Church leader learns life lessons along historic pilgrimage path

The Rev. Mike Harbert was tired and sore. His right leg was swollen and his body felt like Jell-O after he’d walked more than 200 miles through the mountainsides of France and Spain. The interim senior pastor at Moorpark Presbyterian Church was at the point halfway of his monthlong journey along the Camino de Santiago, a nearly 500-mile religious pilgrimage […]

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Pet of the week

TURBO-CHARGED—Turbo is housebroken, has a goofy personality, adores humans, and can’t get enough belly rubs! His ears and soft brown eyes add to his yumminess. If you would like to adopt Turbo ask for ID No. A5155275 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care […]

Man’s quick action saved life

My kids and I were at Pick Up Stix last Friday night. We had just started to eat when my 11-year-old started to gag. I thought he had gotten a hold of a pepper or a flavor he didn’t like; however, he continued gagging and then abruptly stood up sticking his fingers in his mouth trying to grab whatever it […]

Rabbi to share stories

Rabbi Gershon Weissman will speak on the topic “Blessings from Jerusalem! Stories of a Resilient People” at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 16 at a private home in Agoura Hills. Weissman, who is from Jerusalem, Israel, is a former rabbi of Temple Beth Haverim and The New Shul of the Conejo Weissman and his wife, Sheva, made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) […]

Go pro, bro

Acorn stars still burn bright in NFL, Canadian circuits

High school football season is around the corner. Gridiron fans should be excited to see the local prep athletes in action: They could be getting an early glimpse at some future professional stars. Acorn country has a horde of former local prep standouts competing in the NFL and the Canadian Football League. Cassius Marsh, a defensive end who graduated from […]

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Hot days, cool water

Officials in town to examine delivery capability

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid one of the hottest summers on record. How the district keeps the tap open and manages the resource that allows every person to stay alive has become a topic of utmost concern. Last week, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and state Sen. Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) […]

Understanding the Jewish eruv

Though I do not belong to the Jewish community and did not even know what an eruv was, I set out to find what, why, where and by whom it was desired. I was happy to take the time to educate myself on why there is such passion on both sides of the issue. Their religious expression should be respected, […]

Growing the seed of faith with Bible heroes

Roots of Faith

One of my favorite movies is “Galaxy Quest,” about the real-life actors of a canceled sci-fi TV series. On the show, whenever the situation looked dire, Commander Peter Quincy Taggart (Tim Allen) urged his crew on with the words, “Never give up! Never surrender!” The Bible likewise encourages believers with hope. Hebrews chapter 11 is a Faith Hall of Fame […]

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