2012-07-19 E-Edition

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Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold Fans cheer on the US Men’s Olympic Water Polo team as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic games. Under the leadership of USA Water Polo Head Coach Terry Schroeder, the team held its fi nal stateside practice at the Oaks Christian School aquatic center.

Activist seeks to bring back Amgen tour

A local open spaces activist is vying to bring the Amgen bike tour back to the Conejo Valley, saying the race could boost local tourism and help to save remaining wild lands in the Santa Monica Mountains. At a recent council meeting in Agoura Hills, Mary Wiesbrock, Chair of Save Open Space (SOS), an organization dedicated to the conservation of […]

Morning rant leads to arrest

A 19-year-old man was arrested last week in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks for being under the influence of a controlled substance and attempting to steal a sheriff’s patrol car. Deputiesrespondedtoa5a.m. call on July 11 about a man who was heard screaming in the area of Finrod Court near Evenstar Park. According to a report, the first deputy who […]

Poisoned bait leaves bad taste for dog owners .

Calabasas couple nearly lose their pet

A leisurely Sunday evening hike in Calabasas turned into a disastrous series of events before the last light vanished. That’s how David Walker remembers the day when one of his two dogs nearly died due to food poisoning. While walking on a trail above De Anza Park four weeks ago, Babushka, a Staffordshire terrier, ate what looked like a piece […]

Calabasas welcomes new city clerk

Maricela Hernandez has joined the City of Calabasas as city clerk, replacing Gwen Peirce who served in the position from September 2008 to May 2012. Hernandez most recently served as city clerk for the California community of Seaside, following 11 years as clerk of the board of directors for the Riverside Transit Agency. “We are very excited to put Maricela […]

Cyclist suffers fatal fall

A bicyclist was killed on July 14 when his bike veered off a local canyon road and he fell down a ravine, authorities said. The apparent accident occurred at about 9 a.m. on Stunt Road in the Santa Monica Mountains between Calabasas and Malibu. Willis Veluz-Abraham, 42, of Winnetka was riding his bicycle with three friends about three miles south […]

Feel like an Olympic athlete this summer

Forget New Year’s. Summer is a far better time to make a commitment to get in shape and make healthier choices. Need inspiration? That’s easy. Check out the hundreds of athletes who’ll participate later this month in the Summer Olympics in London. Okay, so you can’t build a physique like Michael Phelps between June and August, but there are a […]

Water district board lacks good answers

Las Virgenes Water District board member Joe Bowman has told many in the community that the consideration and communication for the proposed Three Springs water tank in Westlake Village would start over. Those involved in the process will tell you that the district was never really open to other ideas, and they worked to discredit any idea not their own. […]

Alternatives to boredom

The young writer Dashiell Young-Saver (The pitfalls of boredom) sounds like an intelligent and very fortunate young man. However, I was absolutely amazed at his reaction of having time, energy and resources available and finding life boring. Perhaps he needs to look around the Conejo Valley and get involved in the many volunteer groups that would be so grateful for […]