2012-07-12

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Youth baseball game puncher gets exonerated




A youth baseball coach who punched out the father of an opposing player following a June game in Westlake Village won’t face criminal charges. Lee Appleby, 48, of Thousand Oaks was cited and released by police June 7 for misdemeanor battery after he struck 53-yearold Michael Bateman in the head. Bateman allegedly grabbed Appleby’s wife by the wrists in a […]

Mountain biking clinic



Pet of the Week



Local blood donors are heroes




Some acts of heroism take place on a hospital cot. Just ask Dave Keys, program coordinator for Cedars-Sinai’s community mobile blood drive program. “(Donating blood) is one of the most profound causes on the planet,” Keys said. “It goes beyond gender, religion . . . anything.” Or ask Michael Johnson, donor recruitment manager for United Blood Service Central Coast, who […]

Home begins here



Agoura Hills Cultural Council seeks historical photos



The Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council wants to include vintage images of the community in its upcoming 30th anniversary celebration. The council has collected 140 photos so far, said Cim Castellon, a member of the council. The committee would like to obtain additional images of people, landscapes and memorabilia that illustrate how the area has changed in recent decades. Images […]

Animal Control checking pet licences



Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will be in the unincorporated areas of Topanga Canyon, Calabasas and Woodland Hills to check for current rabies vaccinations and to ensure residents are in compliance with licensing requirements as well as the mandatory spay/neuter and microchip ordinance. California law requires that all dogs and cats over the […]

Debate on preventive screening results in new legislation

Men’s prostate health


There’s much debate in medical circles recently regarding prostate cancer screening for men. In question is a blood test called PSA (prostatic specific antigen). If the blood test result is elevated, usually about a level of 4, then a concern is raised about the possibility of prostate cancer being present. The elevated blood test may prompt a visit to a […]

City forming a Community Services Coalition



The City of Agoura Hills announced it is forming a Community Services Coalition that will bring people and resources together within the community in order to respond more effectively to social concerns. “Times are much different now than they were 20 years ago,” said Agoura Hills Mayor John Edelston, who made the community services initiative part of his 2012 mayoral […]


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