2012-09-20

Make a SMART recovery



SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a free sober social support group that meets every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 30101 Agoura Court, Ste. 103, Agoura Hills. SMART Recovery is a “crosstalk” process group that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to empower individuals struggling with addiction to take charge of their own recovery. The goals are to build […]

She’s a saint

. Topic of talk is St. Katharine Drexel

Colleen Cason will present a talk on “St. Katharine Drexel: Mother Superior of the Civil Rights Movement” at 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 3 at the Serra Center, Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. The American saint was a religious sister, heiress, philanthropist and educator who dedicated her life and fortune to helping Native Americans and African Americans. Cason will […]

Be aware of buses



It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its red flashing lights on, regardless of whether you are traveling in the same direction and same lane as the stopped school bus or whether you are traveling in the opposite direction and are in the opposite lane. It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its red […]

Pavley-Zink debate Sept. 30



The Calabasas Park Homeowners Association is hosting a debate on Sun., Sept. 30 for the two candidates running in the state’s newly formed 27th Senate District. Incumbent Sen. Fran Pavley, a Democrat, is being challenged by Todd Zink, a Republican. Calabasas City Council members James Bozajian and Fred Gaines will serve as moderators. The 4 p.m. event at Founders Hall […]

At The Library



The Agoura Hills Library will host several programs at 29901 Ladyface Court. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. Richard Wade will present “Astronomy: the Biggest and the Farthest” at 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22. School-age children can learn about planets, the sun and stars. The NASA Mobile Planetarium will feature half-hour shows at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and […]

Twenty tons of trash removed during coastal cleanup



Despite last weekend’s stifl ing heat, Southland volunteers collected and removed nearly 20 tons of ocean-bound trash from Los Angeles County watersheds as part of Heal the Bay’s 23rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 15. Locally, the volunteers helped clean up Las Virgenes and Medea creeks. More than 9,300 participants scoured beaches, inland waterways, regional parks and urban neighborhoods […]

Episcopal youth group walks in steps of St. Patrick




As he climbed Ireland’s holy Mount Croagh Patrick, Donovan Tokuyama gained a greater appreciation for St. Patrick, who often walked the rocky hills in bare feet. “ It was really hard with shoes,” the 14-year-old said of the rainy trek. “And we didn’t even go all the way to the top.” But with great effort came great reward. “The sun […]

Was it heat stroke or poison?



I read the recent article about dog poisoning in Calabasas and have a related story. On Sept. 10 my husband and I took our two dogs on a hike with our friend and his puppy at the trailhead at the end of Las Virgenes. At the end of our hourlong hike our friend’s dog collapsed and started seizing. We performed […]

Organization gives race horses a second chance




The fate of thoroughbred race horses when they can no longer earn their keep by winning races is often a trip to the slaughterhouse. Neigh Savers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing that fate, buys horses slated for slaughter and resells them at a nominal cost to families who will rehabilitate and care for the animals. Agoura Hills’ resident Nicole […]

Remodeling ideas galore presented at Home Show



DESIGN ON DISPLAY—Architect Kevin Tohill greets a prospective client during the 35th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage on Sun., Sept. 9. Left, Alex Yudkevich discusses a walk-in bath with Nora Domingo who stopped by the California Energy Contractors booth during the show.


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