2012-11-29

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Communities unite to feed the hungry

Food pantries in a holiday mood


Volunteers throughout the region are collecting and preparing holiday food deliveries for families in need. Although holiday cheer is important, the gathering of food and the supplying of balanced meals for less fortunate residents is a year-round endeavor at local food banks and pantries. “I cannot think of a better thing to do than ensure that people have something to […]

Calabasas completes Safe Routes to School

Keeping an eye out for students

As part of an ongoing program to increase student safety, the City of Calabasas—in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Las Virgenes Unified School District—held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 26 at the intersection of Old Topanga Canyon Road and the entrance of the Calabasas High School parking lot to recognize traffic improvements that have […]

Cause of Soteras death being investigated




No cause of death has been determined yet for Alex Soteras, the former president of the Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley/Calabasas Chamber of Commerce who was found dead at his home in the exclusive Calabasas Oaks neighborhood last Saturday. Sgt. Mark Bock of the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department said a caretaker for Soteras’ elderly father found the Calabasas businessman […]

Ultra-luxury dealership nears opening

O’Gara Coach spending $6 million to improve former Chevrolet site


Amid dusty floors and noisy drills and hammers, Mitch Anderson, general manager of the Bentley and Rolls-Royce dealerships in Thousand Oaks, explains what will fill the empty spaces in the new $6-million showroom and car lot. The latest in lighting equipment will illuminate the cars at night. Service technicians will have their own lockers and showers, and there will be […]

Richard Bloom maintains narrow lead in Assembly race




In the latest vote tally, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom has widened his lead against Betsy Butler in the race for California State Assembly District 50—but it’s not over yet. The race between Bloom and Butler was deemed too close to call on Election Day, Nov. 6. Since then, officials at the Los Angeles County recorder’s office in Norwalk have […]

Agoura begins park repairs



The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will be doing annual maintenance to these parks: Chumash Park, Old Agoura Park ball fields and all of Morrison Park. These areas will be closed from the first week of December through the end of February. The purpose of the closures is to reseed and rehabilitate the grass areas. For details, call the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A driver was arrested Nov. 18 near Kanan and Agoura roads for possessing a stolen driver’s license A thief stole $155 in cash from a person at Vons supermarket in the 5600 block of Kanan Road Nov. 9. Calabasas A shoplifter stole $30 worth of goods from Gelson’s Market Nov. 17. A thief stole a $ 30,000 platinum […]

Shop till you drop



It turns out the Grinch didn’t steal Christmas. Instead, he nabbed Thanksgiving. How else to explain the decision by several national retailers to one-up the traditional “Black Friday” shopping holiday by beckoning customers to shop on Thanksgiving Thursday, the oldest of American holidays? Several stores, including some local ones, opened their doors for business on Turkey Day, allowing those eager […]

Oak Park residents support Turkey Bowl



We would like to give a huge thank-you to all of our friends, family and community and the many merchants that donated raffle items and for their outstanding support of the annual Turkey Bowl fundraiser for DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance) in memory of Shawn Rishko. The event was Thanksgiving Day morning at Oak Park High School. Monte McNair and […]