2016-02-18 E-Edition

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A cautionary tale about Calabasas spending


The trickle-down effect of the new Calabasas Senior Center is making some residents nervous. The city’s elderly have been clamoring for a place to call their own for the past five years. But construction on the $4.5-million center is already a reported $110,000 over budget, and imposing high membership fees to pay for the shortfall is not an option, the […]

Forum for senate candidates

A free forum for the announced candidates for the 27th Senate District will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 20 at the Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by current state Sen. Fran Pavley. The district covers Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Simi […]

Lindero Canyon models Google with student invention opportunities

Karrie DeMarco conducts her eighth-grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) class at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills like a day at Google, where employees are allowed to spend 20 percent of their time on the job implementing their own big ideas. The tech giant’s famous management philosophy has taken off in DeMarco’s elective class like gangbusters. In […]

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Robotics team receives financial boost

ROBOTS RULE—The Oak Park High School robotics program, run by Erik Amerikaner, receives a $5,000 donation from Michael Bastine, director of Center 4 Applied Competitive Technologies. The money will be used for students to compete in robotics competitions.

Poison in our midst

In light of recent deaths and sickness of our beautiful wildlife in the area, I wonder if residents are aware that there are poison bait stations on the hills between Alizia Canyon and Adamor Road? The board of the homeowners association is concerned about ground squirrels that have apparently inundated the hills. Even though the sale of such baits are […]

Public art project gets hoppin’

Elwood P. Dowd has got nothing on the residents of the Conejo Valley. The character played by Jimmy Stewart in the beloved 1950 comedy “Harvey” imagines just one giant rabbit, but locals will soon be seeing “the real thing” 20 times over—human-sized bunnies placed in public spaces in the area. It’s all due to the efforts of the Conejo Cottontails […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 19: Club Rush/G Bldg./10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Dance marathon/G. Bldg./5 to 10 p.m. Sat., Feb. 20: Celebrity Music Concert/PAEC/7 to 9 p.m. Mon., Feb. 22: ODE training/3 to 4 p.m. Music program eighth-grade parent information night/PAEC/7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Feb. 24: Leadership workshop/G Bldg./3 to 6:30 p.m. Orchestra rehearsal with New West Symphony/PAEC/5 to 10 […]