Agoura challenger says time for a change


Deborah Klein Lopez, a candidate for Agoura Hills City Council, is hitting the streets and talking to people. To date, she has knocked on more than 1,000 doors in Agoura Hills as part of her campaign to fill the seat of Mayor Bill Koehler, who announced his departure from the council earlier this year. Incumbents Harry Schwarz and Denis Weber […]

Conejo Valley festival celebrates pride

TIED TOGETHER—Above, Cal Lutheran University students, from left, Alisha Hernandez of Temple City, Tiarra Ray from Ventura and Katelyn Swanson of Roseville show off the costume pearls and ties they received from Gregory Stahr of Unity of the Oaks during the Conejo Valley Pride Festival on Sept. 22. At right, Thousand Oaks resident Gabe Lauren gets a kiss from Stahr […]

Lion has it made in the shade

GROOVY—Oaks Christian High girls’ golfer Gabby Gonzalez uses an umbrella for shade during a match against Simi Valley at Los Robles Greens Golf Course last month.

Kinko’s founder to speak at CLU

Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea will discuss the philosophy he credits for his success in business and life at the next event in Cal Lutheran University’s Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. Orfalea will give a presentation titled “Own It: Thinking Like an Owner in Business and Life” at 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 3, in Lundring Events Center on the university’s Thousand Oaks campus, […]

Deconstructing our local streams

It’s bone dry out there, nary a drop of water in sight, but that doesn’t mean our local streams should be ignored and left unprotected. Locally, Medea and Las Virgenes creeks trickle valiantly despite the scorching sun and remain a key part of the Malibu Creek watershed, the riparian habitat that feeds the ocean. As our cities grew over the […]

Has big ax to grind at LAX

Hot Flashes

Oh sorry, my pea brain has been distracted by another task and I haven’t been able to bore you with my useless thoughts. But I’m free and easy again, job finished after multiple trips into the dregs of L.A., and here’s what consumes me: I know the code to every Starbucks’ WC on the trail. Pacing potty stop to potty […]

CIF-SS releases basketball postseason divisions

The CIF-Southern Section released playoff divisions for winter high school sports teams. Boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer and girls’ water polo postseason divisions are set. Wrestling will be established after Oct. 2. Oak Park and Calabasas boys’ basketball teams are the only two locals in the Division 1 fray. According to the Los Angeles Times, Calabasas recently […]

Home cooking

COME ON IN—Vintage Grocers follows up its Malibu and Westlake locations with the Sept. 22 opening of its newest store at Palisades Village in Pacific Palisades. Like the Westlake Promenade, Palisades is a Rick Caruso development. The high-end neighborhood center opened to the public last weekend. Vintage Grocers came to the Conejo Valley in 2017. Owner Paige Laurie started her […]


Giving peace some chants

YOUNG SONGSTERS—Above, 13-year-old Agoura Hills concert pianist Bella Medrano, center— with her friends the Setareh sisters, Daniela, 10, left, and Kayla, 12—on the red carpet during the UN International Day of Peace Concert and Expo on Sept. 21 at the Performing Arts Education Center in Agoura Hills. At right, event organizer Kristy Corwin (left) and singer Ává Bowers are joined […]