A little rain doesn’t block the stars

Groups study pollution cleanup strategy

A consortium of public agencies, environmental groups and private citizens are working together to comply with clean water laws and to help stop the local pollution. Officials agree that more stringent conservation and recycling efforts are needed if the local beaches and waterways are to be protected. The North Santa Monica Bay Watersheds Task Force is concerned with a 109-mile […]

Award-winning essay describes woman’s struggle

Westlake Village’s Huntington Reproductive Center announced recently that one of its patients, Emilee Garfield of Santa Barbara, has received a $10,000 grand prize for her entry in Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ My Little Miracle essay contest. Garfield’s essay, “The Gift of a Child,” depicts her triumph over cancer and infertility. Garfield wrote that she never imagined that she could have children because […]

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NEEDS A BEST FRIEND-Bailey, a female German shepherd, 2, has a great, playful disposition. Bailey can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Bailey home, ask for ID No. #A3324785. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 9910071 first or visit http:// animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us. JANN HENDRY Acorn Newspapers

Conejo Players to host auditions

The Conejo Players will host auditions for a comedy by George Axelrod, “The Seven Year Itch,” at 7:30 p.m. Sun. to Tues., April 16 to 18 (adult roles) and at 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 19 (child role), at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Appointments are not required, and the roles offer no pay for performers. The play is slated […]

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The location: Thousand Oaks Boulevard at Carell Avenue near Agoura High School. The problem: Some motorists traveling east on Thousand Oaks Boulevard reach the dead end the street near Agoura High and make a U-turn at Carell Avenue. Motorists making a right turn from Carell onto Thousand Oaks risk a collision because of confusion over the intent of the Uturning […]

This Home Is Situated High On A Hill

This house is high on a hill on 3.8-acres with views of the ocean, mountains and fields. The single-story home has spacious, flowing floorplan and built-in comforts. For information on this property listed at $1,949,000, call Pam McWaid of Sotheby’s International Realty at (805) 377-7221.

Opponents hope to send Triangle Ranch back to square one

Attorney hired to fight development

A group of area residents has hired noted Santa Monica environmental lawyer Frank Angel to carry the fight against Triangle Ranch, a 71-home development in unincorporated Los Angeles County near Kanan and Cornell roads in rural Agoura. Angel helped defeat Ahmanson Ranch, the proposed 3,000-home mini-city in eastern Ventura County. The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department sent the developers […]

Residents chip in with creek cleanup

Volunteers and Calabasas city staffers helped protect the beaches from pollution by pulling an old car frame, benches, water heaters, tires and tons of other trash from Dry Canyon and Las Virgenes creeks during two days of creek cleanup recently. “More than 160 people participated in the two creek cleanup events,” said Alex Farassati, Calabasas environmental services manager. “The most […]

Make cancer pay the tax

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, and one in six men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. But now California residents have an unusual weapon in the fight against this disease: their tax forms. Californians filling out their tax forms this year can donate directly to prostate cancer research on Line 64 of their state […]