2013-02-14 E-Edition

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Park Service opens area field station

UCLA and the National Park Service opened a field station in the Santa Monica Mountains on Jan. 26, providing a new headquarters and center of operations for the university’s La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science. The field station near Kanan Road and Mulholland Highway south of Agoura is housed in facilities provided by the Park Service and is dedicated […]

Safe, effective tree trimming to protect nesting birds, animals

Spring is almost here so homeowners might be thinking about doing some tree trimming. But wait—here are some facts to consider before proceeding. The local urban environment ment is unique and important to the furry and feathered friends—many animals nest in the bushes and trees in yards between February and August. Did you know? *Hummingbirds are active in their nests […]

Free stone for kids at gem and fossil show

The Ventura Gem and Mineral Society will present its 51st annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary and Fossil Show the weekend of Sat. and Sun., March 2 and 3 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The free show will feature 70 displays including handcrafted jewelry from private collections throughout southern California. In addition, lapidary artists will demonstrate their skills. […]


Pavley named to State Parks position

The California State Senate Rules Committee has named Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to the California State Parks and Recreation Commission. It marks the first time a sitting state senator has been appointed to the commission. Pavley, who represents Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley and Camarillo, will occupy an ex officio post on the body, which means […]

American presidents honored

The Reagan Library will feature its 21st annual Presidents Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon., Feb. 18 at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Most activities will be free. The family-friendly event will include: Storytelling by president and first lady look-alikes, including Abigail Adams, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Musical entertainment by the Pete Jacobs Swingtet. […]

Art demonstration features Japanese papermaking

The Westlake Village Art Guild Dinner will present a mixed media demonstration by California artist Lynn Kishiyama on Tues., March 5 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m., followed by the mixed media demonstration from 7 to 9 p.m. While living in Japan, Kishiyama became […]

Warriors gain upper hand

Westlake boys’ basketball team securesfirst Marmonte League title since 1996, prepares for CIF-SS Division 2A playoff run

The Warriors don’t fit into any idyllic category. The Westlake High boys’ basketball team has a little attitude. A little swagger. A little chutzpah. “It’s never easy here,” said Rob Bloom, Westlake’s secondyear head coach. “Even when we’re winning, it’s not always rosy.” There’s pressure from parents and a passionate community that demands wins. There’s little margin for error in […]

Recycling events scheduled in Calabasas •

Electronic waste collection at Vons shopping center parkinglot, 23381 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills at Calabasas Roadfrom 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 16 Electronic waste roundup at Albertsons shopping centerparking lot, 26521 Agoura Road from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. onSat., March 2. Water-base paint and used oil roundup at Calabasas City Hall,100 Civic Center Way from 9 […]