2015-07-16 E-Edition

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Heroes in our midst

Doctor, lawyers lauded for their rescue efforts

Three members of the Malibu Search and Rescue Team received awards for heroism last week from the Mountain Rescue Association, an organization that offers training and certification to search and rescue teams. The awards were given for team members’ efforts to rescue four hikers who were stranded at Malibu Creek State Park on a rock in a rushing river during […]

Let the games begin!

Special Olympics torch comes to Calabasas tomorrow

The final leg of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will proceed through Calabasas tomorrow morning as the Flame of Hope is carried from the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center to the Civic Center. The Flame of Hope is the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015. More than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will […]

Tax credits no help for start-ups

The struggle to bring our economy back from the Great Recession is well underway, and there are some encouraging signs. But this recovery has been slower, harder and more uneven than any in our history. Many call it a Wall Street recovery that hasn’t yet reached Main Street. Start-up tech businesses form the core of our innovation-driven economy. Unfortunately, many […]

New principal at Sumac Elementary

Silvestre raised in bilingual home by immigrant parents

Alina Silvestre will take over as principal at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills. She replaces Carol Martino, who retired after 18 years in the district. Silvestre has been a media specialist and data coach with Las Virgenes Unified for the past few years. Before that she spent 13 years as “Teacher in Charge” at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole $190,000 worth of computer equipment and caused $6,200 in damage breaking into a business on Derry Avenue July 5. A burglar caused $ 550 in damage breaking into Padris restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road July 1. The victim was not sure whether anything was stolen when the report was filed. A vandal […]

Family Men

Just plane crazy

I used to dream of being an airline pilot. I’m deathly afraid of flying. I’m guessing something happened to me between childhood and adulthood where flying became worse than jumping into an arena with a ferocious bull. As a kid, my parents kept me safe. They taught me that there are professionals who make sure safety protocols are followed, equipment […]

It’s a family affair at German restaurant

Jeanette’s Edelweiss Restaurant in Newbury Park offers authentic German food and music at 2160A Newbury Road. Led by German executive chef Kurt Ehrlich, the restaurant uses natural and locally sourced products, and offers German beers on tap and German wines. Some of Ehrlich’s original recipes include schnitzel, rouladen and sauerbraten as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes. Ehrlich has cooked […]


Student honor roll

Alison Knutson a graphic design major from Westlake Village, made the spring dean’s list at Iowa State University for having at least a 3.5 grade average. Oak Park High School’s Justin Tu Liu is one of eight 2015 graduates to win a scholarship from eSchoolView in a national web design competition. The Ohio-based company creates websites for schools and education […]

NPS designation will further protect open space

A U.S. National Park Service study that’s been seven years in the making is nearing its conclusion. And the likely end result is that some of the mountains encircling neighboring Simi Valley will soon become part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the NPS. The study, launched in 2008 at the bequest of Congress, focuses […]