2010-07-15

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Baby lions trigger excitement in mountains



Three mountain lion kittens were recently born in the Santa Monica Mountains. The only previous documented litter of mountain lion kittens was born in the summer of 2004. The kittens were found on May 26 by National Park Service researchers just south of Peter Strauss Ranch, off Mulholland Highway. Kittens P17 and P19 are females, and P18 is a male. […]

L.A. beach water quality rises, but some shores still risky



In an encouraging sign, Los Angeles County showed significant improvement in overall beach water quality in 2009-10, according to Heal the Bay’s 20th annual Beach Report Card released recently. Heal the Bay assigned A-to-F letter grades to 86 beaches in the county for the dry-weather period from March 2009 through April 2010, based on levels of weekly bacterial pollution. Some […]

Interior secretary applauds work in Santa Monicas

Salazar says youth ‘losing touch’ with outdoors

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar took time out from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster to meet July 9 with local park leaders, politicians and young people enrolled in the National Park Service youth employment program. The two-hour visit to Solstice Canyon in Malibu was part of a two-day “listening tour” in the Los Angeles area to discuss […]

Mixed up priorities



I am continually amazed that we have no money for fire, police education and road improvements. We do have money for other things such as flower beds on the freeway slopes, such as the one just west of Balboa on the north side of the 101 Freeway. Judging from a sign I saw we are now going to fiber optic […]

Conejo Simi Swim Club selected to host Junior Olympics event

Top competitors to duel at Cal Lutheran

Conejo Simi Swim Club will host the Southern California Swimming Junior Olympics Competition this summer, marking the first time this prestigious swim competition has been held in the Conejo Valley. The event takes place July 29 through Aug. 2 at Cal Lutheran University’s Samuelson Aquatics Center. The SCS Junior Olympics Competition will showcase some of the best age group swimming […]

History buffs gather at Leonis Adobe



JetStream to pay tribute to Taylor Messina



Local teen rock band JetStream has organized a tribute concert for Taylor Messina, an Oak Park girl who died one year ago from midline carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Proceeds from the Sun., July 18 concert at The Canyon in Agoura Hills will be donated to the Taylor Messina Butterfly Award/ Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be […]

New Lindero on-ramp claims life



A young Thousand Oaks man died after he lost control of his car and struck a tree on the new Lindero Canyon Road freeway ramp last week. Steven Seery, 20, had left a party in Oak Park on July 5 and was driving south on Lindero Canyon Road toward Westlake Village. He entered the newly constructed northbound ramp of the […]

Farewell, students



Graduation brings with it mixed emotions. The sense of accomplishment you feel for your child is overwhelming. Your own pride in a job well done is gratifying. After all, we as parents equip our children with wings and watch them soar. What also confronts us is the sense that our family unit has changed forever. If we have done our […]


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