2013-11-07

2013-11-07 E-Edition

Cutbill, Lawrence join Las Virgenes School Board

Lesli Stein reelected


The Las Virgenes Unified School District board of education race wound up being a real nail-biter. Although still not official, Dallas Lawrence defeated Mary Jo Ammon for the third and final board seat up for grabs. Lawrence was one of five candidates running in the Nov. 5 race. Residents were choosing among challengers Ray Pearl, Angela Cutbill and Mary Jo […]

Hidden Hills library appointee



As part of a partnership with the City of Calabasas and the Las Virgenes Unified School District, the City of Hidden Hills recently named resident Britt Aaronson as its appointment to the Calabasas Library Commission. In an agreement reached earlier this year, Hidden Hills committed approximately $258,000 annually to enhance the library services in Calabasas. The monies are used for […]

Children’s author to share tales of vultures, spiders, snakes



The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center will host a reading by children’s author and naturalist Diane Lang at 2 p.m. Mon., Nov. 11 at the King Gillete Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Lang will read from her book “Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved.” She will also share her collection of spiders, snakes and vultures. The event is free […]

Recession recovery could play Grinch with shoppers

Economist predicts sluggish holiday season this year—retailers are taking steps


November is here, and savvy shoppers are gearing up for the holiday season, looking for the best prices during Black Friday, Cyber Monday and after-holiday sales. Yet despite the malls’ elaborate decorations and the latest pop group’s Christmas album blaring over the speakers, customers are having a hard time getting into the holiday spending spirit this year. Shoppers still shaking […]

Plenty to see and do at Lavender Faire



Super Chargers

No. 1 boys’ water polo team ready to zap foes for fourth straight section crown


The word “dynasty” is thrown around too often, like a wagon of Polish sausage links tossed into a den of ravenous wolves. Agoura High’s boys’ water polo team qualifies as a dynasty. The Chargers, ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 coaches’ poll, have won three straight section titles. Their quest for a fourth straight championship begins Nov. […]

Just dropping by



Climbers rescued in rugged Malibu Canyon



The Malibu Search and Rescue team and Los Angeles County County Fire Department airlifted one stranded hiker and two people who had tried to locate the victim after he went missing Nov. 3 on Brent’s Mountain. The incident occurred near the Salvation Army Camp near Tapia State Park off Malibu Canyon Road in Calabasas. The victim sent 911 GPS coordinates […]

Hot Flashes

The Costco cruise

I love having a grocery cart that doubles as a mosh pit. Oh, Costco, you so bad. You’ve designed a wheeled device the size of a Buick without power steering or GPS to serve as a toting vessel for toilet paper and meatballs. Prior to its service at Costco, I figured this behemoth must have been Paul Bunyan’s baby carriage. […]


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