2018-02-08

Not a cougar problem, but a people problem

If you look at the statistics, I believe we are the predators stalking animals. We take away their habitats and just want them to magically leave their homes that we have taken away. How about taking a little responsibility ourselves? We live in their habitat, leave our garbage outside, and let our pets roam freely. The title of your mountain […]

Arnold Don Abravanel

Arnold Don Abravanel, 83, of Brooklyn, New York, passed away February 3, 2018 in Westlake Village, California. The main focus of Arnold’s life was being a fantastic Husband, Father, Grandfather and Partner. He leaves behind his sons Jack, David and Russell along with Daughter-In-Law Robin, Grandchildren Hannah, Issac and Kyle as well as Great Grand Children Patrick and Lucas as […]

Students reach out in art competition



Student creativity was rewarded at Agoura High School after nine students claimed recognition for their artistic submissions in this year’s PTA Reflections contest. Three of the nine students earned the Award of Excellence for their submissions in the categories of visual arts, photography and special literature: Jacob Adivi, Dillyn Gold and Maxwell Diamond. Their work will advance to the state […]

A blues-bustin’ 4-legged valentine

A love story to a canine


It’s astounding the way beings, as emotional as humans are, can believe they’re capable of shutting off the ability to love. Yet such was my resolve after the passing of my first dog following 14 fabulous years together. Surely a person could be an attentive pet owner while keeping a distance—putting the wounded heart on ice, so to speak, and […]

‘Dirty tactics’

You have to hand it to the Democrats for throwing another wrench in the works regarding the memo from the GOP, which shows wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her supporters at the top of the FBI and Justice Department. To confuse the public into thinking that the GOP hasn’t given the public the full story on how a FISA warrant […]

Kiwanis sports bonanza

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will launch a major fundraiser with help from Cal Lutheran University and the Southeast Ventura County YMCA. The club will host its inaugural Youth Sports Extravaganza/ Give Back Games—a day of athletic competitions for youths ages 6 and 18—from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., March 24 at CLU in Thousand Oaks. Basketball, football […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 9: Lip sync/G building/ 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 14: Club rush/main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 15: AIDS-HIV assembly Dodgeball tournament/gym/6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 9: Every 15 Minutes committee meeting/multipurpose room/12:42 to 1:22 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10: ACT/8 a.m. Mon., Feb. 12: Dance boosters/ lecture hall/6:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 13: Sophomore night/ Chipotle […]

New cubs at the zoo

Two new Bengal Tiger cubs recently took up residency at America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. On Jan. 10, the zoo staff, students, and trainers welcomed 5-month-old Neil. In Jan. 27, 5-month-old Karma arrived. Neil was confiscated by wildlife authorities and rescued from an unlicensed facility. The young tiger eats four to five pounds of meat per day and gets […]

Agoura Hills Oaks in danger

We have growing concerns that our city plans to increase freeway bypass traffic on Agoura and Kanan roads to accommodate people who don’t live here. The city’s plan is cut down more mature, healthy, majestic native oak trees on Agoura Road. The oaks don’t make the road unsafe, just scenic and an important habitat for wildlife. They make a statement […]

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