2016-02-11

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Planning panel OKs four-story Calabasas hotel

Split vote sends Marriott project to City Council for final review


The Calabasas Planning Commission voted 3-2 for a plan to build a four-story hotel on Las Virgenes Road, despite criticism by residents who are worried about the impact of the tall building on the scenic west side of the city. The project will go to the City Council Feb. 24 for final review. Richard Weintraub, a Malibu-based developer, wants to […]

Organization against rodenticide receives award

Calabasas honors Poison Free Malibu


Poison Free Malibu, an environmental organization founded in 2013, which advocates against the use of rat poison because it threatens local wildlife, received this year’s Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award at a recent environmental commission meeting in Calabasas. Established in memory of the late Carl Gibbs, an envi- ronmental commissioner who served Calabasas for 15 years, the award honors individuals, […]

Two schools, one great jazz show




Agoura and Calabasas high schools will host a joint Celebrity Jazz Concert on Sat., Feb. 20. The performance will feature Jazz at Lincoln Center’s David Berger, Los Angeles-based trumpeter Ron Stout and bands from both schools. Berger is a jazz composer and arranger and is recognized internationally as an authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the swing era. […]

Fundraising runs



The Brain Tumor Alliance will hold its sixth annual Hope Roundup 5K/10K/1-mile fun walk event Sat., March 5 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. Day-of-event registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K race at 9 a.m. Fees through Feb. 18 and after are: 5K, $40 and $45; 10K, $45 and $50; and 1-mile fun walk, […]

High in the saddle



UP AND OVER—James Tota, 13, riding for Agoura Hills-based Schott in the Dark Farms, wins the jumping event in the recent Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Series at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. James is from Westlake Village. At their Liberty Canyon ranch, Karl and Diane Schott acquire former race horses and retrain them for appearances in equestrian shows. “They have […]

Enduring love

Local couple shares secret of long-lasting life together


When married partners treat each other as equals, they can learn to accept their differences with humor instead of resenting them. This has been a mantra for Ronald “Ron” and Elda Soderquist, who, at age 88 and 92, treasure every moment they spend together. “I appreciate Elda and admire her more than ever,” Ron said. During a recent interview with […]

Calendar



THURS., FEB. 11 Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Attorney Terri Lynch discusses the second amendment. Also speakers from Oak Tree Gun Club and NRA. Luncheon cost $25. Early RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. Agoura 4-H Club 7 p.m. general meeting at ABF, room 4, […]

Overdose rescue drug available



Pharmacists throughout California may now provide the overdose rescue drug, naloxone, over the counter without a prescription. On Jan. 27, the California State Board of Pharmacy’s new regulations for naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan, went into effect. “This will save lives,” said Stan Weisser, former board of pharmacy president. “We are empowering pharmacists to put this […]

Rabid bat buzzes school




A pair of Calabasas High School science teachers acted quickly and decisively to capture and remove a rabid bat that flew onto the campus Jan. 29. CHS principal C.J. Foss said the baby bat that landed around noon near the classroom of science teacher Kirby Welsh sent students into a frenzy. When Welsh heard the commotion, she moved the students […]


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