2015-04-09 E-Edition

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A $1,000 laptop computer and $1,500 digital projector were stolen from a car parked on Lake Lindero Drive March 28. The culprit caused $500 in damage to enter the vehicle. A person caused $ 100 in damage writing graffiti on a wall and cabinet at an office building in the 29200 block of Canwood Street March 28. Someone […]

Calabasas to extend hospitality

City will host athletes from the Special Olympics World Games

While watching a Special Olympics race on television, Kirk Bell became captivated by what he saw as the frontrunner approached the finish line. But instead of crossing the tape and earning his first place medal, the competitor stopped in his tracks. He refused to go any farther even as his coach urged him on. “The athlete said, ‘No, I’m going […]

The ABC’s of education—What the alphabet soup means

School administrators speak their own language

When it comes to the language of public education these days, it seems a doctorate in education is needed to decipher all of the acronyms. Whether it’s STEM or CAASPP or IB or RtI, many parents get frustrated not knowing what teachers are talking about at meetings or what their child’s report card means. Parents aren’t alone in their confusion. […]


THURS., APRIL 9 Soroptimists Of San Fernando Valley 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. Marco Alcala, CEO for Alcala Consulting, discusses “two kinds of computers: those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked.” Dinner: $20. No RSVP needed. Contact: Gwyn Petrick. Phone: 818. 592.0055. ‘Pippin’ 7 p.m. at Royal High School, […]

Channel Islands expecting the birth of 100th bald eagle

The 100th bald eagle is expected to naturally hatch and fledge on the California Channel Islands this spring following efforts to reestablish the birds after their disappearance from the islands by 1960. The first bald eagle to hatch unaided by humans in more than 50 years on the Channel Islands occurred in March 2006 on Santa Cruz Island. Since then […]

Creek going back to natural state

A public hearing in Agoura Hills on March 25 discussed how the concrete flood channel that carries a portion of Medea Creek through the city will be restored to its natural state. The project involves removing a portion of the creek’s concrete liner to improve wildlife habitat, city engineer Ramiro Adeva told the City Council. About 425 feet of the […]


Play charity poker Hope’s Haven will present its third annual Western-themed Poker Tournament on Sat., April 18 at 515 Marin Ave., Thousand Oaks. The doors will open at 4:45 p.m. for casino games of craps, roulette and blackjack, followed by the poker game at 6 p.m. The event will also feature western movies, live music by the Honey Bourbon Boys, […]

Student honor roll

Calabasas resident Todd Midler was among the more than 1,100 students who earned fall 2014 dean’s list honors at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Music fest raises funds for cancer programs

The Diamond American Music Fest, a day of country, bluegrass, blues, rock and traditional folk music, will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., April 12 on the outdoor ranch grounds of the Leonis Adobe Museum, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The day will also include refreshments, and activities for kids. Proceeds from the event will go to the […]