After fire, comes rain

Experts from Ventura County’s Office of Emergency Services and Public Works Agency will host a Flood and Mud Preparedness Event and Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Dec. 8 at the Oak Park High School pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road. The free public event is open to all Ventura County residents. The speakers will share information about how homeowners […]

Dog meets rain, dog hates rain


Adopting a dog from the animal shelter can be risky business, akin to impulsively marrying a blind date and hoping for the best. Unless you’re adopting a puppy, there’s usually no way of knowing an animal’s true history. I’m now into one clueless year with the older dog I adopted from the Agoura Animal Care Center, and everything’s a surprise […]

At the library

The Agoura Hills Library offers the following free programs at 29901 Ladyface Court. Used book donations to the Book Cellar help fund library programs. For large collection pick-up, call (818) 584-7219. For more information on library events, call (818) 889- 2278 or visit lacountylibrary.org/ agoura-hills-library. Linnea Richards leads Music in Motion for babies and toddlers ages 9 months to 2 […]

Necklace a symbol of strength

Fox Fine Jewelry is giving away a free diamond necklace to any person whose home or business was burned in the Woolsey or Hill fires. Free necklaces may be ordered by phone or in person. They must be picked up in person with a photo ID showing the burned address. Pieces are limited to one free necklace per burned home […]

Love-hate relationship with the shopping mall

As the holidays approach, the retail experience is heating up and so are trips to the mall. Often we object when shopping centers are built on land we’d rather see left as open space—and we gnash our teeth at having to deal with the traffic and parking problems that accompany the holiday mall experience. Yet, build it and they will […]

New veterinarian in town

Dr. Brandon Heikes has joined the team at Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital. After working at other veterinary hospitals in the area, Heikes joined Caring Hands because of shared philosophies with the staff. A native Californian, Heikes attended Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by an 18-month residency at the University of Missouri. Along with Heikes’ love of animals, […]

Tickets for Pompeii show

The Ventura County Library is offering an opportunity for patrons to obtain discount codes and enter to win free tickets for Pompeii: The Exhibition at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Participation in ticket drawings is free and open to the public. Patrons can use promotional code LIBRARYMEMBER for $3 off admission through April 21, 2019. For details, stop by […]

Boys & Girls Clubs names new board member

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley recently added Lorraine Crawford as a board of governors member. Crawford has worked as an executive in the financial services industry for 30 years, specifically in the private banking and wealth management arena. Her experience includes financial planning, trust and investment advisory, insurance planning and commercial/personal lending. She serves as senior […]


Pet of the week

BITTEN BY THE TRAVEL BUG— Unexpected circumstances forced this boy named Banks to travel from Downey to Agoura to Malibu and back to Agoura, where he was then evacuated to Baldwin Park and finally sent back to Agoura. The 4-year-old deserves happiness in a home of his own. Meet Banks, ID No. 5221111 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, […]

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