2018-04-26

5-Star rings in a winner with musical

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’


With bells ringing, 5-Star Theatricals’ production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” made its debut April 20 in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, delivering a deliciously vibrant blend of tragedy and opulence. “Hunchback” is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, based in part on Disney’s acclaimed 1996 animated feature, which included a score by Broadway mainstays […]

Chargers announce hall of fame class

Ojai Tennis Tournament, Cal Cup for field hockey and Cal Lutheran football in the news

Chargers, take a bow. Four Agoura High graduates— Noelle Hagenburger, Peter Kurzeka, Jennifer Whelcher Middleton and Michelle Smith—will have their names inscribed in the school’s athletics hall of fame. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Sat., May 12 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course in Thousand Oaks. Hagenburger, who now goes by Noelle Rooke, is a 1991 grad […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A $3,000 bicycle was stolen between 8:30 and 8:35 p.m. April 12 from outside a business on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The bike was locked up but the thief cut the lock. A thief broke into a truck parked outside Vons on Kanan Road on April 9 and stole a dolly, radio, safety box and a hook worth $400. […]

Platt Library opera talk and reading

The Friends of Platt Library will host the following free activities at 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. L.A. Opera talk at 6:15 p.m. Tues., May 8 featuring a representative of the opera company, who will discuss the upcoming performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The company says the play is more than a cornerstone of the opera repertoire; it’s also one […]

Today’s demographics have created shift in real estate market

COMMENTARY /// Issues and solutions

Years ago, when the local communities were in the planning stages, the demographics were very different from what they are today. Most potential buyers were young families who found an abundance of new housing that their incomes could support. Now they are seniors, and many cannot afford to sell their homes because of the tax structure. Today’s young families cannot […]

Local is a winner of Lennon song writing contest

Alexandria Paris Williams, a young musician who lives in Cornell in rural Agoura, won a grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her song, “No Place Like Home” in the children’s category. She advances to the next stage of the competition. Alexandria wrote the song last year when she was 11, together with her mother, Nitanee. The girl […]

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Helping out

The City of Agoura Hills will run its fifth annual Community Service Days event from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., May 5 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive. The event brings citizens and groups together with their neighbors in various community improvement projects. Volunteers will be involved in projects from planting, trash pick-up, painting railings in parts of Old […]

Scandinavian fest a Nordic-style celebration

Century 21 sales associate in top 1 percent

Century 21 LLC has recognized sales associate Christy Rueckert with the Double Centurion Producer Award for outstanding sales production in 2017. The award is given to sales associates who are among the top 1 percent of real estate professionals nationwide. Rueckert is the 2017 top volume agent for the Camarillo office of Century 21 Troop Real Estate. She has received […]


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