2011-10-20 E-Edition

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Mountain lions struggle to survive in Santa Monica Mountains area

In addition to threats from traffic, pesticide poisoning and urban encroachment, the remaining mountain lions occupying the 250-square-mile Santa Monica Mountains wilderness area face a new danger: poaching. The California Department of Fish and Game and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust say they are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever deliberately […]

Vote for Edelston

I have observed John Edelston’s thoughtful and deliberate analysis of issues, his steadfast commitment to the community and his devotion to family and friends. I have also been impressed with his open-minded approach to the issues we face and his willingness to listen to all sides as he assesses the matters before him. John’s eight years of experience on the […]

Art contest asks students to ‘think green’

The Calabasas Environmental Commission has opened an environmentallythemed drawing contest to students in elementary and middle schools. The contest is titled “Benefits of Green Waste Recycling.” Drawings must be hand created on 8.5-by-11-inch format in landscape orientation. Contest submissions are due to by Fri., Oct. 28 to Environmental Services, Calabasas City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way. Fourteen winners will be […]

Community band has jazz on tap

The Community Concert Band will perform its fall concert at 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 23 in the Oaks Christian School theater, 31749 La Tienda Road, Westlake Village. The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services, Las Virgenes Unified School District and the City of Westlake Village started the community band in 1985. Matt McKagen, the band director at Lindero Canyon Middle […]

Boost your own brain power

UCLA certified memory fitness trainer Leslee Jacobs, LVN, will present “Boost Your Brain Now,” a memory training program, at the Thousand Oaks Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Wed., Oct. 26 at the Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Parkinson’s disease is progressive and degenerative, resulting from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Symptoms […]

Time for Agoura Hills to build a dog park

In these challenging economic times it’s refreshing to see one local city muster the time and the money to build a new recreation center for its residents. With its current rec center lease on Thousand Oaks Boulevard running out, the City of Agoura Hills spied a 7-acre parcel on Ladyface Court where Temple Beth Haverim used to be and purchased […]

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Halloween at Kolbe’s Korner

Kolbe’s Korner PreSchool at St. Maximillian Kolbe Church will host these Halloween events at the church, 5801 Kanan Road, Thousand Oaks. Trunk or Treat on Sat., Oct. 29. Immediately after Mass at 5 p.m., the parking lot will be filled with decorated cars and costumed characters. Children are invited to trick or treat in a safe environment with their friends. […]

Renowned saxophonist is featured at concert

Agoura Hills’ resident Dan Higgins is all about music. Higgins, a professional saxophonist, has lived in Agoura Hills for 10 years. He will be a special guest performer at the Community Concert Band’s fall performance on Oct. 23 at Oaks Christian School. Higgins said he was drawn to Agoura Hills because of the reputation of the music programs at Lindero […]