2015-02-12 E-Edition

Deadly week claims two Calabasas lives

Animal activist a victim in Bruce Jenner crash

A Calabasas woman was being mourned by the community this week following her death in the Feb. 7 Malibu traffic accident involving former Olympian turned TV reality star Bruce Jenner. Kim Howe, a 69-year-old widow and charitable giver who lived in the exclusive Calabasas Oaks neighborhood, was remembered as a lover of pets and a staunch advocate for animal rights. […]

Popular local deli dealing with aftermath of salmonella cases

A Ventura County woman is suing a popular Westlake eatery, claiming she got sick after eating there in August. As of Feb. 3, Brent’s Deli on Townsgate Road had a clean bill of health, having passed a Ventura County Environmental Health Department inspection with no violations noted. “First and foremost, it is completely safe to dine at Brent’s Deli,” said […]

Talent needed for 2015 ArtWalk

ArtWalk is accepting applications for the 28th annual juried fine arts and designer crafts exhibition taking place Sat. and Sun., June 6 and 7 in Thousand Oaks. The deadline for artist submissions is Sat., March 7. ArtWalk is an outdoor event presented by the Conejo Valley Art Museum with the assistance of the Conejo Recreation and Park District. Over 100 […]

Matt Finders returns for Jazz Nite

Lindero Canyon Middle School will welcome back Matt Finders as a featured musician at the annual Jazz Nite fundraiser next week along with several other professional jazz players, including some notable alumni. The Feb. 18 event will feature a concert and silent auction. Finders was the director of Lindero’s jazz program before he moved to the Bay Area last year. […]

Mother was on her way to pick up a child at school

A mother of three on her way to pick up a daughter at Calabasas High School died Feb. 4 in a six-vehicle crash on the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills. The accident that claimed the life of Claudia Carolina Mejia, 40, occurred shortly after 3 p.m. near the off-ramp of the southbound 101 at Valley Circle Boulevard. Mejia, who was […]

Triunfo officials study drought, cell towers

Even as the rain came down outside Jan. 26, Triunfo Sanitation District officials met inside Oak Park Library to contemplate the ongoing drought and what it holds for the coming year. Unless the wet season brings abundant rainfall, the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada will not be sufficient to end the drought in California, officials say. To help local residents […]

Mystery illness leaves teenager paralyzed from neck down

Community rallies to support her family

During a belated party for her 17th birthday on Dec. 21, Grace Fisher suddenly felt a tingling and numbness in her hands and an aching in her neck. Concerned about the peculiar sensation, the teenager asked her parents to call 911. “She had no doubt in her mind that what she was feeling was very bad,” said Debbie Fisher, Grace’s […]


THURS., FEB. 12 Independent Writers Of SoCal Ventura Chapter 10 a.m. to noon at Supervisor Linda Parks’ office, 625 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Casual get-together for all writers. No fees or dues. Contact; Sharon Schnell. Phone: 805. 388.0260. Email: sharon_ schnell@yahoo.com. Chinese New Year Celebration 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Soiland Recreation Center in Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, […]

Upbeat State of the City from Mayor David Shapiro

Past year made strides in anti-bullying

Find something that’s near and dear to your heart. Whether it’s Special Olympics, Relay For Life, the environment, business or Savvy Seniors, give of yourself . . . give it your all and you’ll get so much more back than you can ever imagine. — Mayor David Shapiro Rather than focusing on himself and his accomplishments during the 17th annual […]

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