2016-12-22

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Robbers hit Chase Bank



A pair of armed robbers stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the Chase Bank at 23703 Calabasas Road in Calabasas shortly before 1 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 15. According to a sheriff’s report, two men entered the bank and ordered everyone there to the ground. “Apparently someone was treated by paramedics, but there are no details,” Sgt. Matt Dunn of […]

School competes in battle of the brains




The Calabasas High School Academic Decathlon team may be a newcomer to the yearly battle of the brains, but that didn’t stop the fledgling group from scoring big at the Dec. 10 scrimmage at the Ventura County Office of Education. Out of 35 teams, the nine-member team ranked second overall in the practice contest, said Tyler Lee, an AP U.S. […]

Two holidays and the miracle of light

Roots of Faith

Something interesting is happening this year: Hanukkah and Christmas will be celebrated at the same time. The first night of Hanukkah is Dec. 24, the same as Christmas Eve. Although these special days celebrate different events, both share one thing in common: the theme of light. Hanukkah, also known as “festival of lights,” celebrates the rededication of the temple in […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Someone caused $3,000 in damage to the ignition and doors of a car parked in the 29700 block of Agoura Road between Nov. 23 and Dec. 7. A vandal shattered a window of a car parked on Rock Tree Drive Dec. 7. The damage was estimated at $400. Car parts valued at $10,000 were stolen from a storage […]

Our tech-savvy kids



AWARD WINNERS—The Medea Monsters robotics team from Medea Creek Elementary School in Oak Park wins the Judge’s Award in a tournament held recently in Los Angeles. They beat 48 other teams from across Southern Califonria. The team members are Aidan DePrano, Frank Ding, Eddie Fei, Trent Chu and Dylan Chu. Not pictured are team member Casey Lee and coach Agina […]

Nativity turns into family project



AWAY IN A MANGER—Edgar Navarro, a third-grader at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, shows off the nativity scene that he and his family built for Christmas this year. The boy and his parents, Edgar and Liliana Navarro, live on Quail Run Drive.

Renovation complete at Valley View Park



The playground Valley View Park in Oak Park recently underwent a $200,000 renovation. Newly installed equipment includes separate tot-lot and preteen play structures, two swing sets, a track ride, sand play area and two picnic areas with shade canopies. The park walkways, concrete seat walls and picnic areas also underwent renovation. A new concrete walkway was installed through the center […]

Crafty compassion for cerebral palsy patients



HELPING OTHERS—The students in Sheri Kavanagh’s second-grade class at White Oak Elementary School display the Snoopy table centerpieces and hanging door ornaments they made for United Cerebral Palsy clients in Westlake Village. Over the past 10 years, Kavanagh’s kids have taken part in the annual project that teaches them the importance of sharing and compassion.

Triumph over tragedy

A new day will dawn


Jacob Lund had just buried his father. The 9-year-old boy sat in the back seat of a Lincoln Town Car with his younger brother, mother and grandparents, driving away from the cemetery at Eden Memorial Park after the funeral. Jacob will never forget what happened next. The radio clicked on. From the fog of static, Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” […]


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