Dance helps student recover after devastating fire

PRINCESS—Matilda Saskamoto rehearses for Pacific Festival Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.”
Four years ago, Agoura High School junior Matilda Sakamoto and her mom, Tamara Noland, lost everything they owned in a fire that swept through Malibu and claimed the homes of many neighbors in that small, tight-knit community.
“There wasn’t time to save anything,” said Noland, an photographer who lost a lifelong collection of antique cameras in the fir...

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