2016-11-10 E-Edition

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Stern beats Fazio for Senate seat

Up-and-coming Democrat will succeed the retiring Fran Pavley

Henry Stern just made history. At the age of 34, the Canoga Park resident is the second youngest person to win a seat in the California state Senate. Michael Rubio became the youngest in the state’s history when he won a Kern County Senate seat at the age of 33 in 2010. Stern, senior policy adviser for two-term Senator Fran […]

Wildlife corridor already at an impasse

Caltrans and the Agoura Hills City Council butted heads over the size of the proposed Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge, forcing designers to go back to the drawing board and rethink what the animal crossing should look like and how it should function. Underneath the $50-million wildlife bridge will be the 101 Freeway. Ramiro Adeva, Agoura Hills public works director, told […]

Tree of life

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin Memorial Park will host an Arbol De La Vida (Tree of Life) fundraiser Tues., Nov. 15 by the food court of The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. All event proceeds will benefit the Hospice of the Conejo, Padres/ Compadres Grief Support/ Counseling and families in need. Pierce Brothers representatives will decorate a tree […]

Theater to present four Twilight Awards

The Gold Coast Performing Arts Association will honor four individuals for their support of the performing arts with the Twilight Awards presentation from 6 to 9 p.m. Sun., Nov. 20 at the Four Friends Gallery, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. This year, the event will honor Harry Selvin, Cabrillo Music Theatre and Gold Coast Plays/ Theatre Conservatory’s first landlord […]

Program on suicide loss

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, will locally host an International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at 9:30 a.m. Sat., Nov. 19 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Survivor Day allows people affected by suicide loss to gather in their communities to find comfort and gain understanding. These events […]

Measure F hotel plan fails in Calabasas

City’s slow-growth forces win the day

Calabasas voters overwhelmingly rejected Measure F in Tuesday’s election, but the challenge of reshaping growth in the congested Las Virgenes Valley has only just begun. Further debate lies ahead. More than 7,400 of the city’s 15,400 registered voters cast ballots. Two-thirds of them supported the referendum to halt the Canyon Oaks hotel and homes development that was slated to be […]


Gibbs Award The City of Calabasas is seeking nominations for the 2016 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award. Established in memory of the late Carl Gibbs, a city founder and environmental commissioner who served Calabasas for 15 years, the yearly award honors individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies and organizations that work to protect nature and wildlife. The program also recognizes efforts […]

Afield guide to painting wildlife

Bright Star Saddlery will host a free book signing and reception for local artist and creativity coach Gina Rossi Armfield and her new book, “No Excuses Watercolor Animals: A Field Guide to Painting,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 13 at 28708-C Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Snacks and beverages will be provided. One guest will win a custom watercolor […]

Musical ‘Side Show’ is twice as nice

Conejo Players Theatre will present the musical “Side Show” Nov. 11 through Dec. 11 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton—who became stars during the Depression— “Side Show” is the story of two women […]