2013-05-30 E-Edition

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Things an artist wood do

CAREFUL CUT—Above, well-known Oaxaca (Mexico) wood carver Jacobo Angeles works on a design during a show at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Calabasas on May 25. Angeles likes wood that is wet and fresh to use in creating intricate animal shapes, such as those shown at right. Meanwhile, Jorge Quintana, above right, sticks with a traditional pottery style […]

Report a mixed bag for local beaches

No place like hope

Company offers phone blocking on the cloud

CallSource, a Westlake Village-based call tracking and lead management service, has released CallShield, a cloudbased service that automatically blocks telephone hacking attempts and computer-generated spam calls. CallSource says it invented CallShield in response to a surge in telephone hacking that is plaguing businesses worldwide. Telephone hacking is a multi-billion-dollar problem involving organized crime, where hackers use computer programs to dial […]


THURS., MAY 30 Community Memorial Service 5: 30 p. m. at Donahue Healing Garden, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo. Interdenominational service honoring deceased loved ones. Guest speaker Jeff Rodriquez, pastor. Attendees can place a fabric butterfly on memorial quilt. Free, all welcome. Phone: 805.389.6870. FRI., MAY 31 California Rocks Gem And Mineral Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today […]

New buyers finding some doors closed

Brittany and Jeremiah Labbee thought they had finally nabbed their first home when they made a cash offer on a $425,000 fixer-upper in Newbury Park. The Agoura Hills couple knew the real estate market was heating up, so they enlisted the help of family members to pool together enough money to make a solid bid. The Labbees were confident they […]


Area’s Edison customers remain targets

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department wants residents to know about a phone scam targeting Southern California Edison customers countywide. The sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau is looking into several cases involving SCE customers who’ve been the target of a telephone bill payment scam. According to the sheriff’s department, the suspects have been calling SCE customers telling them they must make immediate […]

Lincoln Exhibit at Reagan Library

The Reagan Library will present a special exhibit, A. Lincoln: From Railsplitter to Rushmore, from June 1 through Sept. 30 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley. Items have been obtained from 25 of the country’s most well-known Lincoln collectors, including Louise Taper, Hildene (the Lincoln Family Home), Ford’s Theater, National Archives, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American […]


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