2013-11-07

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Calabasas rallies behind injured teacher




Calabasas High School students took part in a campus rally Tuesday against gun violence and in support of Brian Ludmer, the technical director at the CHS Performing Arts Education Center who is recovering from the wound he received in last week’s LAX shooting spree. Ludmer was transferred to Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where […]

Men arrested in rash of local robberies




Three Thousand Oaks men suspected of trying to rob a Newbury Park gas station on Oct. 30 have pleaded not guilty to felony attempted robbery charges, according to Ventura County Superior Court records. About 9 p. m. that day, 22- year- old Omar Simental, 41-year-old Armando Salinas and 20-year-old Sergio Banuelos allegedly attempted to rob the 76 gas station at […]

Time to review your Medicare coverage




Medicare’s annual open enrollment period has begun. The enrollment, which runs through Dec. 7, is the time when users can change their Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plan. The new coverage kicks in on Jan. 1, 2014. If you have original Medicare and you’re satisfied with it, you don’t need to do anything during open enrollment. Also, […]

Artist displays her work



At the urging of her Calabasas Bark Park friends, Randi Berlatsky Court recently hosted an exhibit of her paintings at her Agoura Hills home. The 53-year-old woman, who works in the medical field, began to paint three years ago after a divorce. She developed a knack for putting different art styles and colors on canvas. “It was a way to […]

High School Hi Lights



Agoura ChargersFri., Nov. 8: Dance concert/performing arts education center/7p.m.Sat., Nov. 9: College essay workshop/ 9 a.m.ComedySportz/performingarts education center/6 p.m.Mon., Nov. 11: Veterans Day-noschoolTues., Nov. 12: Blood drive/Gbuilding/8 a.m.Charger Club meeting/A1/7p.m.Thurs., Nov. 14: Talent show/performing arts education center/ 7 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesMon., Nov. 11: Veterans Day-noschoolTues., Nov. 12: “A MidsummerNight’s Dream”/performing artseducation center/7 p.m.Wed., Nov. 13: “A MidsummerNight’s Dream”/performing artseducation center/7 […]

Mayor’s address touts Agoura’s accomplishments




Family values, fiscal responsibility, public safety and strong partnerships between businesses and schools were emphasized by Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber in his State of the City address at the Sheraton Hotel on Oct. 30. Weber shared details of the city’s accomplishments over the year, including its ability to balance a budget during the tight economy. He said the city […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Someone caused $2,000 in damage shattering the sliding glass door of a home on Calle Margarita Oct. 29. A vandal caused $ 500 in damage when they broke the window of a car parked on Lazy Oak Place Oct. 26. A burglar stole a $450 suitcase, $ 250 computer monitor, $ 200 jacket and about $1,000 worth of […]

Local parkland pioneer dies

Retired after 30 years of service

Phil Holmes, an anthropologist for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, died of a massive heart attack on Sat., Nov. 2. He had retired in 2011 after more than 30 years of federal service. According to park service offi cials, Holmes played an instrumental role in the development of local federal parkland. A Ventura resident, Holmes also worked to […]

American Indian basketry for sale at King Gillette Ranch



The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center will host an American Indian Basketry Show and Sale with artist talks and demonstrations on Nov. 16 and 17 in Calabasas. Running from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the free event features historic and contemporary American Indian baskets from California and the Southwest. Basketry expert Terry De- Wald’s lectures at 11 a.m. […]