NBA champion launches teen program at community center

Mitch Richmond and his wife, Juli, see the bullying and teen suicide that goes on in today’s world and want to do something about it. Richmond, a former NBA and Olympic basketball star, launched the Rock Life—Redefining Strong Foundation to help vulnerable kids safeguard themselves during their difficult teenage years. Richmond’s nickname is “Rock.” The Richmonds, who live in Calabasas […]

A ‘hand’-y way to stay healthy

The holiday season is a time of parties, gifts, food, happiness and joy—and sometimes, the misery of colds and flu. While it’s impossible to avoid exposure to every potential illness-causing bug encountered this season, people can take steps to reduce their risk of getting sick and protect their family and holiday guests. “One of the most effective protections against the […]


Think globally, act locally

I’m a senior at Pennsylvania State University majoring in a master’s degree in accounting and finance. This semester I am taking a geography course about sustainability as a general education class. My group conducted a project on endangered species, especially the issue of elephant poaching in Africa, that incorporated various ethics and environmental concepts. Elephant poaching severely upsets biodiversity. Our […]

City honors young environmentalists

Americans use 5 million tons of aluminum each year. Of that, only half is recycled, and the remainder takes up valuable space in landfills, said Khai Berry, a seventh-grader at A.E. Wright Middle School who was speaking at a meeting of the Calabasas Environmental Commission last week. Berry is one of 14 young artists whose drawings are featured in the […]

Ten tips for a safer holiday season

While treasured customs such as decorating, baking and entertaining are all part of what makes the holiday season a cherished time for family and friends, these activities can increase the risks for home fires and serious injuries. That’s why the public should put safety at the top of the holiday “to-do” list with these tips: Check that electrical decorations have […]

Tanning salon owner accused of sexually molesting two underage boys

Police asking additional victims to come forward

The co-owner of a Thousand Oaks tanning salon has been arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting underage boys who worked for him at the salon. Gary Alan Haw, 49, of Agoura Hills was taken into custody yesterday on charges of oral copulation of a person under the age of 16, sodomy of a person under 18, and committing a lewd […]

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