2014-07-31 E-Edition

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole $8,000 worth of jewelry from a home on Walford Court July 22. The culprit caused $600 in damage breaking into the home. A resident on Agoura Road reported that an intruder entered her apartment without permission July 19. A young white male reportedly had keys to the house and fled when he saw the resident […]

Helping brides prepare for big day

The Bridal Premiere show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 10 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event features over 90 bridal-related exhibitors with fashions, food, music and venues. Brides can enter a contest to win a Limo Wine Tour at www.facebook.com/bridalpremiere or www.valleyscenemagazine.com. They can also register for […]

Pet of the Week

Cure for MS is long, hard road

Westlake woman on the front lines

A multiple sclerosis diagnosis isn’t the end of the world. Susan O’Connor, an Oak Park resident, who learned she had the neuromuscular illness about 15 years ago, continues to lead an active lifestyle with hopes for a bright tomorrow. The cause and cure for the ailment are still unknown, but doctors and patients are well aware of its debilitating effect […]

Frogs freed

Biologists from the National Park Service released hundreds of California red-legged frog tadpoles into area streams last week, part of a new effort to expand the range of the threatened species in Southern California. “California red-legged frogs haven’t been seen in the Santa Monica Mountains since the early 1970s,” said Katy Delaney, wildlife ecologist for the NPS. “Hopefully these tadpoles […]


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Sneaky raccoon keeps eyes on the prize

There is a shelf outside my kitchen widow in Westlake Village, a passthrough to the patio. My cat has her bed up there and we put her food up there to keep it away from bugs. A clip holds the bowl in place. There is a step up so the cat can get to the shelf. One evening I saw […]

Mental illness organization wins Humanitarian Prize

Agoura Hills-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awards the largest prize in the humanitarian world each year. The 2014 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize went to Fountain House/Clubhouse International, a global organization that has created a model to help those suffering from mental illness to reclaim their lives and realize their potential through work and community support. Fountain House serves about […]

Brown is the new green

The recent heat wave is a stark reminder of how serious the drought has become. We all know the situation is serious, yet Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a 20 percent voluntary reduction in water use has fallen short of its target, and state officials are worried. Because we’re not conserving water the way we should, stronger enforcement measures are […]