Trump vs. Iran

Even before he began his campaign for the presidency, Trump criticized the Iran deal for not meaningfully deterring the country from developing nuclear weapons. The deal, for example, insulated Iran from Western action as long as no one uncovered evidence of it violating the deal’s provisions. We think, however, that the president’s primary motivation in leaving the deal was a […]

Holocaust survivor speaks at Reagan Library

Man, 96, still
haunted by camps

James Bachner grew up in a loving home in Berlin and had dreams of becoming a doctor some day. But his aspirations were crushed in 1940, when the 18-year-old Bachner, who had fled to Poland with his parents and brother, was snatched from his home and taken to a concentration camp, the now 96-year-old Thousand Oaks resident told about 900 […]

In Loving Memory B L U E

On May 15, 2018, Blue passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving owners. Blue came into our lives in the winter of 2001 from a shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was volunteering to transport animals from the kill shelter to a pop up adoption center in Park City about 40 miles away. It was a few […]

Music galore at St. Max

St. Maximilian Kolbe Music Ministry will present “Journeysong,” a concert celebrating the parish’s 25th anniversary, at 7 p.m. Fri., June 1 at the church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The performance will include the church’s Adult Choir, Youth Music Ensemble, Junior Choristers and featured soloists accompanied by a professional 16-piece orchestra. A reception with wine and […]

Developer friend

I attended the City Council meeting held on May 9, and I urge all Agourans to watch it streamed on the City of Agoura Hills website. You will behold the epic hubris of perennial Councilman Denis Weber’s tortured search for reasons why he alone believes it would be an undo hardship to ask the poor developers to consider input from […]

5K benefits Las Virgenes schools

Pet of the Week

Program for young adults

Summer Young Adult Nights, open to Catholics and non-Catholics, will have an inaugural meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., May 24 at Saint Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake. Individuals ages 18 to 39 are welcome to gather for dinner and prayer. Future meetings will be determined. To reserve a seat or for details, email Paul Maxey, a seminarian […]

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Topanga folk fest features fiddlers, families and fun

58th annual music fest/contest is a hit