A touch of kindness

POSITIVE MESSAGE—Above, Cary Trivanovich, a prominent speaker on the topic of school bullying, connects with his audience at the March 4 Champions for Kindness assembly at St. Jude the Apostle Westlake Village. Trivanovich uses his skills as both speaker and entertainer to deliver a powerful message of affirmation and compassion. At right, the students of St. Jude show off […]

Calabasas city founder and first female mayor dies

Karyn Foley was 82

Calabasas residents are mourning the loss of a city founder, cultural leader and early mayor. Karyn Foley, a member of the Calabasas Cityhood Committee and one of the first five City Council members, died on March 9 at the age of 82. A cause of death was not disclosed, but according to sources her health had been failing for some […]

Construction underway on Chesebro bridge

DIGGING IN—Workers tear up the concrete divider at Chesebro Road and the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills on March 8 as part of the $13-million bridge and interchange makeover. The job will take two years.

Double trouble at Seminole Springs

Reservoir slammed by sludge

Residents of the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park are still struggling with the effects of last year’s Woolsey fire. More than half of the park’s 210 homes were destroyed by the flames. Remaining residents are living among the rubble and in fear that there could be another disaster in the future. The heavy winter rain has pummeled the community’s 3-acre […]

Don Wallace dead at 78

‘Voice’ of the Santa Monica Mtns.

Don Wallace, a longtime Calabasas resident, died Jan. 29 from cancer, leaving behind a legacy of environmental, political and labor rights triumphs that still resonate in the area today. He was 78. Wallace wore many hats over the years: Los Angeles Fire Department captain, L.A. County deputy supervisor, Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation member. He also was a staunch open space […]

Residents in a pickle over tennis courts

This is no love match. A pending change at Deerhill Park in Oak Park is making residents angry and pitting tennis players against pickleball players. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District voted Feb. 21 to convert the park’s two tennis courts into pickleball-only courts, but a vocal reaction from the tennis community might cause the district rethink its decision. […]

Gym owner arrested for rape

An Agoura Hills business owner was jailed last week for allegedly committing rape and lewd acts with a child. Nicollas Welker Araujo, 27, was arrested in Santa Clarita Feb. 28. He is suspected of raping a person who is incapable of giving consent because of a developmental or physical disability, and lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14. […]

More of Backbone Trail now open to hikers

Another portion of the Backbone Trail managed by the National Park Service in Malibu reopened March 1, along with the popular Grotto Trail in the Circle X area. The majority of the 67-mile Backbone Trail is now open, with the exception of a 4-mile stretch from Yerba Buena Road to the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead and a 6-mile section from the […]

Daylight saving starts Sunday

Daylight saving time begins 2 a.m. Sun., March 10. Before going to bed the night of Sat., March 9, remember to “spring forward” and turn clocks up one hour. While no daylight is actually saved, the shifting of clocks allows for more hours of sunlight in the evening. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that don’t observe daylight […]

Wine room bouncing back followingfire

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