Two sides square off in Agoura Village Cornerstone dispute

Lawsuit says development received inadequate environmental review

A March 13 trial date has been set to determine whether the developer of Cornerstone—the first big project approved for Agoura Village in Agoura Hills—should take additional steps to protect native trees and plants at the site and preserve Chumash archaeological findings that are there. The 116,000-square-foot development at Cornell and Agoura roads calls for the construction of seven buildings […]

Raising funds for Wounded Warriors

The efforts of six friends to raise money for a Wounded Warrior project were recognized last month in Mammoth Lakes. Jen and Ken Roberts of Newbury Park, Hamid and Cortney Sadraie of Westlake Village and Brett and Andrea Darrington of Topanga host a fundraiser, Bravery Uncorked, every year and donate the proceeds to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra for the building […]

Parents take time out

The City of Agoura Hills will offer Time Out for Parents classes from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 5 through April 25 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Parents of 3- to 5-year-olds can take advantage of some time out while their kids participate in story time, art, science experiments and […]

Signing day is special for these three Chargers

CONTINUOUS THUNDER—Three Agoura High boys’ water polo players signed scholarships to continue playing the sport for Division I teams. From left, Sean Rosenberg, utility, will attend UC Santa Barbara; Sam Royal, 2-meter defender, will attend San Jose State; and Aaron Arias, guard, will attend Long Beach State. The three Chargers started playing the sport together in middle school with the […]

A scared community discusses school shootings

Parents want change

Fifty-three days into 2018, America has experienced at least seven major school shootings. The number is more than double that when a broader definition is used to quantify the kind of violence that has rocked the country’s campuses this year. In the days following the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., voices in […]

Mountaineer’s talk shows what’s possible

Extreme mountain skier and climber Hilaree O’Neill will recount tough decisions she had to make as leader of an expedition to summit Hkakabo Razi in Myanmar (formerly Burma) in a program at 8 p.m. Fri., March 9 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. In fall 2014, a five-person team from National Geographic set […]

Get a sneak peek of Pinnacle at Wood Ranch townhome condos

Century Communities’ model will be open for viewing this Saturday, Feb. 24

Century Communities has announced Pinnacle at Wood Ranch, a master-planned community in Simi Valley. Century Communities will be building 37 two-story, townhome style condominiums with square footage of 1,717 to 2,582. The homes will have three to five bedrooms, two to three baths and two-car garages. While the models are set for completion in June, Century Communities will give potential […]

Soccer stars win state cup

REELING AND ROCKING—The Real So Cal U-9 Girls North Ranch White Team won the Cal South Governors State Cup Championship. The girls’ soccer team entered the tournament with an 11-1-1 record. Pictured in the back row, from left, are Emerson Adams, Aleah Nunez Ruiz, Ailany Cortez, Madison Bradbury, Lana Lucas, Joyce Hanley and head coach Tony Cortez. Front row: Paxton […]

Popular piano teacher victim in Westlake murder-suicide

A piano teacher whose dedication to her students was appreciated immensely by families across the Conejo Valley became the victim of an apparent murder-suicide Feb. 16 at her home in Westlake Village. An elderly man and his wife were found shot to death at their home in the 31400 block of Glenbridge Road atop the Westlake Trails neighborhood. The Los […]

The trimming of trees is an art unto itself

On the Trail

It’s a funny thing about trees: Left to shift in their natural state in wildland parks, they may grow exceedingly tall, wide and shaggy. Limbs may snap in the wind, leaving jagged stubs. Wildfires may scorch trunks. In landscaped community parks, the hand of man is more often evident. Sometimes the hand is heavy, guilty of what we tree huggers […]