Calabasas to remember Anza with bang

BRACE FOR BATTLE—Volunteers prepare to reenact the maneuvers of Juan Bautista de Anza’s troops as part of the annual “Anza en Calabazas 1776” commemoration, scheduled for Sun., Feb. 26 at the Soka University campus on Mulholland Highway.

On Feb. 26, a contingency of soldados (soldiers) directed by Jim Elwell-Martinez, 65, a descendant of one of the Anza’s officers, will march across the Calabasas Soka campus and fire their replica .69 caliber fusil rifles as a...

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