2015-01-08 E-Edition

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IN A PINCH . . . Crayfish removal project relies upon students

Invasive species unwanted in creek

Wading through waist-deep water, Agoura High School junior Cameron Norstat and four of his friends gather a dozen crayfish from about 80 traps set along a small section of Las Virgenes Creek near Mureau Road and the 101 Freeway in Calabasas. It took about an hour for the teens to sift through a 50-yard section of the stream. The largest […]

Life in the Single Lane

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” . Mother Teresa Here’s to hoping your 2015 is already off to a vibrant, healthy and abundant start! And as every new year offers irresistible fodder for columnists who often like to discuss the past 12 months or wax poetic about the upcoming one, here […]

Ahem, please cover that cough

Fever, headache and muscle aches are just a few of the nasty symptoms associated with the flu. And as America sneezes, coughs and sniffs its way through January and February—dubbed the flu season by health experts— officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that the number of influenza cases have been “over the baseline for the past […]

Church supports caregivers

A program intended to give emotional, physical and spiritual support to caregivers and those who receive care will be offered this month at Church in the Canyon in Calabasas. The free, three-part class will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, Jan. 18 and 25, and Feb. 1 at 4235 Las Virgenes Road. The class will make use […]

Repairs will force closure of Malibu Canyon tunnel

Crews also improving Kanan

With a $3-million tunnel improvement project underway on Malibu Canyon Road and a section of Pacific Coast Highway still closed in Ventura County due to mud and rock debris, area residents should plan ahead and be prepared to take alternate roads to and from the ocean, Los Angeles County officials said. Built in 1952, the Malibu Canyon tunnel accommodates commuters […]

Book pays tribute to Korean War hero horse

Robin Hutton will host a signing for her new book “Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 10 at Barnes & Noble in the Westlake Promenade at 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The book is the first complete biography of the Korean War hero horse, Sgt. Reckless. The Marines bought her in Korea to […]

Painful reminder

I was just told that another friend of mine has contacted shingles. He is now one of many of my friends who are suffering from the effects of this serious illness. None of them had been vaccinated. For people over 50 who have had chicken pox earlier, the threat of this illness is real. It is an extremely painful and […]

Winter classes begin at Conejo Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will start its winter semester with dozens of learning opportunities offered to the community at the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Following are some of the programs. “The Art of Parenting” at 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 20. This six-part series will explore the challenges that face parents and explore insights from […]

Local Albertsons targeted by Haggen

Westlake Village store to change ownership

Customers of grocery mainstays Albertsons and Vons will be in for some major changes at certain Southern California locations—Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park among them. Beginning sometime later this year, the Albertsons stores in T.O. and Westlake Village and a Vons in Newbury Park will become Haggen Food & Pharmacy. Never heard of Haggen? That’s because the small […]