2009-10-01

Woman’s disapperance a mystery



Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell has alleged Mitrice Richardson of Los Angeles is “lost at the hands of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station” and charges the law enforcement agency in Calabasas with committing a “series of errors” that contributed to the woman’s disappearance Sept. 17. Lost Hills deputies arrested Richardson at Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu at approximately 8:30 p.m. on […]

Calabasas recycling drawing contest kicks off



Each year, the Calabasas Environmental Commission hosts a drawing contest with an environmental theme that is open to students in elementary and middle schools. This year, the contest is titled “Benefits of Food Waste Recycling” and encourages students to submit hand-created drawings. Drawings must be done on 8½-by-11-inch format in landscape orientation. Thirteen winners will be chosen by the Environmental […]

Oak Park man builds boastworthy boat in own garage



Oak Park resident Miriam Gluzer thought her husband, Efi, was kidding more than two years ago when he said he wanted to build his own boat. Even after he moved her new minivan out of their two-car garage to make room for construction she didn’t believe him. But on a recent weekend, with the 18-foot power fishing boat in the […]

Chabad to mark Sukkot



Chabad of the Conejo will be traveling through the community with a Sukkah Mobile, a booth mounted on a flat bed truck, in honor of the holiday of Sukkot on Oct. 6 through 8. The truck will visit shopping centers and seniors’ homes to offer all Jews the opportunity to come inside the booth and make a blessing on the […]

Basketball players earn national attention



Two local youth basketball players, Jordan Kohno and Alexander Forney, earned national attention at the Adidas Jr. Phenom Camp this summer for their play on the court. The camp takes place in August at Alliant University in San Diego. Both players were invited to the Adidas camp and were included in the group of players nationally ranked as the top […]

Plethora of pies



EAT YOUR HEART OUT— The 20th annual Malibu Pie Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 10 on the green of the Malibu Country Mart on Cross Creek Road. The festivities will include performances by The Melvin Eddy Blues Band, children’s activities, an auction and, of course, lots of fresh pies. Malibu civic and […]

Family fall fun on track with vintage train rides



The Fillmore & Western railroad provides a variety of vintage train rides for all ages. All trips depart from the station in Fillmore’s Central Park. For more information and reservations for any trip, call (805) 524-2546 or (800) 773-8724 or go to www.fwry.com. •Saturdays and Sundays in October. The “PumpkinLiner” travels to a private pumpkin patch “Ichabog” for a two-hour […]

Service fair promotes goodwill among Moorpark College students



Sharing information about her favorite club at the recent College Service Fair, Crystal Sloan was a bundle of enthusiasm. The 19-year-old Moorpark College student from Simi Valley was participating in the launch of the college’s 2009/ 2010 Year of Service—a fourhour event featuring representatives from about two dozen nonprofit and volunteer organizations who were promoting philanthropy among students and college […]

Agoura Hills man marks his centennial birthday



“Cruising is good for the soul,” said Robert Lyon, a Westlake Village resident who is celebrating his 100th birthday with a Mexican cruise and several parties. “I don’t feel 100. I feel 50,” Lyon said a few days before he left on Sept. 28 for the seven-day cruise. He said he was looking forward to seeing the blue sky and […]

ACTION hosting training for adoptive parents



ACTION (Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs) will sponsor a training and support network for foster and adoptive parents. The first workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 10 at the EvFree Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. There is no charge or preregistration required. Participants may attend two of three workshops: Trauma Effects on Early Brain […]