Coastal Horse Rescue receives grant

California Coastal Horse Rescue, a l0-acre nonprofit equine rescue and sanctuary in Ojai, has received a $15,000 Challenge Grant from the Hind Foundation. In addition to sponsoring the fund’s inaugural year, the Hind Foundation will match every dollar contributed to the organization by donors along the Central Coast up to $7,500, generating a $15,000 total for the new community equine […]

Theater students tackle holy writ

Play review

The California Lutheran University Theatre Arts Department presented holy hilarity last weekend with “The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged).” Last Sunday afternoon the overflow crowd crammed into the tiny Black Box Theater enthusiastically applauded the show, bringing a nice closure to its brief, four-performance run. The show was originally produced and written by The Reduced Shakespeare Company, which […]

Oaks Christian girls’ volleyball team in total control

The Oaks Christian girls’ volleyball squad won its 20th match of the season Tuesday night at home. OCHS swept Villanova Prep in three games to push its overall record to 20-1. The Lions are 9-0 in Tri-Valley League competition. At this point, it appears the only team that can prevent Oaks Christian from compiling a perfect league record is La […]

Calabasas won’t endorse future coyote trappings

The Calabasas City Council voted last week to halt the spending of municipal funds on coyote trappings. But the ruling doesn’t mean the city will ban coyote trapping completely, officials said. Calabasas had earlier contracted with the Los Angeles County Agricultural Department to catch and kill coyotes that were deemed aggressive by residents. The city has received 36 coyote-related complaints […]

Vote for Lepisto

I was delighted when I learned that Sue Lepisto was running for Agoura Hills City Council. I have known Sue and her family personally for many years, and I greatly respect her commitment to our community, her work ethic and persistence in finishing a task with excellence. She stays focused and positive, with a quiet steeliness that inspires others. She […]

‘Gypsy’ takes the stage at Conejo Players


The pumpkin is the official fruit (or is it a vegetable?) of the City of Calabasas. On Oct. 15 and 16, more than 14,000 people came to Juan De Anza Park on the city’s west side to celebrate the traditional fall pumpkin harvest and all things autumn. The city sponsors the annual festival with the help of the Calabasas Chamber […]

Learning is just a mouse click away

Learning in the digital space can be a fun, colorful experience. Agoura Hills businessman Armie Carabet founded a company in 2003 called ClickN KIDS Inc., a producer of active online literacy programs for children. Today, the company brand includes three virtual classroom tools—ClickN READ Phonics, ClickN SPELL and the newest program, Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics with high-quality digital animation—that […]

Body found at Tapia Park

   Authorities are investigating the human remains found by a hiker at about 4:50 p.m. Sun., Oct. 23 at Tapia Park south of the main entrance to Malibu Creek State Park.    The victim has not yet been identified.    Craig Harvey of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said the remains included a complete skeleton with clothing and a […]

Familiar oak tree finally bites the dust

In a city of 1,000 oaks, one oak tree stood out. For many, the majestic valley oak at the corner of Westlake Boulevard and Triunfo Canyon Road in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks came to represent an enduring symbol of the Conejo Valley’s past. But that symbol, made of bark and wood, not concrete or steel, could not stand […]

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