Up, up and away

FREE AT LAST— Dr. Duane Tom releases a rehabilitated redshouldered hawk at the California Wildlife Center fundraiser in Malibu. In addition to silent auction items, a live auction included an African safari for two, a pair of signed Ansel Adams Yosemite photographs and a Canadian polar bear adventure for two. The 10-year-old wildlife center took care of a record 2,775 […]

Fish passageways will help steelhead trout

The endangered Southern California steelhead trout will receive a fighting chance at repopulating the region’s waterways if several environmental agencies can convince the city of Malibu that their plan to reestablish the fish’s migration routes is viable. The Solstice Creek Culvert Crossing fish passage project has been the pet project of Caltrans, the Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, […]

Cops run marathons around globe for charity

Capt. Randy Pentis has seen a lot of people suffer in his years with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. It’s especially frustrating for the father of three to stand by helpless when a child is sick with a serious illness. “As cops in general, as a culture, we’re kind of fixers,” said Pentis, 52, who’s 24-year-old son was diagnosed with […]

Residents to help clean up the coast Sept. 25

The California Coastal Commission will present the 26th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at more than 800 locations throughout the state from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 25. The purpose of the event is to clean up the beaches and shorelines and raise awareness about the importance of coastal environmental stewardship. Last year the statewide cleanup saw record breaking […]

Acoustic music at fest

Enjoy blues, folk, bluegrass

It’s sad but true. Many of today’s children and young adults aren’t familiar with acoustic music. They know little or nothing about folk, bluegrass, blues or other forms of traditional American acoustic music. Young people can learn about traditional American music at the Americana MusicFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3 at Paramount Ranch in Agoura at […]

Pet of the Week

MR. MELLOW— Buddy is a 10-year-old terrier mix. Buddy is mellow, quiet, independent and walks well on a leash. Buddy can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take him home, ask for ID No. A3333789. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov.

Westlake High graduate killed in Afghanistan

A local family and the Westlake High School football community are mourning the loss of former linebacker Andrew Jordan “A.J.” Castro, 20. The 2008 Westlake High graduate and U.S. Army specialist with the 101st Airborne Division was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 28 in a land mine explosion in Afghanistan. “A.J. was one of the best our society had […]

Rummage sale yields nice surprises

Newcomers can chat with club members at coffee clatch

The Conejo Valley Newcomers Club will host its annual Fall Open Membership Coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Wed., Sept. 15 in the community room at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library 1401 E. Janss Road. The event is open to all new and long-time residents of the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo and surrounding areas. Guests can talk to […]

Nature in motion