April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Westlake Plaza tree removal stirs anger among residents

Amid fallout over the removal of scores of protected trees at Westlake Plaza in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, the plaza owner has agreed to save up to four landmark sycamore trees scheduled to be chopped down as part of a $25-million renovat More...

Health & Wellness

Teen athlete meets his challenge

School event will help raise funds for medical research

Athletics once defined Max Horland as a student at Agoura High School. Not anymore. Max, a 16-year-old junior, almost died on Oct. 20, 2013. More...

Health-conscious community likes to play it safe

FEELING FINE—Above, Christine Fryer and Rebecca Henry check the blood pressure of Westlake Village resident Gary Codon during Community Health Expo IV at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on April 12. At right, Dr. More...

Schools

Realtors taking applications for scholarships

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors will award four scholarships of $2,500 each to graduating seniors from accredited high schools within the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors boundaries. More...

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 18: Spring recess-no school through Fri., April 25 Sat., April 19: Kids Helping Kids Street Fair/1 to 6 p.m. Kids Helping Kids benefit concert/performing arts education center/6:30 p.m. More...

CLU scholars

The eighth annual Festival of Scholars at California Lutheran University will showcase a range of work by undergraduate and graduate students from Mon., April 28 through Sat., May 3 at the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Sports

Itty Bitty Gamm makes big impact with Calabasas

Senior catcher is last of four sisters to play softball for CHS

An era is rounding third base and heading home. Shayna Gamm is putting the finishing touches on her senior season with the Calabasas High softball team. More...

Make a top-10 list

Westlake’s Carrillo is a budding star in the decathlon

World’s Greatest Athlete is the unofficial title for an Olympic decathlete champion. The decathlon is 10 events: the 100-meter dash, 400, 110 hurdles, 1,500, long jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, javelin and shot put. More...

Lacrosse player will suit up at Ohio Wesleyan

Oaks Christian High boys’ lacrosse captain Dominic Santor has committed to Ohio Wesleyan University. Santor is an attack/midfi elder for the Lions. He also plays club lacrosse with the West Coast Starz and the L.A. Lazers. More...

Faith

Christians prepare for their holiest day

This weekend, almost 2.2 billion Christians around the world will come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is a universal tradition and the greatest event in the Christian calendar. More...

The Art of Being

What you intend is what you become If you were to think of the span of your life as a journey, how happy, how fulfilled, how peaceful would you be at this particular point in your life? More...

Passover on campus

LET MY PEOPLE GO—Cal Lutheran students Jeremy Vanderberg, left, Maxwell Richman, Alli Himber, Nicole Spadaro and Michelle Mocalis perform a “Passover Rap” during a Jewish seder at the T.O. university. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 17 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park, Ventura. Bring a plant to auction ofi to raise funds for local charities. $25 prepaid for lunch. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.273.6062. Labyrinth Walk More...

Letters

Not happy with road closure

Reyes Adobe Road just south of Passageway Place was closed for about six hours two weekends ago for an investigation, which is ongoing according to the CHP. No doubt it is. More...

Why the Westlake tree removal?

Isn’t there something the City Council can do? How can Regency Centers be allowed to remove 200 trees, including oaks and sycamores? It is now 2:30 a.m. I cannot sleep because I am so upset over this. I have emailed a letter to the city. More...

Volunteers give a big thank you

We have been involved with the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles for the past five years plus. Our priority is that the mission helps everyone regardless of their religious beliefs or the color of their skin. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

What, no Dodgers? I’m wondering if country music can help me with my dilemma. You know, play a country song backwards and you get your horse back, your truck back, your dog back and, maybe, I’ll get Dodger baseball back. More...

Agoura Hills won’t pursue Liberty Canyon annexation

Calabasas gets jump on property

Some Agoura Hills residents are objecting to the possible annexation of land near Liberty Canyon by the neighboring city City of Calabasas. More...

Miracle worker on stage and screen

Patty Duke visits with local students

At 67, Academy Award winner Patty Duke still has the same winning smile and glint in her eye that made her a child star and a household name throughout her Hollywood career. Today, she makes regular public appearances across the country. More...

Community

Search team returns from Washington state mudslide

Search dog teams from the California Rescue Dog Association returned to California April 9 after helping search for victims of the mudslide in Oso, Wash. More...

Acorn forum set for May 10

Candidates running for state Assembly and U.S. Congress will attend a Sat., May 10 public forum hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and California Lutheran University. More...

It’s official—Calabasas election moves to fall

City switches voting to November to encourage better turnout

Beginning in 2015, the City of Calabasas will move its municipal election to the first Tuesday of November in odd-numbered years. County, state and federal elections take place in even years unless a special election is involved. More...

Business

Economic forecast at annual chamber breakfast

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Regional Economic Forecast from 7 to 9 a.m. Thurs., April 24 at Cal Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Business the Month

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce congratulates Beauty Collection at the Commons at Calabasas along with store manager Kimberlee Aiello on being chosen as the Chamber’s April 2014 Business of the Month. The shop was founded by Shawn Tavakoli. More...

Top guns

THEIRS IS BIG BUSINESS—Members of the Lee & Associates- LA North/Ventura commercial real estate brokerage gather at North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks on March 12 for the company&rsq More...

Pets

Affection from a four-legged friend

LEADER OF THE PACK—Alexandra Ferber, an Oak Park High School sophomore, is the youngest volunteer ever at Wolf Connection, a wolf dog rescue and rehabilitation center in Acton, Calif. More...

Jurassic Park in the backyard

I noticed a rerun of “Jurassic Park” on TV the other day and chuckled to myself. If I want to watch dinosaurs, all I have to do is step onto my patio. More...

Pet of the week

LIKES TO CUDDLE—Olivia is a female brown tabby Maine Coon mix about 11 years old. To adopt Olivia, ask for ID No. A3525057 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole $1,400 worth of computer equipment from a guest computer room at the Westlake Village Inn on Agoura Road April 5. More...

Family

Family men

Wife puts foot down My wife put her foot down. Her bare foot. And right into my foot. I was wearing shoes. More...

Spring

IT’S RABBIT SEASON—Above, Calabasas resident Marley Salkow, 4, decorates her rabbit ears during the city’s annual egg hunting event. More...

Movie features influential women

The award-winning documentary “Femme—Women Healing The World” will be shown at 7 p.m. Sat., April 26 at the Center for Spiritual Healing in Westlake Village, 880 Hampshire Road, Stes. V and W. More...

On the Town

CHS musical is frightfully good

The Calabasas High School theater arts department sets the bar high with its regular productions of Broadway musicals. More...

Salsas add spice to Cinco de Mayo

The Spanish tres salsas means “three sauces” in English. Cinco de Mayo translates as “fifth of May.” To commemorate Cinco de Mayo, I’m offering three different salsa recipes you can use for your celebrations. More...

Thunderbirds harmonica player to headline blues festival at college

The Ventura County Blues Festival returns to Moorpark College on April 26 and and promises to bring with it another exciting array of talent. Headlining the show is harmonica legend Kim Wilson, who founded the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1974. More...