2013-12-12 E-Edition

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Look who’s here!

STRAIGHT FROM THE NORTH POLE—Santa greets the crowd after arriving on afire engine at the 34th annual Santa Comes to Westlake/ Agoura and Beyond food drive in Agoura Hills on Sat., Dec. 7. Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club sponsors the popular event. Right, cheerleaders f rom Agoura High School help organize the donations.

Living organ donations

While most organs and tissues become available for transplant after the donor has died, some organs and tissues can be donated by living donors. On Oct. 29, Calabasas resident Beth Cone Kramer donated a kidney through the UCLA Kidney Exchange Program. When her father, Maurie Cone of Thousand Oaks, needed a kidney transplant, neither Cone Kramer nor her brother were […]


Chabad honors faithful couple

Sheriff handling own investigation into cyclist’s Mulholland Highway death

Deputy’s patrol car collided with bike rider, reason not known

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail has begun the investigation into the death of a bicyclist who was struck and killed Dec. 8 by a sheriff’s patrol car heading east on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The investigators are an internal affairs unit whose job is to examine accidents involving deputies. The name of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s […]

Car enthusiasts do their part to help children in need

The local motorsport community is coming together to brighten the holidays and make a difference in the lives of children in need. About 15,000 toys were collected at the 10th annual Motor- 4toys Charitable Exotic Car Show and holiday toy drive on Dec. 1. Although the event in Woodland Hills is over, the push for donations will continue through Christmas, […]

Blighted Christmas tree was a miracle

Back in 1995, the rural Agoura community I live in had an area set aside where residents could divest their households of all manner of unwanted items. Stereos, sinks, vacuums, birdbaths, bicycles and the occasional rowboat might turn up among the discards. Especially during the hot summer months, folks pitched out their old Christmas items, as if their brains were […]

CLU appoints a dean of seminary

California Lutheran University has appointed a former director for the Lutheran World Federation to oversee Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary after the school becomes part of the university on Jan. 1. The Rev. Karen L. Bloomquist of Bellingham, Wash., will start Jan. 6 as the dean and chief administrative officer of PLTS in Berkeley. She will replace Phyllis Anderson, who is […]

Just in time for holidays