2015-11-25 E-Edition

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Beardie Buddies

PUPPY LOVE—Above, Woodland Hills resident Sarah Brody, 16, plays ball with her 4-year-old bearded collie, Sapphire, at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park. At left, a 5-month-old bearded collie named Picclola romps during a Nov. 7 chapter meeting at the park for dedicated owners of the breed. Bouncy, charismatic and smart, “ beardies” were developed in Scotland as herding […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Scouts make Thanksgiving baskets

This year, the 10 eighth-grade Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 60497 are working on achieving their Silver Award, the highest award in Cadette Scouting. They feel fortunate that they will have a nice meal on the table on Thanksgiving Day but know that there are many people in the community that are less fortunate and could use food donations. To […]

Viewpoint, Calabasas reach semifinals

STIFF ARM MESSIAH—Viewpoint High’s Chandler Gee, right, delivers a wicked stiff arm on McAuliffe’s Messiah Swan earlier this season. Gee and the Patriots (7-5 overall) will make the first semifinal appearance in school history for 11-man football at 7 p.m. Friday against San Dimas (9-3) at Agoura High in the CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division playoffs. Calabasas is the only other […]

Vineyard prohibition a bitter taste for some

Businesses with more than two acres disallowed

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a new ordinance that bans the establishment of new vineyards in the unincorporated areas of the Santa Monica Mountains. The Nov. 17 decision delighted environmentalists, but not grape growers who feel their property rights have been violated. Conflict between the county and its grape growers began six months ago when the Board […]


The Calabasas City Library at 200 Civic Center Way will offer the following free programs in December. The library will be closed Sat., Dec. 12 and also from Thurs., Dec. 24 through Fri., Jan. 1. For more event information, call (818) 225-7616 or go to www.cityofcalabasas.com/ library. Yoga and You with Deanne Wenger will take place at noon Thurs., Dec. […]


THURS., NOV. 26 Turkey Day Dash 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. sign-up at old football stadium at Cal Lutheran University, 60 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 1K family fun run/walk begins 7:30 a.m. 5K run/walk starts 8 a.m. Water and snacks provided. Awards for fastest runners. Costume contest. Proceeds benefit Conejo Valley YMCA youth and senior programs. Day of race sign-up […]

Iser changed direction of district

Cindy Iser is stepping down from her post on the Las Virgenes Unified School District’s Board of Education after 14 years. Elected to the board in 2001 on a campaign to oversee A.C. Middle School construction in Calabasas, Iser championed a variety of changes at the school district. During the school’s planning stages, Iser believed that its Mulholland Highway location […]

New City Council seated in Calabasas

Family, friends and community members filled the council chambers in Calabasas last week to recognize the two winners of the 2015 municipal election and witness the selection of a new mayor and mayor pro tem. The annual reorganization meeting began with the certification of the results for the Nov. 3 municipal election. Mayor Lucy Martin opened the City Council meeting […]

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