Mountains Restoration Trust turns 25

Hands-on approach to environment is lauded

In 2007, the Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) celebrated its 25th year of stewardship in the Santa Monica Mountains. Originally formed by a partnership between the California Coastal Commission and the California State Coastal Conservancy to assist the commission with preserving the Santa Monica Mountains, MRT has grown into a nonprofit land trust with staffed experts in many fields of preservation. […]

Keep legs healthy during travel

Cabin fever will have travelers hitting the road, airports and train stations this year. But most people would agree that spending hours cramped in a seat to get to a destination is not the highlight of vacation. Beyond this irritation, there’s a more serious condition that can affect travelers. Long periods of time spent sitting idly can increase your risk […]

Sweet victory in San Diego

Children get big shopping spree

Twenty-five children, ages 6 to 17, were given the chance to shop for new clothes with money raised by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village. The children were referred by Interface Family Services. The 7:30 a.m. shopping spree was also hosted by J.C. Penney in The Oaks mall. The Rotary Club and individual members donated a total of $2,540 to […]

Protect your pets

Young children and pets are in danger. More than a few small dogs and cats have been snatched right out of their own backyards (by coyotes) in front of the owner. They (coyotes) hop walls and fences and will even dig under. Some areas have a den of coyotes. Animal control may be able to limit the population in certain […]

‘From Malibu with Love II’ scheduled

Dick Van Dyke, Ed Begley Jr., Fritz Coleman will appear

Malibu Performing Arts Center will present “From Malibu With Love II” from 6 p.m. to midnight tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 14, at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu. The show, which includes a concert, cocktail reception and auction, will support The Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles. The masters of ceremonies will be Dick Van Dyke and Fritz Coleman. Ed Begley Jr. […]

ALS group to meet

The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15 in the community room at Westlake Village Library, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. There is no fee to attend. For more information, call Michelle Maye at (818) 8658067, ext. 234.

Crazy Cockatoos make noise

Boat cruises sail from the harbor

Cookies, cocoa are served

California Sleigh Rides will present holiday boat cruises in Ventura Harbor. Public cruises depart nightly in December from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children and includes free hot chocolate and cookies. Bar and food programs are available, including “reindeer milk.” Ninety-minute private charters are also available at […]

L.A. Animal Control should do better

Robin Kahrs thinks I should volunteer at the shelter instead of complaining about L.A. County Animal Control’s lousy phone service during emergencies. Sure, I’ll do so the day that L.A. County makes a no-kill commitment for all of its shelters and promises not to kill healthy, savable animals simply because they have not found the animal a home. I can’t […]

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