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Bolts have won CIF-SS record 145 straight Marmonte League games

One way or another, the streak will end this year. Agoura High’s girls’water polo team has won a CIF-Southern Section record 145 consecutive Marmonte League games. The section will no longer recognize the streak when the Chargers, who last lost a Marmonte outing in February 2004, migrate into the Coastal Canyon League next season. The Chargers (6-2 overall, 3-0 in […]

Dogged by unfriendly family pet

Family Man

Dog is not man’s best friend My dog is a stalker. He follows my wife everywhere. If she’s on the couch, he lays at her feet. When we go to bed, he goes to her side. Even when she goes to the bathroom, our loyal beagle waits outside the door. He’ll barge in if she doesn’t close the door all […]

Brown vs. Weber

I read the article regarding Larry Brown and Mayor Weber and was astounded that the mayor “bristles at the idea that he supports hateful agendas.” Really? Being against the S.P.L.C. alone tells me that the mayor is out of touch with reality. The S.P.L.C. is on the frontline of exposing hate groups, e.g., neo-nazis, white supremacists and the list goes […]

Picture perfect

The air up there

Conejo Valley’s Cole Seely is one of top pro riders in supercross circuit

As a child and a fan of off-road motorcycle races, nosebleed seats sufficed for Cole Seely. These days, Seely has the best seat in the house—the driver’s seat. Born in Westlake Village and raised in Newbury Park, Seely hasn’t missed an American Motorcyclist Association Supercross Series event at Angel Stadium since he was 10. Now in his ninth year as […]

Things to know about reverse mortgages that could help your retirement

COMMENTARY /// Home finance

Ten-thousand people a day are turning 62. Did you know that 62 is the minimum required age to take out a reverse mortgage? What was once considered a loan of last resort, today’s reverse mortgages are much different than their predecessors. Interest rates and costs for reverse mortgages are much lower. There is a financial assessment in place ensuring that […]

Try a little tenderness

With the new year upon us, many people are thinking about resolutions. Some common ones are to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthily or find balance and simplicity in daily life. But what if we all made a resolution to practice more love and kindness toward everyone, including ourselves? Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in […]

Comedy benefit

Nothing funny about Alzheimer’s —except this show

The Alzheimer’s Comedy Initiative of the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central chapter will host its inaugural Alzheimer’s benefit comedy show from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 28 in the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The family-friendly performance is titled “There’s Nothing Funny About Alzheimer’s, Except This Show.” The lineup will feature […]

This is her time

Longtime best supporting actor gets top billing with first-place Chargers

Megan Lee is in the spotlight, finally. As someone who has started four seasons at point guard for Agoura High’s basketball team, Lee gracefully played supporting roles to older players, including Emily Cangelosi, now at UC San Diego, and Jazz Been, who stars for Biola University. Those days are over. Lee is the star. Lee is in charge. “Now this […]


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