Water district contest honors local students

Winner says ‘Save every last drop’

Twelve students were honored as finalists in the 2018 Las Virgenes Municipal Water District annual Water Awareness Student Art Contest at a ceremony during the district’s board of directors meeting May 22. All posters centered on the importance of water in daily life and what the budding artists consider to be “water heroes.” The winning artworks were selected from more […]

Irwin leader in 44th

With a decisive vote Tuesday, locals have narrowed the race for California’s 44th District Assembly to two. Appearing on the November ballot will be incumbent Democrat Jacqui Irwin and Republican attorney Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy. Democrat Robert Zelinsky, a chiropractor from Oak Park, finished a distant third. Irwin, earning 51 percent of the primary vote, is running on her record of addressing […]

In honor of all seniors

INSPIRATION ON THE RUN—Pete Petersons, shown at right with his wife, Joyce, gave a presentation May 31 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center in honor of May as Older Americans Month. Petersons spoke about growing up in Latvia, an idyllic life until 1940 when the country was invaded by successions of Soviet and Nazi troops. After fleeing to Germany and […]

The unkindest coot of all

It’s probably not fair for humans to critique how wildlife raise their young. It’s not as if we don’t hear harrowing tales of aberrant behavior on the part of human parents. Still, it’s hard to stand mute while a drama unfolds before you, in this case among coots on a lake in rural Agoura. Chicken-shaped, coots are black with white […]

Or Ami graduates stand tall

CHILDREN OF THE COVENANT—Twelfth-graders of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas celebrate their confirmation, a ceremony affirming their commitment to the Jewish religion. From left are: Canto Doug Cotler, youth program manager Jen Quick, Ethan Cameron, Aviva Hollander, Ethan Epstein, Steven Suffin, Maya Weiss, Jacqueline Osborn, Amanda Front and Rabbi Paul Kipnes.

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