2014-12-04 E-Edition

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New funding allows construction to begin on wildlife corridor

Improved Liberty Canyon underpass will help cougar survival

The big cats living in the local mountains will have more room to roam now that the initial funding for a more than $1-million freeway underpass in Agoura Hills has been approved. Environmentalists hope the new passage at Liberty Canyon will allow mountain lions, also known as cougars and pumas, to cross safely under the 101 Freeway and expand their […]

Sweet Arleen’s celebrates fifth year

Trust the cops?

Masked thugs in Ferguson took over the streets, looting, burning and shooting. Defensively hunkered at first, cops responded belatedly. We’ve seen this before across America. While some debate “root causes,” middle class Americans are left to rebuild their burned-out businesses, restock looted merchandise and try to put their lives back into some state of order. One thing is for sure: […]

Bethlehem comes to Westlake Village

Westminster Presbyterian Church will present its annual production of the Bethlehem Experience, also called BethEx, from 5 to 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 12 and 13 in the church parking lot, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. BethEx is a theatrical reenactment of life in Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born. Visitors stay in their cars and drive through […]

Buckley Weber named Agoura Hills mayor

When Illece Buckley Weber took the oath of office Tuesday as Agoura Hills’ new mayor, she made up for lost time. The city’s last woman mayor was 15 years ago when Louise Rishoff held the top post. And it was Rishoff who administered the oath of office to Buckley Weber at the Dec. 2 government reorganization meeting in City Hall. […]

Aquariums and fish are family’s passion

Aquarium shop to host student tours

For Andrew Bunya-Ananta, working with fish is a family tradition. His father, Peter, ran a tropical fish store for 35 years. And his great-grandfather, Kit, used to import marine tropical fish. Bunya-Ananta said he basically grew up in his dad’s Simi Valley store, where as a middle schooler, he learned about aquariums and the business aspect of owning a shop. […]

Dad walks 400 miles for vital cause

He raises awareness about parental alienation

Some parents call it legalized child abduction. Others call it kidnapping or emotional child abuse. Parental alienation by any name wreaks devastating consequences on children throughout the nation, who, through family court decrees and psychological manipulation by one parent against the other, find themselves emotionally unmoored, distrustful and eventually broken as adults. Divorce creates enough drama for children, but when […]

Handbell and vocal choirs welcome Christmas

The community is welcome to attend a Christmas Concert and Advent Celebration at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7 in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. Ten vocal and handbell choirs comprised of children age 3 through adults will present special selections for the season. The program will also include “The Promise,” a […]

Rain pummels streets and homes