […]

New dog park, YMCA highlight 2017 in Westlake

YEAR IN REVIEW /// Westlake Village

Westlake Village had a productive 2017, with several major construction projects undertaken and new legislation passed. In August, the city began building its first dog park. The 1.2-acre park will be at the corner of Oak Crest Drive and Agoura Road and is expected to open this summer. Efforts continue to complete the new Westlake Village YMCA, but financing for […]

Bang a gong, ring those chimes

On the Trail

There’s something charming about wind chimes, as long as they don’t ring too tinny or drown out the songbirds’ vocalizing. I’m nuts for chimes, but you can go overboard way too easily. I had a Thousand Oaks neighbor who dangled 17 different chimes from the edge of her patio cover. Aside from the fact that her husband and most guests […]

Sports leagues are open

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s winter coed Jr. NBA basketball leagues for ages 3 through 12. The eight-week session will run from Jan. 28 through March 25 at the Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 2100 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Evaluation Day is planned for Sun., Jan. 21 to assess […]

Crash course at Agoura High School

WRONG WAY—Deputies arrested James Daly in March after he drove his car onto the high schoolfield and allegedly tried to hit members of the baseball team. Daly was an ‘87 AHS graduate.