2013-08-29 E-Edition

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Collectibles on display

ARTIFACTUAL—Below, Lois Julien, left, and Charlotte Myer wait to have a special clock appraised at the Aug. 21 Calabasas Savvy Seniors “Antiques Road Show.” See today’s story about the event on page 16.

Teacher got animals into the act

Trainers gather to honor Hubert Wells’ birthday

Friends of the entertainment industry came to Agoura Hills last Saturday to celebrate the 79th birthday of Hubert Wells, a wild animal trainer who taught big cats, birds, reptiles and other critters to perform in movies and television programs for more than 40 years. The surprise party was hosted by Agoura Hills resident Mark Harden, an animal trainer who worked […]

Better shoes, treatment can cure heel pain


“Oh my gosh, I hate putting my foot on the floor in the morning. It feels like a nail in my heel,” said Carolee to my query about first step pain. She was describing the most common symptom of the most frequently seem problem in a podiatry office: the first step pain after periods of rest seen with plantar fasciitis. […]

Do it Center gets DIY makeover

Heroin claims the life of another local teenager

A crisis grows

For the second time this month, the community is mourning the death of a young man who succumbed to a deadly craving for opiates. Dozens of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers stopped at a makeshift memorial at the corner of Liberty Canyon and Country Glen roads in Agoura Hills last week to pay tribute to Joshua Isaac, 19, who died Aug. […]

Animals, Hollywood changing

A professional animal trainer who learned his craft under the tutelage of premier animal trainer Hubert Wells, Mark Harden has worked on movies for more than 18 years. A 30-year Agoura Hills resident, Harden has trained chimpanzees, leopards, wolves, horses, cats, dogs, birds and other animals to behave on movie sets and perform like pros. He was the lead animal […]

Pet of the Week

CFO Forum in Calabasas

A CFO Forum breakfast seminar will present Joe Davis, CEO and co-founder of Etonien LLC, speaking on “The Evolving Role of the CFO” from 7 to 9 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 19 at Line 6, 26580 Agoura Road, Calabasas. Networking starts at 7 a.m. followed by the program at 7:30 a.m. Drawing on his 30-plus years of business and professional services […]

New year brings new optimism to OPUSD

Oak Park schools rebound after recession

The Oak Park Unified School District opened classes yesterday with higher enrollment, stronger budget and increased safety measures on campuses. Enrollment increased by 180 students. The district now teaches approximately 4,700 children, Superintendent Tony Knight said. While additional students bring with them more revenue from the state, Oak Park received an extra boost this year due to the passage of […]

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