2013-02-07

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Sewing needle found inside frozen grocery vegetables

Trader Joe’s product tainted, customer says


While dumping frozen and fresh vegetables from the Agoura Hills Trader Joe’s grocery store into a soup pot last week, Oak Park resident Sophia Fischer spotted something shiny that didn’t appear to be part of the ingredients. The object was a sewing needle. Fischer said she had bought four bags of Trader Joe’s-brand vegetables—fresh chopped onions and shredded carrots and […]

Time for Great Backyard Bird Count



Mountains Restoration Trust invites individuals, families and groups of all ages to join the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count from 8 sharp to 10 a.m. Sun., Feb. 17 at MRT’s Headwaters Corner Interpretive Center, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Beginner and advanced birdwatchers will have the opportunity to learn about bird identification and behavior from experts. Those taking part can […]

Wish is granted



Pet of the Week



Calabasas election could be much ado about nothing



Various community forums are underway in Calabasas leading up to the March 5 City Council election. Last week the candidates met at the Calabasas Civic Center for a city-hosted forum. Challenger Jody Thomas is trying to nab one of the seats held by incumbents James Bozajian, Mary Sue Maurer and David Shapiro. But if there are no real issues to […]

Fashion show with hope, lots of heart



The fourth annual Hearts for Hope Fashion Show, sponsored by Union Rescue Mission, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. Fashions from designers Rebecca Taylor and Vince will be shown and there will be a shopping boutique as well as silence and live auctions. Awards will […]

Kids can learn about history in essay contest



Any student in grades nine through 12 in Calabasas area schools is eligible to enter the Calabasas Historical Society annual essay contest. Students can write on any subject based on research using the Calabasas Historical Society Collection, stored in the Calabasas Library. The collection is open Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. Essays must be at least 1,000 words (not […]

Local stars, led by Warriors, notch tourney titles

high school wrestling Marmonte League finals


The Marmonte League wrestling regular-season title was a three-horse race featuring Royal, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks high schools. At league finals, all eight Marmonte schools took home hardware. Westlake High seniors Amir Hassan, Glenn Castro and Austin Schultz captured individual championships in their respective weight classes at the league tournament on Saturday at Moorpark. Royal, Simi Valley, Newbury Park […]

Bike lanes carry a big price



I applaud Howard Benson from Calabasas for his letter, “Yes we do need bicycle lanes.” Here is a clear-thinking progressive! In a time when we are laying teachers off and cutting fire fighters and law enforcement, what we need are bicycle lanes. In one of the most affluent communities in Southern California, we are living proof that we are no […]


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