2014-03-06

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Bingo! A fundraiser to cover healthcare for shelter pets



Healthcare for Homeless Animals will host a fundraiser from 6 p.m. until closing Wed., March 12 at the LAB Brewing Company, 30105 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. That night, the brewery will donate 15 percent of proceeds toward this organization. Bingo will be available on the patio. HHA, a nonprofit organization, funds veterinary care for the animals at the Agoura Shelter. […]

Defense wins championships? Warriors hope that’s the truth

Boys’ basketball team will play Canyon of Anaheim for Division 2AA championship


The Westlake High boys’ basketball team took a different road to the CIF-Southern Section championship game this March. Westlake’s explosive, uptempo offense last season took the squad to the section finals. This year, a gritty, get-in-your face defense paved the way for the Warriors. The revamped Warriors (25-7 overall) will face No. 1 seed Canyon of Anaheim (27-4) at 10 […]

Hikers rescued during storm



Last weekend’s storm system led to dangerous conditions for four hikers and their rescuers in Malibu Creek State Park. At around 6:45 p.m. Sat., March 1, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu Search and Rescue Team received a call that four hikers were stranded in the park, on the other side of a rock pool area. When rescuers arrived, […]

Boys & Girls Clubs get grant for Power Hour homework program



The Calabasas-based Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation has approved its first local community investment, a $100,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley to support a homework assistant program call Power Hour: Making Minutes Count. The grant was officially announced Feb. 28 at the B&G Clubs’ Superstars of the Year event at the Thousand Oaks Civic […]

Parklands boost economy, report says



A new National Park Service report shows that the 650,000 visitors to national park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains spent $26 million in the surrounding community in 2012. The spending supported 336 local jobs. The report only studied the number of visitors to National Park Service land, which comprises 15 percent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The […]

OPHS among the big winners at Academic Decathlon competition




Oak Park High School is feeling the bliss after placing fourth at the 2014 Ventura County Academic Decathlon competition, a marked improvement over previous years. The team won 40 medals in the battle of the brains at Pacifica High School in Oxnard on Feb. 1. Awards were presented Feb. 3 at the school. Westlake High School won first place in […]

Lions want title No. 8

Oaks Christian girls’ soccer team prepares for CIF-SS championship bout

The sky is blue, Hercules is strong, and the Oaks Christian High girls’ soccer team will play for a CIF-Southern Section championship. So, what else is new? The Lions, who have won seven section championships in school history, will try to win their eighth title at 5 p.m. Saturday against St. Joseph of Lakewood at Warren High in the Division […]

Republican adds name to 44th race

Candidate, 26, steps forward with only days to spare


Small-business owner Mario de la Piedra, the third Republican candidate to join the race to represent the 44th Assembly District, says his goal in seeking office is to help California businesses. “A lot of employers are fed up with government regulation,” said de la Piedra, who announced he was joining the race Monday, just five days before the filing deadline. […]

How to stay sssafe in rattlesssnake country




Here are some quick facts to help keep you safe in rattlesnake country. In searing temperatures, rattlesnakes find it just as unbearable to navigate on baking surfaces as a bare-footed human would. So they seek out cool shade. In garden areas, look for rattlers near hose spigots, miscellaneous lumber or flowerpots, and under decks and shrubbery. It is helpful to […]


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