2016-02-11

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS



Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 12: Spring club rush/ main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. ComedySportz/G building/ 6 p.m. Mon., Feb. 15: Presidents Dayno school Wed., Feb. 17: Senior picture and info meeting/gym/8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 12: Meeting for prospective theater students, Syracuse University/main stage/3:30 p.m. ComedySportz/main stage/7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13: Habitat for Humanity fundraiser/farmers market/8 a.m. […]

Agoura Hills disgruntlement



In 1978 when we moved to Agoura, it was a nice, unincorporated bedroom community in L.A. County. Soon thereafter residents voted to corporate into a new city called Agoura Hills, mainly on the promise of eliminating the visual blight of the huge ugly billboards along the freeway. That promise was never kept. Even today some 35 years later, when friends […]

Oak Park is sweet to Casa kids




This year Valentine’s Day may be a little sweeter for students at Casa Pacifica with the memory of a party hosted for them yesterday, Feb. 10, by the youth at Oak Park Independent School. Casa Pacifica serves abused and neglected children as well as those who have severe emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. The center operates schools on a […]

Make a date to support cancer patients

Silent auction includes celebrity memorabilia

Cancer survivor Rachel Shur understands the emotional and economic needs of cancer patients. In an effort to reach more supporters, Shur’s United Cancer Advocacy Network will release an interactive mobile app at the UCAAN Buy Me Love Charity Date Auction from 5:15 to 9 p.m. Sun., Feb. 21at the Agoura Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Agoura Hills. UCAAN […]

Oaks mall super heist occurs on Super Sunday




The Oaks mall was the site of a brazen midday robbery on Super Bowl Sunday. A jewelry store at The Oaks mall was the site of a smash-and-grab robbery Sunday just before noon. Two masked men wielding sledgehammers entered Ben Bridge Jewelry around 11:45 a.m., broke open display cases and made off with an undisclosed amount of merchandise, according to […]

Domesticated dad ponders Valentine’s Day

Family Man

I said to my wife, “Being married doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I think we should go somewhere or do something.” “Is that what you wanna do?” she asked. “You know I can’t surprise you,” I reminded her. “We have joint checking, schedules to arrange, a kid to put somewhere if we wanna go out. How about we […]

Programs make bone health easy



“Living Healthy and Strong is Bone Deep,” an educational experience for anyone who is concerned about their bone density, will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 27 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Experts will share their knowledge about natural approaches to improving bone health. The workshop will include a lecture, Q-and-A and […]

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. […]


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