2013-08-22 E-Edition

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Fire strikes again

Car blaze ignites brush next to freeway

Firefighters extinguished a fast moving grass fire that threatened homes for a brief period of time Sun., Aug. 18 on the west side of Calabasas. It’s the area’s biggest blaze since the Springs Fire in May. Dubbed the Old Fire, the blaze consumed 175 acres between Las Virgenes and Lost Hills road just north of the 101 Freeway. The scorched […]

National Charity League introduces 2013 debs

The Conejo Valley chapter of the National Charity League introduced its 2013 debutantes as part of the group’s annual new member and debutante announcement tea on May 19 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks. National Charity League is a nonprofit, mother-daughter organization supporting local community agencies and charities. The Conejo Valley chapter assists 13 philanthropies in the area. […]

Ast the Arbotist

A time to turn comes early

It’s not your imagination: the leaves on many trees are turning yellow earlier than normal. I’m not talking about conifers like Monterey or Aleppo pines or any other evergreen tree that doesn’t lose its leaves every year. If you see a pine that is all yellow, it’s too late; the tree is dying or dead. I’m speaking specifically about deciduous […]

Agoura grad gets his shot on Broadway

A.J. Holmes caught the kind of break that many young performers dream about. The 23-year-old graduate of Agoura High School felt lucky to be the second standby for the character Elder Cunningham in the hit musical “The Book of Morman” in Chicago, but when he was called to perform the part on Broadway he was stunned. Holmes said he was […]

Business of the Month

Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Company

The restaurant, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in business and third year the Summit Shopping Center in Calabasas, is owned by Rob and Laina McFerren, who met and married while working at the Cheesecake Factory in Los Angeles. Rob was a manager and Laina trained the servers. After Laina gave Rob a home beer brewing kit for Christmas, a […]

Van Dyke incident no sitcom, but not as serious as first reported

Veteran Hollywood actor Dick Van Dyke, 87, was shaken but uninjured Monday after his car caught fire on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas. At 2 p.m. Aug. 19, the California Highway Patrol received a call about a car fire on the eastbound 101 at Parkway Calabasas. CHP confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was Van Dyke, a Malibu resident. […]

Businesswomen meet tonight

The Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will host its monthly dinner meeting today at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 22 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. Networking will begin at 5:30, followed by the program at 8 p.m. Gloria Miele is a business development and leadership coach, speaker, consultant, and trainer with […]

Oak Park men run miles to help others

Friends raise money for local kids with cancer

Oak Park residents Stewart McGugan and Drew Hazelton will run, swim and bike for the love of a child. McGugan, principal of Oak View High School in Oak Park, and Hazelton, a Disney executive, will participate in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon at Zuma Beach on Sept. 8. The race will include a half-mile ocean swim, an 18-mile bike course and […]


THURS., AUG. 22 Thousand Oaks Photo Group 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Pete Scifres gives presentation on using ProShow Gold to prepare media shows using digital images and soundtracks. Q&A follows. Contact: Bob Peltzman. Phone: 818. 865.8464. FRI., AUG. 23 One-Woman Storytelling Show 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Simi Valley United Church […]