Red Cross urges preparation for wildfires

Fire safety experts from the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles are urging residents to prepare for what could be the worst wildfire season in history, as reported in an Aug. 9 Los Angeles Times article titled "Dangerous Fire Season is Forecast." In addition to readily accessible information provided by the Red Cross, a special section of their website […]

CTV programming now archived

For those who want to keep current on meetings of the Calabasas City Council or the Calabasas Planning Commission but can’t make the meetings, the city’s website now offers CTV programming archives where you can pull up any show, televised meeting or—more specifically—an individual agenda item covered in a televised meeting and watch it online. Just this week, the city […]

AHS Spirit Team takes a trip

The Agoura High School Spirit Team finished its spring and summer practices by attending the United Spirit Association summer camp at UC Santa Barbara. The cheerleaders and songleaders garnered superior awards for each of their teams and also earned the "Unity Award" voted on by all of the other squads attending. Team members receiving "All Star" titles were: Danielle Miller, […]

Recognize suicide warning signs early

Every day, 14 teenagers in the U.S. take their own lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 20 percent of all middle school and high school students have considered suicide. These statistics are alarming from every angle. "Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24, yet only a small percentage […]

Kobe Bryant’s accuser criticized

I am outraged by how cowardly and spoiled Kobe Bryant’s accuser is. The thing that I feel is a perfect example of this is how she feels that the criminal case cannot be won in her favor, so she expects to throw the criminal case away and instead file a civil case. I feel that giving up on the criminal […]

Two on water board to run unopposed

Charles Caspary and Joseph Bowman will run unopposed for their two seats on the board of directors of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in Calabasas. Caspary, who’s been on the LVMWD board since 2001, represents District I, which includes Hidden Hills, the easternmost portions of Calabasas, West Hills and parts of the Chatsworth and Twin Lakes areas outside the city […]

Internet cafés will be treated like Starbucks

Internet cafés will be treated like Starbucks Businesses that offer computer Internet connections to customers will be treated like coffee shops by the city of Agoura Hills. Internet cafés and arcades were discussed at length at a recent Agoura Hills City Council meeting. The city’s municipal code will be changed to accommodate Internet cafés in commercial shopping centers, commercial retail […]

Local students make the grade on CLU’s dean’s list

More than 440 students were named to the 2004 spring semester Dean’s Honor List at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. CLU students qualify for the dean’s list by maintaining a 3.5 grade point average in their academic subjects. Among the students honored were the following. Agoura Hills: Michelle Davis, Samantha Fried, Sally Harrison, Natalie Hudson, Ryan Petitfils, Nicole Wolhaupter. Calabasas: […]

Families can hunt for history

Families are invited to become "History Hunters" during the Family Adventures program at 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 4 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Participants will learn what history was really like in Southern California hundreds of years ago. Education specialist Lisa Beach will help families "travel back in time" to learn […]

A shortage of brushfires? Never

A shortage of water? Maybe

A shortage of brushfires? Never A shortage of brushfires? Never A shortage of water? Maybe It would be irresponsible to encourage a lackadaisical attitude among Californians when it comes to preventing brushfires. Everyone should continue to clear their property if they live near open areas, foothills or mountains. Nobody should toss cigarettes or cigars from vehicle windows, and we should […]