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MSAR volunteers to the rescue

People who work in a high-risk job—soldiers, firefighters, police—will often say they do it because it’s work that has to be done, not because they want recognition or medals. But sometimes they get them anyway. Members of the Malibu Search and Rescue team, an all-volunteer organization, recently won eight awards at the Reserve Peace Officers Conference in Sacramento, which is […]

Kanan crash kills driver

A Pacoima resident died Aug. 22 when his car went over an embankment on Kanan Road in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu. Jose Martinez Olmos, 24, was driving alone north on Kanan Road toward Agoura around noon last Wednesday when he tumbled over an embankment near tunnel No. 3. As there were no other vehicles involved in the […]

Little Ranchers get to know big critters

ON THE FARM—Above, Calabasas residents Gave Silverstein, 2; Shawn Silverstein, 4; and Max Tabak, 4, watch a blacksmith make horseshoes during Little Ranchers Day last month at the Leonis Adobe Museum. Right, 5-year-old Wesley Wright of Woodland Hills feeds the animals at the Old Town Calabasas museum and farm.

Back to School Sunday packed with activities

Realtor recently closes escrows totaling more than $10-million in volume

Coldwell Banker agent congratulated for listings, sales

Joanne MacDonald, branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Office, recently congratulated Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westlake Village, for her outstanding production in listings and sales. During a recent period, Helton closed escrows in excess of $10 million in volume. Helton has achieved the International President’s Circle Award, ranking her in the […]

Fish kill spoils Malibu Lagoon

Warm water temps to blame

Since it was restored in 2013, Malibu Lagoon has stood as a model of Southern California environmental excellence. The serene waters and lush shoreline that make up the more than 30-acre estuary at the end of the Malibu Creek watershed— which got new life thanks to the $7-million rehabilitation project—have become home to hundreds of different plant and animal species. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas On Aug. 15 a burglar broke into King’s Fish House in the Commons and stole a safe that held between $8,800 and $10,000. The back door to the restaurant appeared to be pried open, although the manager didn’t know whether the door had been locked. The Calabasas Animal Clinic on Las Virgenes Road was vandalized the night of Aug. […]

A season of magical shows

Meet a sleep-deprived princess and a magical nanny who loves to “Feed the Birds” during Young Artists Ensemble’s 38th season. The theater company’s family friendly “Season of Unexpected Magic” will open with the fun and feisty fairy-tale musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” An untraditional princess from the swamp tosses and turns all night because of one little pea. Will the […]

Record freshman class checks in at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran University is hosting its largest freshman class ever, with nearly 700 enrolled for fall. The first-year students and 250 new transfer students began the four-day new student orientation Aug. 25 on the Thousand Oaks campus The group of nearly 1,000 new students began classes Aug. 29 with the rest of the traditional undergraduate students. More than 50 new […]

Orchard caught in a vise

Thousand Oaks hardware store to close

Thousand Oaks is losing another longtime local retailer. Less than two months after Sears announced it was closing at the Janss mall, word came last week that Orchard Supply Hardware would meet the same fate. The Avenida de Los Arboles store, which opened in 1996, will join 99 other OSH locations in California, Oregon and Florida that are going out […]

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