Wants help for hit-and-run

I live in Palmdale and I was on my way to work on Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving. I was traveling northbound on the 101 Freeway just past the Las Virgenes Road overpass when my black Chrysler 200S was hit from the rear by a grey Mazda sedan. My car spun out of control and flipped over several times […]

Wonderful day for a compliment

Last Saturday night I went to see the movie about a tiny glimpse into the man Fred Rogers. My kids grew up watching and loving this complex but simple, homey sweet man. My kids, as millions of kids, grew up with this special man a part of their lives. On occasion I also was exposed to lessons of life, which […]

About Jesus and Christmas

I was rushing out of work last week at an office building in Calabasas where many Jews reside and work when a large Christmas tree was coming through the doors. It felt a little like the running of the bulls, except without the hope that I’d be gored by a steer and put out of my misery. This is a […]

Advice on school curriculum

I want my kids to be aware of others who may believe, feel or do differently than them. I want them to be accepting. Three things I want from a curriculum: schools to teach things that are factual, age-appropriate and transparent, and offer opt-out options. Example: What defines one’s sexuality? Does a guy being interested in choir make him gay? […]


Agoura Hills On Nov. 27 someone broke into a car parked on Chesebro Road by smashing the driver’s window, causing $250 in damage. The thief stole a backpack that contained a laptop, driver’s license, Social Security card, and debit and credit cards. The stolen items were worth $1,325. A vandal used a black marker to write on a bathroom stall […]

Agoura Hills reimbursed for fire damaged

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services recently announced the approval of $164,180 in reimbursements to help the City of Agoura Hills cover the costs of emergency protective measures undertaken to protect the public from potential flooding due to Woolsey fire damage. The $164,000 in reimbursements include: $91,840 for services including flood patrol watches in most problem areas of the […]

Upbeat holiday concert kicks off the season

The Westlake High School Choir, directed by Amy Rolniak, presented its annual holiday concert last weekend, making a joyful noise with an eclectic array of sacred and secular songs in a program titled “Run, Rudy, Run!” The shows were staged Dec. 5 to 7 in the school’s Carpenter Family Theater. Since taking over for longtime WHS choir director Alan Rose […]

John Brian Courcier

John Brian Courcier died peacefully November 10, 2019, in Santa Barbara, California. He was 93. He was surrounded by family and in the loving care of Serenity House the last days of his life. Brian was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles to John Lawrence “Bud” Courcier and Irene “Nene” Courcier, living his early years in their family home […]

Westlake’s in the holiday spirit

Residents join the fourth annual Sing-A-Long event at The Shoppes at Westlake Village on Dec. 8

Stealth jet sticks landing at Reagan Library

Shrouded in secrecy and nearly impossible to track once in flight, the F-117 fighter jet was the beginning of a new era of aerial combat for the U.S. military. Known as the Nighthawk, the F-117 was a stealth fighter designed to reflect radar waves and was bolstered by the use of radar-absorbing material. Because it was expected to operate at […]