2015-02-12 E-Edition

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Boudreau property protected

A Stokes Canyon landowner has donated a conservation easement on 298 acres of pristine habitat to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, an agency that preserves and manages open space, parkland and wildlife habitat in the region. The easement will keep the land as permanent open space. The MRCA accepted the donation from Brian Boudreau’s Malibu Valley Land company, which […]

Search is on for love potions both ancient and new

Valentine’s Day celebrations are pretty tame today compared to the pagan love fests of the ancient Romans. Encyclopedia Britannica describes the Feb. 14 festival of Lupercalia as a time of drunken debauchery during which Romans sacrificed dogs and goats and whipped women with the animals’ hides to produce fertility. Animal sacrifices would do little to impress a woman today, but […]

Online auction makes sweet music

Students learn about guide dogs

Service animals help those with hearing, physical difficulties

The students of Oak Crest Academy in Oak Park were recently paid a visit by a furry friend to learn how guide dogs provide assistance for disabled persons in the community. Terry Crawford from Guide Dogs of America introduced Dosi, a 6-monthold Lab, who will eventually be trained as a guide dog. At the culmination of formal training, the dog […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills An armed robber stole $300 from the 7-Eleven market in the 3600 block of Lake Lindero Drive. A man wearing a ski mask and black clothing came into the store holding a black semiautomatic handgun. He propped the door open with a trash can lid and told the cashier to open the register. The thief took the cash […]

On birds that flew the coop—forever

Author to read selections from his book on extinct birds

Christopher Cokinos, an award-winning nature writer, will present “Recivilization: Extinction, Heresy and Hope” at 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 24 in Overton Hall, south of Memorial Parkway and west of Regent Avenue on the California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks campus. He will read selections from his 2000 nonfiction book, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds.” […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 13: Presidents Dayno school through Mon., Feb. 16 Sat. and Sun., Feb. 14 and 15: SAT course/1:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18: PFC meeting/ Agoura Library/9 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 19: Club rush/ main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Choir concert/PAEC/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 13: Presidents Dayno school through Mon., Feb. 16 Sat., Feb. 14: Science Olympiad/ […]

Pet of the week

Committee welcomes James Ebert

Real estate agent James Ebert is the newest member of the Oak Park Recreation and Park Planning Committee. Established in 1976, the committee comprises seven representatives from Oak Park who meet quarterly to oversee park facilities and programs administered by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District in the unincorporated community. Two of the representatives are appointed and five are […]