2017-10-19

Kids climb Mt. Whitney in one day

Rock on!


At 14,500 feet, Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the continental United States. It’s a two-day challenge for most hikers. On Oct. 10, Calabasas residents Tiffany Sax, 11, and her brother Brayton, 9, reached the summit and made it back down in a stunning 14 hours. Why didn’t they spend the night on the mountain and take two days […]

10 speakers, 10 topics, 10 minutes each

CLVFF event takes audience into the world of tomorrow


Pizza delivery by drones, clean water for future generations and the FBI’s ongoing fight against terrorism were among the talking points during a free community event presented by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation. The Oct. 10 presentation at the Grant Brimhall Library was the third annual 10×10 event, which featured 10 speakers addressing 10 topics for 10 minutes each. It […]

B&G Club director makes positive impact



When her husband, Loren, was diagnosed with cancer in 1999, Lisa Barron had no choice but to continue working to support the couple and their 8-year-old son, Alex. Clocking two shifts a day as a trainer at California Cartwheel Center in Newbury Park, Barron always mustered a smile for her young students, even as her mind drifted to the situation […]

Art center is donor’s third major gift to Cal Lutheran



  Sitting next to a creek with views of Mount Clef Ridge in Thousand Oaks, the new art center on the Cal Lutheran University campus features floor-to-ceiling windows; airy, modern architecture; and plenty of natural light. CLU dedicated the William Rolland Art Center on Oct. 13. The $8-million state-of-the-art facility is the second building constructed with the help of major […]

Playing for mom

Herrera, who lost her mother to cancer, enjoys record-breaking season for league champion Eagles



The number 24 isn’t just a number to Lauren Herrera. A senior captain for the Oak Park High girls’ volleyball team, Herrera wears No. 24 in honor of her mother, Sharon, who donned No. 24 as a middle blocker for Cleveland High’s volleyball team. Sharon Herrera passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer on April 11, 2010. She […]

Agencies roll out 101 wildlife bridge

Plans discussed for $60-million Liberty Cyn. catwalk


Supporters of the Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge came in droves to last week’s hearing in Calabasas to voice support for the wildlife crossing and to also seek a bridge extension over Agoura Road that would give mountain lions, coyotes and other creatures a better chance to safely cross the 101 Freeway as they move between the Santa Monica Mountains to […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A home on Hydepark Lane was robbed between Oct. 8 and 9. A suspect broke a sliding glass door, causing $500 damage. The house was ransacked and the robber cut electrical cables and poured red wine on a security camera hard drive. The resident reported $20,000 worth of women’s shoes, purses and clothing missing. A home on Carell […]

Gala time

The 15th annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s Stand Up for Kids gala and auction is Sat., Oct. 21 at Four Seasons Westlake Village. For tickets, visit www.bgcconejo.org/calendar.

USC-bound Calvert in All-American Bowl

BEST IN THE WEST—Oaks Christian High School senior Bo Calvert receives his jersey for the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. With him at a recent presentation on campus are representatives from the bowl. Bo is the No. 13 outside high school linebacker in the nation and a USC commit. He is the 2016 Marmonte League Defensive Player of the Year […]

Tiny insects make big impact

COMMENTARY Pets and their peeps


It’s never fun to find a line of ants running from your front door to the nearest food scrap on your kitchen counter. However, it’s a whole different matter to watch the fascinating critters up close and personal in the safety of a formicarium, the narrow terrarium that holds between 25 and 50 of the industrious insects. While outdoor ants […]


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