Volunteers invited to perform civic duty and help clean the creek

In the past, beer cans, plastic water bottles, cigarette butts, food wrappers—even oil drums and dead animals—have been dumped into Medea Creek in Agoura Hills. The 15th annual Heal the Bay Creek Cleanup on Sat., Sept. 21 will bring volunteers together to clear the mess out of the stream. The environmental group Heal the Bay needs volunteers to help with […]

St Jude Faire is annual treat for community

Raffe’s grand prize will be Alaskan cruise

The St. Jude 34th annual Country Time Faire and Carnival will take place Sat. and Sun., Sept. 21 and 22 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Hours are from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. The faire has rides and games for kids of all ages, door prizes, boutique […]

Community choir invites new singers

The Conejo Valley community choir Oaks Camerata is gearing up for its new season and positions are available for singers. Oaks Camerata is a chamber vocal ensemble of 26 men and women. Smaller ensemble, soli and solo opportunities are also available Oaks Camerata performs music from the Renaissance through modern periods. The artistic director is Dr. Brian Driscoll. He received […]

Protesters say no to Syria

Living on the edge

Studies show large carnivores face obstacles to survival

Despite the unrelenting urban sprawl, mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes remain an important part of the local ecology. But the growth in man’s footprint has made it increasingly difficult for the majestic cats and bold canines to survive. Because they are confined to small areas of natural habitat, mountain lions are vulnerable to deadly territorial fights and inbreeding. Some are […]

Adventist women host conference

The women’s ministry of the Simi Valley Adventist Church will host its second annual women’s conference from 10 a. m to 4 p. m. Sat., Sept. 21 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Media Center, 101 W. Cochran St., Simi Valley. The guest speaker is Ginny Allen, author of “God’s Love Song.” The conference includes a mini- concert, drama, spoken word, fellowship […]

Agoura High grad up for elite award

Danny Janklow’s talent for playing the saxophone has once again seized the moment. The 24- year- old alto sax player is part of a select group of musicians from the United States and abroad to be chosen as semifinalists in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Sept. 15 and 16 in Washington D.C. The Thelonious Monk competition highlights different […]

Back in the black, Calabasas city budget ready for better times ahead

More money available for altruistic projects

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenges and controversy.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Calabasas Mayor Fred Gaines commemorated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at a recent meeting of the City Council, saying the famous civil […]


City curtailing the use of anticoagulants

A growing number of communities, including Calabasas, are trying to reduce the use of anticoagulants that threaten wildlife. The Calabasas Environmental Commission is proposing a resolution to discourage the sale and purchase of anticoagulant rodenticides, which are used to kill rats. The rodenticides are also detrimental to wildlife such as hawks and bobcats because the food they prey upon has […]

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