Learn about medicinal plants in walk

A strong turnout for the National Park Service medicinal plant walks in February have prompted another round for May. Jim Adams, Ph.D., professor of the USC School of Pharmacy, will again lead walks Sat., May 7 at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center, at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Reservations are required and are available for the […]

Minimum wage overreaction

Susan Shelley’s screed about the horrors of the minimum wage is nothing new. Ever since the first national minimum wage laws in the 1930s when it was set at 25 cents an hour, conservatives have been screaming that the sky is falling, economic calamity is approaching and surely it is the end of days as inflation soars. But those same […]

The shady side of the plant world

On the Trail

Often when we think of native plants in the Santa Monica Mountains we conjure up images of sunny slopes and meadows brimful of colorful wildflowers basking in bright sunlight. Yet there’s a world of plants that thrive in the cool shade of north-facing slopes and oak woodlands. Among the native ferns that create grotto-like effects in shady pockets along woodland […]

How to create a low-maintenance garden

Expert reveals helpful hints that require a little time with a minimum of effort

Grow a beautiful flower garden with a minimum of effort by investing a bit of time at the start of the season to reduce ongoing care. Always match flowers to the growing conditions and the care you are willing to provide. Low-maintenance plants need minimal or no deadheading and staking. This means you’ll be growing good-looking plants with little effort. […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., April 22: Staff development day-no school Thurs., April 28: Spring musical/ main stage/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 22: Staff development day-no school Heritage Festival through Sat., April 23/performing arts education center/8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 23: AP U.S. history review/lecture hall/8 a.m. to noon Saturday school tutoring/ library/8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mon., April […]

Building stronger bones

A free 45-minute “Love Your Bones” introductory Buff Bones class with nutrition tips will take place from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri., April 29 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. This class is for anyone who is concerned about bone density. Participants will learn how they can exercise to restore alignment, balance and strength […]

They’re against new Calabasas developments

We have lived in the City of Calabasas since 1999 and have owned our home since 2004. We were drawn to this area because of the open space and numerous parks surrounding our home here in Deer Springs. The proposed development near the intersection of Las Virgenes Road and the 101 Freeway is in no way within the spirit of […]

Born entertainer

It’s magic!

LEVITATION—Agoura Hills Library will host a free family-friendly magic show featuring Stephen the Spectacular, left,at 11 a.m. Sat., April 30 in the community room at 29901 Ladyface Court. Stephen Levine is president of the Friends of Agoura Hills Library, a resident of Agoura Hills and a magician member of the Hollywood Magic Castle. He has performed at many venues, including […]

Pet lovers take their pooches for a walk

The community is invited to participate in the third annual Walk for the Dogs from 10 to 11 a.m. Sat., April 23 starting at Oak Park High School’s Great Lawn. The event is sponsored by the school’s Students for the Protection of Animals and the Environment club. To join in the fun walkers are asked to donate $10. The money […]

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