2012-11-01

Calabasas community pays tribute to resident John Palmer Low Jr.



Calabasas resident John Palmer Low Jr., who used his talents and skills to contribute to the local community, died Sept. 7 at the age of 62. Low is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah; his parents, Jack and Jane Low; sister Meredith Low; and extended family. A principal in John Palmer Low Design, Low combined his love for […]

The mysterious beast behind the gate




While out cycling on a scorching day along Mulholland Highway, I bailed into the shade of a pepper tree outside a private gated compound near Route 23 south in the mountains above Westlake Village. Scattered on the ground were the tree’s delicate, tiny pink berries. They crackled like crushed eggshells underfoot. Above this crackling I heard a loud, indignant snort […]

Bakery returns to Agoura Hills




Abby’s Millstone Baking Company, formerly known as Stone Ground Bakery, is back in Agoura Hills. A grand opening celebration is planned for Nov. 4 at the bakery in the shopping center just south of the 101 Freeway on Kanan Road. Abby Franke, master baker; Walter Cocka, head baker; and Debbie Vardi, customer-turned president/part-owner, will run the new shop. The trio […]

Marmonte West standings League Overall



Yes on Prop. 30



Las Virgenes Unified School District provides a great education for all of its students. Our test scores are among the best in the state, and there is a big local push to move our classrooms to 21st century learning that will emphasize rigorous, relevant and meaningful experiences. We want to provide the best possible education for students, but recent cuts […]

Just three legs and a happy tale

. Students get lesson in compassion


Onyx, a feisty, 2-year-old black Labrador, provided some valuable lessons to students at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park. On Oct. 18, the pooch came to school with his owner, Dr. Daniel Slaton, a veterinarian at Westlake Animal Hospital. During lunch, Slaton told the children the story of how he came to own Onyx. When Onyx was a puppy his […]

Suicide prevention seminar

. Risk factors, survivor stories part of event

The Malibu Public Library, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Didi Hirsh, and To Write Love on Her Arm will present a suicide prevention seminar from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at the library, 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu. The free event will feature facts about suicide, risk factors, prevention approaches and survivor stories. An open forum […]

Pianist plays the classics



Music Ministry at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will present An Evening of Piano Music featuring Ron McBain at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 in the church sanctuary, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. McBain will perform works by Aram Khachaturian, Claude Debussy, Bach, Philip Glass, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Mozart. McBain has been the organist and accompanist for the church’s […]

Last week’s top performers



Francis Owusu, WR/DB, Oaks Christian: The senior bound for Stanford was a man among boys during the Lions’ 55-7 win against Moorpark. Owusu had touchdown runs of 90 and 88 yards. He had a game-high 56 receiving yards. DJ Riggins, RB, Oaks Christian: Riggins rushed for 156 yards and three TDs on nine carries. OCHS ran for 437 total yards. […]

Yes on Prop. 37



Those who oppose labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods have been spreading all kinds of disinformation about Prop. 37. They are like the lawyer with the guilty client who throws out numerous ridiculous alternative theories in an attempt to distract the jury from their client’s guilt, hoping something will stick. In deciding this issue, remember that Prop. 37 does not […]


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