2017-04-20 E-Edition

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Local development continues at a breakneck pace

Environment compromised, critics say

Like it or not, urban growth has hit full stride along the 101 Freeway through Agoura Hills and Calabasas. In addition to some half-a-dozen residential and commercial developments underway, others are in the planning stages. Projects include a 78-unit Paxton townhome development on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas and a new shopping center at the corner of Las Virgenes and […]

Man gave co-worker THC-laced chocolate, police say

A Rosemead man is facing a felony poisoning charge after he allegedly gave a Thousand Oaks co-worker a bite of a THC-laced chocolate while she was on the job. The 20-year-old woman who police say took the candy March 12 was unaware it was a cannabis edible and experienced shortness of breath, confusion and disorientation, according to a report from […]

Olympic gold medalist hosts Conejo Valley swim meet

The “California Condor” landed in Thousand Oaks for the fourth annual Matt Biondi Masters Classic swim meet on March 19. The meet, held at Cal Lutheran University’s Samuelson Aquatics Center, featured Biondi as well as other adult swimmers from around the West Coast as competitors. Biondi, 51, won 11 Olympic medals for the U.S.—including eight gold—over the course of the […]

Horse around at animal center

The Agoura Animal Care Center will be celebrating the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) national Help A Horse Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., April 23 at the center, 29525 Agoura Road. The center will open its barn doors for an afternoon of celebrating the life of a horse. Attendees can learn more […]

The butterflies are coming to Outreach Synagogue in Calabasas

Service to remember the Holocaust

Butterflies will be the theme of the Holocaust Memorial Day celebration Sun., April 23 at Valley Outreach Synagogue and Center for Jewish Life in Calabasas. The program will include a Holocaust memorial service, a butterfly craft project and the screening of the documentary “NOT the Last Butterfly.” Attendees are encouraged to paint a ceramic butterfly, which will be counted toward […]

Spring fling at the Adobe

One city is bound by one book

Author of ‘The Boys in the Boat,’ Dan Brown, to speak at Agoura library

When author Daniel James Brown met his neighbor’s father, Joe Rantz, he fully expected to hear a fascinating sports tale. After all, Rantz was a member of a college rowing team that ended up winning Olympic gold in 1936. But it didn’t take long for the writer to realize that Rantz had a far more compelling story to share, one […]

Miss Singles Awareness Day?

Single Files

Oh darn. It seems I forgot to celebrate Singles Awareness Day this year. As a matter of fact, somehow this past quarter of 2017 has slipped by so quickly that I’ve missed a boatload of other festivities as well. As I’m the kind of person who likes to celebrate both the big and little things in life, forgetting birthdays, anniversaries, […]

Unfamiliar terrain

Westlake boys’ golfers will try to bounce back from first league losses in five seasons

Empires fall, but Westlake High’s boys’ golf team isn’t sifting through the rubble reminiscing about the glory days. The Warriors are still a team to be reckoned with despite having their Marmonte League winning streak, which spanned five seasons, snapped by Oaks Christian on March 23 at Rustic Canyon Golf Course. “We got off to a good start,” said James […]

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