2012-06-07 E-Edition

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Farewell, superintendent

Butler picks off Bloom in 50th

Democrats Betsy Butler and Richard Bloom won Tuesday’s primary election for California’s 50th Assembly District in a race that saw the leaders separated by just 102 votes. The district includes Agoura Hills, Topanga, Malibu, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, much of Hollywood, Hancock Park, the Pacific Palisades and portions of the Santa Monica Mountains. Butler, an incumbent Assembly […]

County hosts hazardous waste collection

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County will hold a free household hazardous and e-waste roundup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 10 at the Calabasas Landfill scale area, 5300 Lost Hills Road, Agoura Hills. Because hazardous waste materials can pollute the environment, it is illegal to discard these […]

Teens hit right note for charity benefit

Tetrachord, a jazz quartet comprised of young teens, will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., June 10 at the Ladyface Alehouse, 29281 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. All proceeds from the tip jar will support the Pediatric Trauma Program through the Key Club chapter at Agoura High School. The quartet is comprised of award-winning young musicians from the Agoura Hills […]

State finals a perfect send-off for top track and field athletes

What a flourish of a finish. Area student-athletes thrived at the CIF State Track and Field Championships last weekend at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis. Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley High dominated the girls’ 3,200-meter run while the Rio Mesa boys’ 4×400 relay squad sprinted to victory. Standouts from Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Oaks Christian and Westlake also excelled during […]

Strickland, Brownley will square off in November

Parks third in congressional primary

After several months of free-for-all campaigning that ended with Tuesday’s primary, the crowded field in the 26th U.S. Congressional District race was left with just two candidates in the battle for the U.S. House of Representatives seat: Republican Tony Strickland and Democrat Julia Brownley. Strickland, a freshman state senator the 19th Senate District, finished with 37,347 votes, or 44.2 percent. […]

New Park Service visitor center opening June 9 at Gillette Ranch

The National Park Service will open its new visitor center in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on Sat., June 9 at King Gillette Ranch in the mountains near Calabasas. The building provides a unified home for the local, state and federal park system for the 35 million annual visitors. Named for the congressman who introduced legislation to create the […]

Spring tournament champs

Grad’s journey began in Russian orphanage

Born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Galina Carson faced many adversities during the first 10 years of her life. Her father died when she was 3, and the Russian girl was left alone with a mother who was unable to care for her. When Galina was 7, she was found by the Russian police wandering alone in a Karaganda marketplace, suffering from […]

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