2011-04-21 E-Edition

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Search and rescue team ready at all times

Members of the Malibu Search and Rescue Team gathered in a small room in the basement of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station on a recent Sunday morning. They came to discuss how to identify where emergency cellphone calls come from and how to track victims using maps, compasses and GPS devices. The different technology allows rescuers to recover victims quickly, […]

Community sends out SOS for schools

Las Virgenes Unified School District is ramping up fundraising efforts in order to offset the anticipated effects of California’s budget cuts. As of April 14, LVUSD raisedmore than $262,000 through 1,116 individual donations, said Karen Kimmel, LVUSD’s chief business official. Of that sum, parents and alumni have contributed $239,000 since the Save Our Schools (SOS) campaign launched in February, while […]

2011 Agoura Relay for Life exceeds fundraising goals

People touched by cancer had many stories to tell at the sixth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills last weekend. Event chair Erik Therwanger said his wife Gina has beaten cancer three times. Gina Therwanger battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1999, followed by a bout of skin cancer and then breast cancer in […]

Benefit concert features classical, American composers

Brett Hanley will perform a fundraising benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sun., May 1 at The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Hanley will perform classical favorites on the piano and organ by Rachmaninov, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Bach, Beethoven and pieces by American composers. Hanley is the music director at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in […]

Newkirk ‘plays’ at school, city employee by day

Nick Newkirk is Agoura Hills’ s own Jekyll and Hyde. By day, Newkirk is a recreation supervisor for the city of Agoura Hills, but during his free time on nights, weekends and vacations, Newkirk is a showman. He’s currently directing Agoura High School’s production of the musical “Jekyll & Hyde,” which will run from Thurs., April 28 to Tues., May […]

Oldies but goodies

From Hippo Vaughn to Catfish Hunter to Goose Gossage to Oil Can Boyd, baseball has always been a game of colorful characters and crazy nicknames. Baseball is also a sport with a language all its own. And unless you’ve spent some serious time around a ballfield, much of what is said can come off as a real head-scratcher. Here’s a […]

Calabasas pulls plug on Topanga sewer line

City Council changes course

Calabasas officials have decided to halt a $100,000 environmental study that was seen as the first step toward installation of sewers in Old Topanga. The decision delighted residents who have been railing against the proposed sewer for more than a year. In a contentious 3- 2 vote last year, the City Council hired Rincon Consultants to conduct an environmental study […]


Agoura Vandals caused more than $1,000 in damage to a property in 26600 block of Agoura Road between Feb. 18 and April 8. Skateboarders trespassing at the site may have been responsible. Calabasas During a traffic stop on Las Virgenes Road April 7, deputies detained a Canoga Park man who possessed a fraudulent ID card. A shoplifter stole a $100 […]

Bay Laurel carnival hosts tons of fun