Fleas shouldn’t ruin your pet’s life

This is the first in a three-part series about critters big and small that can threaten your pet. I’m asked all the time what I use for flea control. My cats are indoor only, but that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes bring in a flea from outside. I am not endorsing any products here, simply explaining what is available and […]

Try to live in the moment, student says

Oak Park High School graduation is Thurs., May 24, and as senior student Sunaina Nigam prepares to leave school and travel abroad to take part in Boston University’s London Program, she felt moved to write this farewell letter to her classmates. We think the advice is excellent. Since it’s nearly impossible to summarize the importance of high school in just […]

Lockdown follows burglary

A residential burglary in the Peacock Ridge neighborhood in Agoura Hills Tuesday led to a temporary lockdown at the nearby Yerba Buena Elementary School. A spokesperson for the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said authorities were called around 12:40 p.m. after two suspects broke into a home on Vets Court, one-half mile from the school. “The suspects fled before we arrived; […]

Rotary rolls out casino night

The Rotary Clubs of Woodland Hills and Calabasas will hold a Casino Nite and Texas hold ’em poker tournament at 5 p.m. Sun., June 3 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Event proceeds will be used in the fight against child sex trafficking. The average age of a child who is involved in sex trafficking is 12 […]

Pet of the Week

SWEET BOY—Dakota is a male black and white Italian mastiff mix about 7 years old. He is sweet and loves people. If you would like to adopt Dakota ask for ID No. A4277447at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Scholarships for equestrians

For the third consecutive year, the Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse Club is offering scholarships to graduating seniors to help with their college expenses. The scholarships are open to all young equestrians, regardless of what breed of horse they ride or discipline they participate in. Applicants must be residents of Ventura or Los Angeles counties. The scholarships will be presented […]

Area code gets called to duty

Soon, Ventura County residents will be forced to reprogram their iPhones and Androids—and even their old-school land lines that have speed dial. On June 2, calls from one 805 area-code number to another will require dialing 805 in addition to the seven-digit number. This means any saved automatic-dial numbers programmed into phones (without 805) will have to be updated. The […]

Bibliophiles in the basement

In the era of online shopping and corporate retail, small businesses are becoming an increasing rarity. Independent bookstores, especially, find it hard to compete, which makes Agoura Hills’ thriving Book Cellar even more impressive. A treasure trove of used books for 50 cents to $2, the Book Cellar is in the basement of the Agoura Hills Library and is only […]

Los Robles unveils new name, logo

Los Robles Regional Medical Center—formerly Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center— has unveiled a new logo and a name change that more accurately reflects the vision of the medical center: “to be the most trusted resource for health, and a regional destination for care.” Given Los Robles’ rapid growth over the last decade with the acquisition of Thousand Oaks Surgical […]

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Agoura ChargersFri., May 18: ComedySportz/black box/6 p.m.Sat., May 19: Senior prom/7 p.m.Mon., May 21: Student councilinstallation/10:30 a.m.Senior solos/main stage/7 p.m.Wed., May 23: Music concert/main stage/7 p.m.Thurs., May 24: Senior gradbash/Universal Studios Calabasas CoyotesFri., May 18: Dance team auditions/ dance room/3:30 to 7 p.m.Sat., May 19: Dance team auditions/ 8 a.m. to noonMon., May 21: Dance 3 auditions/dance room/3:30 to 7:30 […]