2012-07-19 E-Edition

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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 […]

Fond farewell to Z

Emmanuel celebration

Movies on the Lawn Sun., July 22 at dusk: “Hugo” Prayer Walk Sun., Aug. 12 at noon. The walk is a time for corporate prayer as church members and friends travel around the campus to pray for church leaders, programs and outreach ministries Missionary Shout Out Sun., Aug. 19 at 9 and 10:45 a.m. A time to celebrate Emmanuel’s longtime […]

ChannelAires golden after 50 years

When Rod Temperton wrote Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”— a 1980s classic that defined a generation of pop music—it’s unlikely the English songwriter ever imagined the party anthem would be performed a cappella by a choir of women. Somehow Bobbette Gantz— the music director of the ChannelAire Chorus—and 48 women ranging in age from 30 to 90 make it work. The women […]

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 […]

Agoura gymnast earns place on junior national team

Girls around the world will watch the Olympic Games this summer and many may dream of becoming a gymnast. Fewer will have the drive and motivation to pursue such a competitive sport, one that may also give them a chance to see the world. Brigita Budginas, 13, is one of eight girls selected last month to represent the USA on […]

Summer bounty

Going hog wild

. Agoura, Oak Park, Calabasas grapple at Rio Mesa tourney

Quarterbacks parade rocket arms. Wide receivers flaunt fleet feet. Linebackers and cornerbacks display cobra-quick reflexes. The linemen get to . . . stay home. At the annual Rio Mesa Passing Tournament and Linemen Challenge, however, everyone gets attention, including the boys in the trenches. “Skilled guys get to have fun, so we had to build something for linemen,” said Rio […]

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 […]

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