Bomb squad in action

Larry Lewis, left, and Richard Edwards of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad prepare this Romotec Andros robot to investigate a bomb report at the Teredyne offices in Agoura Hills recently. The Romotec is used by military and law enforcement units around the world to defuse dangerous situations. JANN HENDRY/ Acorn Newspapers

Scientist takes Thousand Oaks audience on undersea adventure

A Thousand Oaks audience last week heard Dr. Robert Ballard explain oceanography, its accomplishments and what it means for the 21st Century. Ballard, a scientist and author, proved to be an interesting storyteller as he told of his adventures while discovering the sunken luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic and other ships. During the Distinguished Speaker Series at the Civic Arts Plaza’s […]

Making holiday road trips easy

Getting the family together for a road trip can be quite an exercise. And between heavy traffic, bored or restless kids and driver fatigue, the process of getting there can test anyone’s patience. But some diligent planning—for everything from fuel costs to rest stops—can help to make the experience enjoyable rather than frustrating. AAA offers the following advice for families […]

Viewpoint collects eyeglasses for needy

CORE, the community service honor organization at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, will be collecting old eyeglasses to donate to persons who cannot afford glasses or contacts. Through Nov. 30, collection boxes will be available in local libraries and other community gathering places, and students may also solicit door-todoor. Viewpoint junior Brighton Ring, who has bad eyesight, began this project, “Brighton […]

Rocking for charity

Campaign tactic questioned

Congratulations to the three candidates who where elected to the Agoura Hills City CouncilDenis Weber rightly deserves another term. Harry Schwarz and BilKoehler will be wonderful additions to the council. Thank goodness the voters were wise in casting their votes and not swayed by the prolific campaign of Todd August. Mr. August had the greatesfinancial backing, most of it from […]

Jordan Cohen

Jordan Cohen, estates director at Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., estate brokerage, was honored for his record breaking sales production in October with sales totaling over $25.8 million. Cohen was the no. 1 individual sales agent for all the Re/Max offices in California in 2004, about 10,000 agents. In addition, he ranked no. 4 in the U.S. and no. 6 […]

Ribbon cutting ceremony introduces new lakefront

With the placid lake behind them and a cloudless sky overhead, members of the Westlake Village City Council and representatives from the Westlake Lake Management Association commemorated the completion of the lakefront greenbelt project with the recent ribbon cutting ceremony. The 300-foot stretch of lakefront property on Westlake Lake along Triunfo Canyon Road was one of nearly 30 beautification projects […]

‘I’ll take this one’

Program to teach about local wildlife

On the Edge invites the public to attend a free program to learn more about their neighbors who live in the wild in communities on the urban/wilderness edge. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 1 in the auditorium at Newbury Park High School, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park. The event will feature wild animals native to the […]