2016-02-18 E-Edition

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WILD Hearts

Volunteers’ love of animals keeps California Wildlife Center relevant

Whether she is preparing a meal for an injured possum, checking on an orphaned duckling or tending to the sick raptors in the California Wildlife Center’s intensive care unit, Donna Mahan knows exactly what must be done to keep her feathered and furry patients comfortable and safe. Mahan is one of over 100 volunteers who assist the eight full-time employees […]

Calabasas rolls out catch-basin project

And the Oscar goes to . . .

The Movie Nut

This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has assembled an eclectic mix of Best Picture nominees. Below are some reasons why each contender should win—and why it shouldn’t. “The Big Short” It’s a devastating story of destroyed lives, with a cast of A-list stars, told by a director who goes to wacky extremes to make complex financial […]

Author to discuss sex-testing regulations for athletes

Book signing and lecture March 2

Cal Lutheran University will host “An Evening With the Author: Katrina Karkazis,” with a book signing from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wed., March 2 in the Pearson Library lobby at 135 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus, and a lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lundring Events Center inside the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, on Olsen […]

Calabasas City Council tries to rein in costly senior center

Fees lowered, shortfall remains

Calabasas officials lowered a proposed $25 monthly fee to use the city’s new senior center in response to elderly residents who felt the membership cost was too high. Under a revised plan, membership fees will be paid not monthly, but yearly, and will cost $100 for individuals and $125 for couples. The original fee amounted to $300 a year, Space […]

An award-winning rec center

Agoura Hills community facility wins state honor

Local and state officials will convene at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center next month to present the new facility with an award. Amy Brink, director of community services, announced that the center was the recipient of the 2015 California Park and Recreation Society Award of Excellence. The state program recognizes outstanding achievements in the areas of facility design, […]


THURS., FEB. 18 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Pierpont Inn, 550 San Jon Road, Ventura. Social hour at 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Wear red or pink for Heart Awareness and Valentine’s Day. Opportunity drawing for prizes. Proceeds benefit local charities. RSVP required. Cost: $25 prepaid. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. Soroptimist International Of Simi Valley 6 p.m. at Lost […]

New book raises funds for charities

Agents discuss value in real estate

In an effort to shed light on the real estate industry and raise money for charity, Agoura Hills husband and wife real estate team of Jay and Michelle Lieberman have co-authored a new book called “The Value-Driven Approach to Sell Real Estate.” The Liebermans are agents at the Keller Williams office on 30700 Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village. Jay […]

We belong to Agoura Hills, Liberty Canyon residents say

While trying to vote in his first Agoura Hills City Council election five years ago, Jeremy Wolf found out that he wasn’t even an Agoura Hills resident. It was 2011, and while assisting in the campaign of Councilmember Illece Buckley Weber, Wolf found out that he and his family lived in an area of the city that lies in unincorporated […]