2012-12-20

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A thorny issue



It was very encouraging to read that the Los Angeles County Weed Management is finally concerned about Ailanthus altissima, especially since Los Angeles County is the culprit in its being introduced into the Santa Monica Mountains. It is high time that Los Angeles County takes the responsibility for its removal. Prior to the construction of Mulholland Highway, there was no […]

Winter falls in Westlake



Pet of the Week



Agoura Hills game maker THQ files bankruptcy



   There could be life after death for gaming company THQ, a maker of interactive entertainment software that deals regularly in the end-game scenario.    On Dec. 19 the Agoura Hills-based company announced it was filing Chapter 11 and planning to sell its assets to Clearlake Capital Group, a private equity firm. Wells Fargo Capital bank agreed to keep its THQ […]

Poaching blamed on China



In response to Clayton Yeo’s letter last week regarding the need for local governments to make plans to stop the poaching of elephants, I would like to address the issue. The situation is more complicated than that. As long as the demand for ivory from countries like China exist, poaching will continue. In 2008 the Convention on the International Trade […]

Give a gift that will change a life



For those who are looking for a meaningful gift to give, The Greater Contribution—a local, nonprofit organization based in Thousand Oaks—invites residents to do something extraordinary by partnering with them to provide small micro loans that change the lives of impoverished women and children in East Africa. A tax-deductable gift of a micro loan valued at $50, $100 or $150 […]

Looking at endangered species



Mountains Restoration Trust’s Youth Naturalist Program will offer a “Threatened and Endangered Species” event for children 8 to 12 years old, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 at Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. The kids will learn why species become endangered, threatened, or extinct. A live endangered species will be on hand, along with […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 3,000 in damage to the tailgate of a vehicle parked on Foothill Drive Dec. 11. The culprit stole a $1,000 set of golf clubs during the incident. A thief stole a $5,000 mountain bicycle and $120 helmet from the garage of a home on Woodbrook Drive Dec. 10. A burglar caused $600 in damage […]

Pupsfind homes at Bow Wow bash




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