Getting close to nature

MARSUPIAL MOM- Veterinary technician Lauren Coffield of Malibu holds a baby Virginia opossum as board member Mike Laskavy watches from a distance at the California Wildlife Center’s open house in Calabasas lasts Sunday. The event included tours, a short informational video and wildlife exhibits.

Sign up for rec classes

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center offers a variety of new classes. Because the classes fill quickly, it is recommended that patrons register at least one week in advance. +Monday night basketball clinics for children run from June 4 to 25. Ages 6 to 9 meet from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.; ages 10 to 13 meet from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.; […]

Dick Van Dyke to star in high school concert

Singer/actor Dick Van Dyke will star for the sixth year in the annual benefit concert for local high school choral programs at 4 p.m. Sun., May 13 at the Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The show is titled “The Music of Dick Van Dyke” and will feature Van Dyke singing songs from such film musicals as […]

Stanley Combs

One might say that if we can use a Competitive Market Analysis to price a house, then why must we pay for an appraisal in order to get a loan? Good question. There are, of course, several differences in the two. The CMA is a “ballpark” figure, and the appraisal involves a more stringent process to prepare the report. The […]

Men arrested for local crimes

Steven Cossel, 24, of Simi Valley, and Luis Rivera, 20, of Oxnard, were arrested April 25 on charges of possession of stolen property and violations relating to drugs and parole. Detectives have traced the stolen property to at least 10 vehicle burglaries and thefts from Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Agoura Hills. Most of the thefts occurred the night before […]

Keep an eye out for animal intruders

Animal-proofing a home should be at the top of any list of warm weather home chores, according to many state natural resource and environmental officials nationwide. Wild animals in and around a residence can cause big trouble, even if they are small creatures. Some, like squirrels, can cause fire hazards by chewing through wiring in the attic. Others, like raccoons, […]

Pep squad encourages school spirit

STAND UP AND CHEER- Izzy Tharalson and other members of the Lindero Canyon Middle School pep squad rouse the crowd at the school’s Idol Talent Show. About 750 people attended the event hosted by “That ’70s Show” star Don Stark last Friday.

There must be a better way

HEAD FIRST- Lisette Saulino of Thousand Oaks caught this shot of a furry fellow hanging from a bird feeder on her patio while eating the bird food.

Spirit of Calabasas hosts baby shower brunch

The Spirit of Calabasas Foundation will host a “supersized” baby shower brunch in support of Love and Care and Help the Babies at 11 a.m. Sun., May 20 at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Attendees will pay an admission fee and have the opportunity to purchase prepackaged baby-essentials baskets t o be donated to young mothers at the Center […]

Triangle Ranch, city’s pet project

Whenever I read a letter like the one submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Lebowitz I can’t help but think they’re in some way connected to the developer. Why would anyone that lives in Agoura of the Conejo Valley support further development? The Agoura Village Plan is a disaster; so is the recently approved Triangle Ranch project. Both projects bring more […]