Artist trains do-it-your-selfers

Local teams hit the trails

The high school boys and girls who run for fun are back. Running is a punishment for most athletes, but it’s not for the rugged long-distance runners in Acorn country. Local cross country squads are ready for the elbow wars at the starting line, the steep hills of Mt. San Antonio College and the fierce league meets. Oak Park High’s […]

Baskets for a benefit

Linda Palmer, Santa Monica Mountains trailblazer and equestrian, dies at 80

Linda Palmer of Calabasas, a longtime advocate for the Santa Monica Mountains, has died from cancer at the age of 80. Palmer’s many contributions to the protection and management of the local mountains will be remembered at a celebration on Sept. 29 at the Santa Monica Mountains park service visitor center at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy. near Calabasas. […]

Fashion show to benefit Casa Pacifica

The Casa Pacifica Angels and hosts Susan and Ken Bauer will present the 12th annual Spotlight on Style Fashion Show on Sat., Oct. 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. All proceeds will benefit Casa Pacifica’s therapeutic programs and services to vulnerable children and families in the area. Carin Holmenas Productions, in collaboration with Elizabeth Mason […]

Warrior girls gear up for new season

The Westlake High girls’ cross country team will run hard in the Marmonte League this fall. Jenny Giguere, a junior, leads the Warrior girls. Giguere reached the CIFSouthern Section finals last year. Her brother, Mikey, helped the Westlake boys’ team win a state championship in 2012. Clarice Douille and Katrina Jenkins are talented juniors. Senior Kelly Colwell and junior Jordanna […]

The Other Side of 50

I care for Mom, but who will care for me? Here’s a five-question quiz to take and share with friends. 1. What percentage of baby boomers think they will need long-term care (help with daily activities) as they age, and what percentage actually will need long-term care? 2. What percentage of longterm care is provided by family or friends? 3. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $400 cellphone from a patron at Bogie’s restaurant on Agoura Road Aug. 31. A vandal caused $ 250 in damage to a car parked by Agoura High School on Driver Avenue Aug. 27. Someonestolea$ 460 cellphone from a home on Middle Crest Drive July 5. Calabasas A shoplifter stole $300 worth of groceries from […]

Park docent class starts soon

Topanga State Park is seeking volunteer naturalists. Docents fall training will begin Sat., Sept. 21 at the Trippet Ranch Nature Center in Topanga State Park. Classes will take place on six alternating Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program will teach participants about plant and animal identification, the Tongva and Chumash and their ancestors, archaeology in the park, […]

Chargers seize tourney title

The Agoura High girls’ volleyball team won the Chatsworth Tournament, which featured 15 varsity squads. The Chargers went 8-0 in match play and defeated Simi Valley 25-13 in the championship. Four-year varsity starters Jackie Severson and Katie Sato made the all-tournament team. Sato and Bri Finch had 12 aces apiece. Meg Graham had 36 kills. Hannah Holmes had 24 kills […]