2014-11-26 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills rec center to open

Truly a dream come true,’ mayor tells the community

Agoura Hills hosted a VIP sneak preview last Friday of the city’s new recreation center, which is scheduled to open to the public Sat., Jan. 10. Formerly the home of Temple Beth Haverim, the site was transformed into a full recreation and event facility at a cost of $13.4 million. The center is on Ladyface Court near City Hall and […]

Men survive 200-foot drop into canyon

Two baby barn owls relocate to Newbury Park

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, a pet emergency and animal specialty hospital, recently sponsored the relocation of two baby barn owls from the Ojai Raptor Center to Sycamore Canyon School in Newbury Park. The baby owls were introduced to the public and to their new home, a series of custombuilt barn owl boxes, on Nov. 19. Parent volunteer Jo Louie, […]

High School Hi Lights

All schools: no classes Fri., Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving holiday Agoura Chargers Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 3 & 4: Fall play/black box theater/7 p.m.. Calabasas Coyotes Sat., Nov., 29: Saturday school/8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 1: PFC meeting/9:30 a.m. Tues., Dec. 2: Girls’ golf banquet Cheer parent meeting/6 p.m. Senior scholarship info/7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 4: Counselor Connect/ 11 […]

Bartenders play a role in preventing DUI

The dangers of driving while drunk have long been a talking point for state and federal lawmakers. Every year, stricter laws, larger fines and longer prison sentences are put into effect to discourage drivers from getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs. According to the Texas-based Mothers Against Drunk Driving, those efforts have helped cut the number of […]

TV sharks snap at new venture

Calabasas native Justin Fenchel knew his product, a custom boxed wine called Beatbox Beverages, was already a hit when he pitched it on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” The trick was to get the show’s investors to take the bait. “We barely remember what happened in there,” Fenchel said. “We were just talking and going with it.” He faced the sharks with […]

Family Men

A feast of burden

Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and I used to try to out-eat one another at buffets and Thanksgiving feasts, and we’d eat so much we’d make ourselves sick for days to follow. But it’s been years since we’ve been to a buffet or spent a Thanksgiving together due to the more than […]

Ride the lightning

Get ready to ride the lightning. The Chargers are giving extra pumps to their Shaq Attack shoes, color-coordinating their knee-high socks with headbands while fine-tuning double-pump turnaround 3-point rainbows and 360-tomahawk jams on the NBA Jam arcade game. . . . Just kidding. They’re actually practicing in the real world. Everything is new about the Agoura High boys’ basketball team […]

Westlake names Ned Davis mayor

McSweeney is pro tem

Ned Davis was tabbed as the new mayor of Westlake Village during the city’s annual reorganization meeting Nov. 19. The council appointed Susan McSweeney mayor pro tem. “I appreciate your confidence to represent you as mayor this year,” said Davis, who replaces Mark Rutherford at the city’s helm. McSweeney succeeds Davis as the next in line for mayor. Councilmember Philippa […]

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