2018-03-01

More about the mountain lions

Would Paul Scrivano be as horrified observing the grisly fates of “breathing, warm-blooded” animals inside slaughterhouses that provide the flesh humans sink their teeth into as he is contemplating the predatory behavior of mountain lions enclosed by urbanization? Likely not. If these majestic big cats are nothing more than “vicious killing machines,” as he suggests, what does that say about […]

Team of Triebold and Iverson join Dilbeck

The team of C&M Real Estate, Carolyn Triebold and Merilee Iverson, have recently joined the Dilbeck Estates Westlake Village office. However, Dilbeck is planning to place them as the cornerstone agents of the new Camarillo office in the Plaza at Mission Oaks. The agents both come to Dilbeck with 14 years of experience in the Ventura County real estate market, […]

New Purim play is revolutionary



David Shukiar is cantor of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. But in addition to composer, arranger, conductor and leader of the temple choir, Shukiar is also the creator of “Chamilton: A Purim Shpiel,” (a Purim play), based on songs from Lin- Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash “Hamilton,” which he adapted last year for the Jewish holiday. “Chamilton” (the “ch” is […]

Time for change

It’s time for moderate Republicans and Democrats to join hands, leave their respective parties and become independents. Both sides have been taken over by extremists and neither party is working for the good of our country. The only way to really take back our government is to band together and find candidates that truly represent the will of the majority. […]

Remodeled Agoura Hills home faces a greenbelt

This house features a remodeled pool and spa, grassy area, built-in barbecue with a cooktop, a large patio overhang and a view. This remodeled Agoura Hills home is on a cul-de-sac and faces a greenbelt. The house has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2,430 square feet. Open and airy and painted in neutral tones, the home has been remodeled with […]

Rabbi brings messages of support to families of Parkland victims

Rabbi Yitzchak Sapochkinsky of Westlake Village visited the families of students killed in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting on Feb. 18. He brought along letters of encouragement and sympathy from teenagers in the Conejo Valley. As the rabbi of Chabad of Westlake Village, Sapochkinsky said he was in contact with his Chabad colleagues moments after the shooting occurred. “On Wednesday, […]

It takes water to fight fire

PARTNERS—As part of an ongoing celebration honoring the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s 60 years of service, the water board is recognizing its various partners in the community, including the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Chief Anthony Williams, third from right, recently received a plaque.

Upgraded Oakridge Estates residence has three fireplaces

This Oakridge Estates home in Newbury Park has five bedrooms and three baths and is approximately 2,967 square feet. The living room has a fireplace. There is a formal dining room, and there are plantation shutters throughout. The upgraded kitchen has a center island, walk-in pantry, Corion counters and upgraded appliances. The family room has a fireplace and mirrored wet […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., March 2: Community service fair/10:15 a.m. Love 146 benefit concert/G building/5:30 p.m. Sat., March 3: Garage sale drop-off Mon., March 5: Dance team meeting/faculty dining room/6 p.m. Thurs., March 8: LVUSD Band Festival/performing arts education center/8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., March 2: Girls’ basketball banquet/multipurpose room/5:30 p.m. Wed., March 7: Senior class information session/performing […]

Just say no to grass

Calabasas urges drought-tolerant, ‘smart’ gardens


The American Dream typically involves a two-car garage and a sizable lawn for the kids to play on. The problem is, depending on where in America the dreamer lives, that lawn might not be feasible. Many Southern California residents concerned with the state’s ongoing drought are taking steps to replace their water-hungry lawns with native, drought-tolerant plants. The City of […]


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