Nature under the microscope with species identification ‘blitz’

THE WORLD AROUND US- Right, a volunteer classifies insects using pins during the National Geographic BioBlitz last weekend at Paramount Ranch. The event is a 24-hour marathon in which teams of scientists, volunteers and community members join forces to identify as many local plant and animal species as possible. Below, bees and other arthropods are lined up in a row […]

Westlake Village Scout accepts rank of Eagle

Malibou Lake resident Max Kassan was one of several new Eagle Scouts honored at the recent Boy Scouts of America annual recognition dinner. Kassan is a member of Troop 485 in Westlake Village and a junior at Agoura High School. To achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, boys learn outdoor camping and survial skills, first aid, emergency preparedness, personal fitness […]

Out for a spin in Oak Park

Calabasas student recognized for giftedness

Andrew Gu, an 11yearold student from Calabasas, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Andrew Gu was invited to the awards ceremony based on his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade candidates. The students took the SAT and […]

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