2015-08-27 E-Edition

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Agoura panel OKs Chesebro Meadow luxury homes

City Council will decide fate of new development

After hearing a long debate on one of the most divisive issues in the city’s history, the Agoura Hills planning commission voted 3-2 to approve the environmental report and annexation for Chesebro Meadow on the city’s eastern border where new luxury homes are slated to be built. If approved by the City Council, 15 custom homes with possible guest houses […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $300 cellphone from a table at Agoura High School in the 28500 block of Driver Avenue Aug. 14. Calabasas A burglar stole a $ 3,500 computer from a home on Mulholland Highway Aug. 15. A thief stole a $ 50,000 diamond ring from the bedroom of a home on Meadowlark Lane July 28. Westlake […]

Black on black—raven vs. crow


At the California Wildlife Center, people often ask us, “How can you tell the difference between a raven and a crow?” If you had the two birds side by side, there would be no question. Ravens are much larger than crows, about the size of a redtailed hawk and they have a much more robust beak. Ravens also have a […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Children’s choir holding auditions

Los Robles Children’s Choir is holding auditions in Thousand Oaks. Parents interested in having their children in grades K-12 sing and advance their musical training in a choral organization can schedule an audition by calling (805) 496-9616 or send an email to info@singingchildren.org. The choir also announced its 2015-2016 season, as follows: LRCC will join the Australian Girls’ Chorus with […]

Disco Fever

BLAST FROM THE PAST—The disco tribute band Boogie Knights takes the stage Aug. 22 for the Westlake Village Saturdays in the Park concert series at Berniece Bennett Park. The annual entertainment program drew to a close with the summer’s biggest crowd. At left, Paul and Tina Donaldson, visiting from New York, show off their moves in a fit of Saturday […]

Agoura High junior shoots for the stars

Trying to succeed in the entertainment industry can be a daunting task, but Kaleigh Krause, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter and actress from Agoura Hills, feels up to the challenge. The daughter of Gary and Sharon Krause, Kaleigh released her latest single, “New Perspective,” last month. The slow pop-reggae song is “about finding a new perspective in life, a better outlook that […]

Pet of the Week

CUTE AS A BUTTON—Irish is a male brown and white rabbit about 6 months old. He came to the shelter as a stray. To adopt Irish, ask for ID No.A4863692 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Free seminar for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Program to cover symptoms, care needs and safety

Senior Concerns and the Alzheimer’s Association will host a seminar on “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Mid Stages” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 15 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Presented by Monica A. Schrader, education and outreach director for the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter, the seminar will cover behavioral symptoms, wandering and keeping the person […]