2015-05-14 E-Edition

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Ridgeline home appealed

After multiple delays and discussions, the Calabasas Planning Commission approved a plan to build a home on a scenic Old Topanga ridgeline. But several neighbors oppose the new home at 3121 Old Topanga Canyon Road and they have filed an appeal. The planning commission gave Broadway Trust, the developer, permission to construct a 7,600-square-foot single-family home with a 1,300-square-foot basement […]

High school hockey on ice

The Los Angeles Kings hockey team is sponsoring a high school hockey league in Los Angeles and Ventura counties to promote the sport of hockey in Southern California. The Kings will provide each participating high school team with $3,000 per player in financial assistance to support a 22- player team roster, amounting to $66,000 in financial support for each team […]

Run supports Meals On Wheels

Living alone with severe osteoarthritis, 79-year-old MaryAnn found it increasingly difficult to trek to the grocery store, lug home bags of food and put them away in her cupboards. By the time she was ready to prepare a meal, her energy was spent. “As you age, you become less able to do the things you used to do,” said the […]

Writers unite

The Ventura County Writers Club is forming several new writing workshop groups. Interested writers should attend the club’s new workshop meeting at 10 a.m. Sat., May 16 at Borchard Community Center, room 16, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Participation in these writing critique groups is free to club members. First-year membership fee is $45. Groups are usually formed based on […]

June auditions for ‘Footloose’ in Agoura

The Agoura Community Theater will hold auditions for teens ages 13 through 19 for the musical “Footloose” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 6 and 4 to 7 p.m. Sun., June 7 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Rehearsals will take place Tuesday and Thursdays evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday. Performances will be […]

Finding release from a painful past

It wasn’t just any piano. It was the piano given to me with a promise attached to it—a promise to never let it leave the family and to hand it down from one generation to the next. It was supposed to be forever special and I was supposed to forever cherish it. That was a tall order. For years I’ve […]

New type of prank is no laughing matter

Childhood pranks have always been annoying but usually harmless: Eggs thrown, toilet paper tossed. Occasionally kids get caught in the act and sometimes punishment is meted out. No harm, no foul, so to speak. But times have changed and in a day and age when violence at schools, churches and other public places is commonplace, some pranks are no laughing […]

Agency supports Agoura wildlife crossing

The Southern California Association of Governments adopted a resolution in support of a 101/Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing following a favorable vote by 97 Southern California elected officials during SCAG’s annual general assembly meeting in Palm Desert on May 7. The meeting approved a resolution that recognizes both the additional safety to motorists and efforts to preserve wildlife species, including mountain […]


CHP launches site with a new look Navigating the California Highway Patrol’s website just became easier with the launch of their newly designed site. Users can find a local office, learn about careers with the CHP, get information on traffic safety programs, file a commendation or report a crime on state property. The revamped site at www.chp.ca.gov is also designed […]