2010-12-16 E-Edition

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New book turns the spotlight on famous area movie locations

Growing up on the west side of Los Angeles, Harry Medved was fascinated by the movie shootings that occurred in his backyard. He also enjoyed seeing the results on the big screen, especially when the backgrounds included scenery from his neighborhood. His passion for filmmaking led Medved to not only pursue a career in the business but also develop an […]

Time for the ‘80s again

David Torres Productions Inc. presents Revenge of the 80s III– A Flashback Dance Club starring former KROQ DJ Richard Blade, now on Sirius XM First Wave radio, from 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 17 to 2 a.m. Saturday at The Arena, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. A full bar and food will be available. Musical acts from the 1980s will be […]

Cobras crush competition

Landscaper comes to the rescue

A cat at Oak Park Apartments in Oak Park climbed to the top of a tall ecalytpus tree Dec. 8, and couldn’t get down until an enterprising tree trimmer came to the rescue. The Ventura County Fire Department tried first to rescue Kitty from her high perch, but wasn’t successful. Fire fighters recommended calling a tree trimming company. Porfirio Mendoza […]

Our local filming history

Acorn Bits

Malibu Creek State Park •M*A*S*H (the film and TV series) •Planet of the Apes (Charlton Heston) •How Green Was My Valley (Maureen O’Hara, Walter Pidgeon) •Pleasantville (Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon) •Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley) •Viva Zapata! (Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn) •Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse (Cary Grant) •Secretary (Maggie Gyllenhaal) Paramount Ranch •Bwana Devil (first 3D feature film made […]

Paint-out attracts artists to King Gillette Ranch

Turkey Tournament winners

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura A burglar stole a suitcase containing about $4,500 worth of jewelry and a $600 video camera from a car parked in the 5300 block of Derry Avenue Dec. 3. Thieves stole two bicycles worth $625 from the front of a business in the 5800 block of Kanan Road Dec. 3. A purse containing $20 in cash, bank cards and […]

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