2013-02-28 E-Edition

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Vicky Leary, Agoura Hills founder, dies at 83

Mary Victoria “Vicky” Stone Leary, a member of the first Agoura Hills City Council in 1982, died at her home in Idaho on Dec. 31, 2012. She was 83. Leary focused her life on family, civic duty and service. She served two terms as mayor of Agoura Hills and was instrumental in the development of Chumash, Agoura and Reyes Adobe […]

Nonprofit group works to maintain Santa Monica Mountains programs

Many people use anticoagulant poisons to kill rodents and other unwanted creatures that come into their yards or homes in search of food and shelter. But they shouldn’t be so quick to act, says Julie Newsome, a Westlake Village resident, wildlife advocate and volunteer with the Santa Monica Mountains Fund. Established in 1988, the SAMO Fund was created by the […]

Newborn animals need foster care

Ventura County Animal Services recently launched a new animal foster parenting program that uses volunteer help to care for newborn kittens and puppies. VCAS foster parent volunteers agree to care for and feed one, two or an entire litter of kittens or puppies until the animals are old enough and large enough to be put up for adoption at VCAS […]

Local Catholic community responds to pope’s abdication

A momentous occurrence in the Catholic Church, one that hasn’t happened in nearly 600 years, will have long-lasting effects on the religious community, according to local priests. On Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI will step down from his post as the spiritual leader of more than a billion Catholics worldwide. The resignation on Feb. […]

Senior housing project moves forward at old Westlake hospital site

After 18 months of discussions, One Eighty, a Seattle-based hospitality company, is eager to move forward with a proposed 130-unit senior housing project slated to be built on a 6.5-acre parcel at 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village. The company has been working with the city and gathering local input to gain support for the senior housing development on […]

Young talentsfind way to success

There are many aspiring young performers in the Conejo Valley, but two acts in particular—an actress-singer-songwriter and a boy band—are making great strides in the competitive music business. Hayley Kiyoko, an Agoura High graduate and actress best known for her roles in “Lemonade Mouth,” “Wizards of Waverly Place” and “ Scooby Doo” movies has turned her sights to singing. The […]

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $1,200 sound mixing board, $700 snowboard, $500 laptop computer and $300 television from a home on Caspian Court Feb. 15. A shopper at Trader Joe’s in the 28900 block of Canwood Street reported Feb. 13 that someone stole a wallet containing $500 in cash and bank cards from her purse. The thief used the […]