2017-04-13

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GOLD RUSH

Agoura High athlete on fast track to success


Tara Davis is past the phenom phase. Her transformation from talented youngster with promise to Charger golden girl is complete. One of the area’s most decorated prep track and field athletes crash-landed at Agoura High School four years ago, and she might be the region’s most electrifying track superstar since Olympic champion Marion Jones, who dazzled at Thousand Oaks and […]

Their painful past

Agoura Hills man educates future generations about the Holocaust


More than 70 years after the Holocaust, Nathan Spiewak still remembers how he felt when his father returned from Auschwitz. It was the middle of the night. At first Spiewak, who was 11 years old at the time, didn’t recognize the frail man sitting at his aunt’s kitchen table. The man’s arm was in a brace, and he was still […]

Springtime at the Y



CRAFTY KIDS—The Triunfo YMCA is holding its spring camp this week through April 14 at the YMCA daycare facility at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The break coincides with school spring break. The daily activities feature spring-related crafts and games. Crafts include clay modeling, water coloring, making a wind catcher, and painting and planting flowerpots. Games include soccer, a […]

Screening of ‘12 Angry Men’



In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 release of the movie “12 Angry Men,” the Westlake Village-based Law Offices of Friedman & Bartoumian will sponsor a big screen presentation of the film tonight at 7 p.m. Thurs., April 13 at the Westlake Twin Theaters, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The screening is free. Featuring an all-star cast […]

Time to go green, Calabasas mayor says

Maurer delivers optimistic speech to Chamber of Commerce


Conserving natural resources is good for business and for consumers, Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer told officials from the city and members of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce at her April 6 mayoral address. The annual luncheon allows the city’s mayor to share priorities with the business community. It was no surprise that Maurer, who was elected to the Calabasas […]

Painting in the great outdoors



The Thousand Oaks Plein Air Watercolorists group consists of local outdoor landscape painters. Established in 1995, members paint outdoors from 9 a.m. to about noon on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Some bring their lunch and stay later. All levels and media are welcome, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel artists. Some group members belong to the […]

Earth Day at bookstore



Barnes & Noble will have an Earth Day Celebration featuring Debbie Widerøe, author of the “Adventures of Camellia N.” book series at 11 a.m. Sat., April 22 in Westlake Village. Through this series, Camellia takes children on global expeditions to the seven continents and under the sea where they learn about and gain appreciation for the environment, wildlife and natural […]

Don’t call him Chong

A conversation with Cheech Marin


From his youth as a wisecracking kid from south central Los Angeles to his worldwide fame as half of the wildly popular comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Richard “Cheech” Marin is an entertainer whose career has taken many unexpected turns. Marin relates those turns in his newly released memoir, “Cheech Is Not My Real Name . . . But Don’t […]

Agencies ready to move on sewer recycle

Lawsuit settled, ‘toilet to tap’ can now proceed


At first murky but now coming into focus—a plan that would divert Tapia sewer plant’s recycled water away from Malibu Creek and turn it into safe drinking water could give consumers an important new potable source that promises to beat the drought. Although tagged with an unsavory title—“toilet to tap”—the plan will create a valuable new source of clean water […]


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