2014-01-23 E-Edition

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Free Kanan shuttle continues

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council voted to spend $75,000 to fund the Kanan Shuttle for nine more months while it seeks ways to share the cost of the popular service with riders, schools and businesses. Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks told MAC members on Jan. 9 that charging even a nominal fee to riders would cause a drop in […]

Reliving her past

. Chumash descendent paints pictographs for museum

With every new pictograph she paints, Sarafina Julian gets to know her culture just a little bit more. The 16-year-old Thousand Oaks resident, who is of Chumash descent, has actively embraced local Native American traditions her whole life. As a young child she was often seen dressed in full Chumash regalia and dancing in local and regional powwows. Today the […]

Annual charity event is warm and fuzzy

CALIFORNIA WINTER— Above, 5-year-old Larson Kempin of Westlake slides down a hill of snow at Three Springs Park on a toboggan. He and his family came to donate coats and jackets at the fourth annual Coats for Casa charity event on Jan. 18. Right, volunteer Michelle Scruggs bags warm coats and jackets which had been sorted by size and age. […]

Farmers markets stay active in winter

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association is kicking off the season with winter crops, fresh from the field. The markets are filled with winter selections, including Brussels sprouts, head lettuces, a large variety of carrots and a new crop of strawberries. Shoppers can choose from the many options to create winter soups or to use for juicing, a great […]

Without room to roam, lions inbreeding

Preliminary DNA results from three mountain lion kittens discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains last month show they are the result of inbreeding. The results underscore the need for improvements to the wildlife corridor, which is obstructed by the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. “Unfortunately, this litter of kittens is the latest example of firstorder inbreeding in which a father […]

Disaster debris—cleaning up after the ShakeOut

The Wikipedia entry for “emergency” lists a common understanding of priorities. In a disaster, the first priority is saving people. The next priority is protecting property. Preserving the environment takes third place. Because the environment is lower on the list, preparation to minimize environmental impacts is not given as much attention. Once a year, many public agencies and some private […]

Piano recital of classics

Eric Kinsley, a California Lutheran University music faculty member, will present a piano recital of classical masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 24 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. He will play works by Haydn, Beethoven, Pleyel and Mozart. Faculty members Daniel Geeting, clarinet, and Heidi Valencia Vas, vocalist, will also perform. Donations for the […]

Underdogs ready to seize the day

Coyote wrestling team building base for next season

Sports underdogs have secured cushioned seats in the pantheon of popular culture. There are the Average Joe’s from “Dodgeball.” Ralph Macchio in “The Karate Kid.” And of course the adorable leprechaun Sean Astin in “Rudy.” Along Mulholland Highway, there are the Calabasas High wrestlers, a motley crew of quirky characters and gutsy grapplers. The Coyotes’ sophomore captain, a third-generation wrestler, […]

Man, woman rescued at Malibu Creek State Park

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu Search and Rescue Team assisted in the rescue of two stranded climbers stuck on a cliff face in Malibu Creek State Park on Jan. 15. The two hikers, a 21- year- old man from Agoura Hills and a 20-yearold woman from Pasadena, were climbing an area of the park known as Goats Butte. […]