2015-09-17 E-Edition

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City pitches emergency expo

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY—Left, Simona Kreitsman displays a checklist and shows emergency items that should be stored in case of a disaster during an Emergency Preparedness Expo sponsored by the City of Calabasas Sept. 12. The city’s public safety commission hosted the event. Above, Mariela Balam from the L.A. County Office of Emergency Management provides informative literature to the attendees.

Cops’ lives matter, too

The cold-blooded, ruthless murder of Dep. Darren Goforth in Houston is a despicable crime and its horrific impact is felt far and wide. Goforth was seemingly ambushed and his life eradicated simply because of the uniform he wore and his occupation as a law-enforcement officer. The onslaught of recent attacks on police officers resulting in deaths is significant. The widespread […]


THURS., SEPT. 17 Soroptimist Simi Valley 11:30 a.m. at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley. Steve Sojka and Michelle Foster of Simi Valley Hospital discuss SVH’s 50th anniversary and resources for women. Lunch cost: $22. RSVP required. Contact: Shari Schultz. Phone: 805. 404.9941. ARC Bell Choir Noon performance during Rotary of Thousand Oaks meeting at Rotary […]

Reptile, Amphibian Show slated

Fans of all things slithery and scaly can attend the Live Reptile and Amphibian Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 20 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas. Approximately 100 live animals will be on display. Visitors will be allowed to gently touch most of the animals. “This is […]

Calabasas gets a raise

The Calabasas City Council agreed to a 1.3 percent cost-ofliving increase for all full-time municipal employees, excluding City Manager Tony Coroalles, who has a separate contract. Calabasas employs 90 fulltime workers at City Hall and other municipal facilities, such as the Tennis and Swim Center and Creekside School. The city also employs more than 100 part-time workers, such as lifeguards […]

Ideas flow at recent community drought summit

El Niño hopeful

A water-conservation summit involving the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, the City of Agoura Hills and the Las Virgenes Unified School District took a cold, hard look at the drought and what steps are being taken by the local agencies to deal with it. The event at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Events Center also featured vendors showcasing new water-conservation […]

Legendary guitarist turns up the volume in Malibu

Dick Dale, the 78-year-old surf-rock legend, is in rough shape. He’s had rectal cancer twice, parts of his stomach and intestines removed, and currently struggles with diabetes. That’s not to mention several vertebrae so damaged that, “Every time I stand up it’s like a double-edge sword going into my spine,” he says. Despite it all, Dale plays through the pain […]

Cancer survivors to lead Bark for Life Walk

The American Cancer Society’s inaugural Bark For Life Calabasas Walk honors the care giving qualities of canine companions and their care givers. Opening ceremonies for the event will start at 11 a.m. Sun., Sept. 20 at the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, 5068 Old Scandia Lane, Calabasas. Cancer survivors and their dogs will lead the one-mile noncompetitive walk to celebrate […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $300 in damage breaking into a file cabinet at Agoura High School Sept. 9. A thief stole a $400 laptop computer and $100 navigation system from a car parked on Willow Court Sept. 7. The culprit caused $ 1,000 in damage smashing two windows to get into the vehicle. A thief took two mountain bikes […]