2014-02-20 E-Edition

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Calabasas launches Connect app

The City of Calabasas has launched its new mobile app, Connect with Calabasas. The free app enables residents’ service requests regarding potholes, noise complaints, dangerous conditions, graffiti, and other concerns to be submitted directly to the city, where they will be instantly routed to the appropriate department and responded to quickly and efficiently. Residents will be notified the instant problems […]


Many notable Americans have overcome disabilities to succeed in life. Marlee Matlin, the accomplished deaf actress, said, “It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I’m not crazy about using.” Helen Keller, who was both deaf and blind, said, “ All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.”

‘Queen of Mean’ brings biting humor to The Canyon

Lisa Lampanelli is known as the “queen of mean” in the world of comedy, but her fans take her quick-witted jabs, snarky insults and raunchy bluntness in stride. Lampanelli will return to The Canyon club in Agoura Hills on March 1, ready to mock locals and show off her 107-pound weight loss. The audience can expect to hear more than […]

Winter is coming—teams fight for playoff lives

Winter playoffs for local high school teams have arrived. The Calabasas boys’ basketball team, which shared the Marmonte League championship with Westlake, opens the CIFSouthern Section Division 2A tournament against Norco at home. Westlake plays host to Rowland in Division 2AA action. Newbury Park plays at Buena while Thousand Oaks battles Eastside at home in the Division 2AA bracket. The […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Feb. 21: ComedySportz/performing arts education center/ 6 p.m.Hypno-show/7 p.m.Sat., Feb. 22: ACT, SAT bootcamp/A1/9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thurs., Feb. 27: Ping pongtourney/G building/6:30 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesTues., Feb. 25: Senior scholarship workshop/7 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Feb. 21: Winter sportsrallyBarbershop Mania/pavilion/ 7 p.m.Sat., Feb. 22: SAT boot camp/G9/8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sun., Feb. 23: SAT boot camp/G9/8 a.m. to […]

Freeway ramp closure

A three-week closure of the northbound Lindero Canyon Road on-ramp to the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village will begin at 6 a.m. Mon., Feb. 24. Closure of the ramp is part of the Lindero overpass improvement project that is already underway. A loop onramp is being built for motorists going north on Lindero and then west on the freeway. The […]

Movie will help the disabled

A free presentation of “Be Safe: The Movie” will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 28 at the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks. The movie was created by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other learning differences to help them prepare people for a variety of potential encounters with law enforcement officials. The presentation is […]


THURS., FEB. 20 Conejo Valley Garden Club 9:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. Janss Road. Program on getting ready for upcomingfiower shows. Contact: Sherry Molinari. Phone: 805.498.2778. Email: (Sherri Trout) sherri.trout@yahoo.com.SimiValley. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Ric’s restaurant, 2500 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Valentine’s Day luncheon. Wear red to support heart health awareness. $25 […]

Soto is the man in middle and on perimeter

Senior Warrior helps boys’ hoops team capture two straight league titles

Marcos Soto, who is 6-foot-8 and 190 pounds, is physically imposing. Off the basketball court, he’s a gentleman. The Westlake High senior attends services at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Community church. He’s an honors student who recorded a 4.2 grade-point average last semester. He doesn’t miss practice. Teammates love playing with him because every shot he takes—literally, every single […]

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