2013-07-11 E-Edition

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Calabasas approves first cell tower following end of moratorium

Park’s ‘dead zone’ addressed

The Calabasas City Council approved a new wireless telecommunications tower next to the Calabasas Country Club on Park Entrada. Verizon Wireless requested permission to install a 55-foottall tower with 12 panel antennas within a city recreation zone in the 4500 block of Park Entrada. The tower will be disguised as a pine tree for aesthetic reasons. After the tower application […]

Photojournalist’s talk about UFOs is, dare we say, out of this world

Italo-American photographer and journalist Paola Harris will discuss UFO contact cases in Europe at a meeting of Close Encounters Research Organization International at 7:30 p.m., Sat., July 27 at the Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The doors will open at 7 p.m. CERO International is the public membership arm of the organization, which is open only to […]

A summer of discovery close to home

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will provide plenty of opportunities for families to stay local this summer and still be able to enjoy a world of fun and discovery. Native American lore King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas: At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat., July 13, guest lecturer Jan Timbrook, curator of ethnography at the Santa Barbara Museum of […]

Man, 75, arrested for armed robbery in HIdden Hills

Ronald Snyder, 75, was arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court July 16 for a recent Hidden Hills crime spree that included robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and impersonating a peace officer. Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary call in the 24600 block of Long Valley Road in Hidden Hills on the morning of Sun., July 14. […]

Cause of small-plane crash that killed two remains a mystery

Families have announced funeral arrangements for the two people who died in the June 29 plane crash in Oxnard. What caused the small aircraft to make its crash landing remains under investigation. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the single-engine aircraft occupied by James Ayers of Newbury Park and Donald “Craig” Tempelton of Agoura Hills crashed and burned on […]

On the Trail

Watch out for summer jaywalkers On an arid summer’s day in the Santa Monica Mountains, there are few things lovelier than discovering a burbling creek in which to cool off. But my personal quest this summer to locate creeks that are still running has met with disappointment. Bottled water is a hiker’s necessity on such hot weather treks. That’s not […]

Deadlines approach for fair contests

Photographers, artists, gemologists, bakers and animal lovers will show off their talents at the upcoming Ventura County Fair. This year’s event runs from July 31 through Aug. 11 with the theme “Boots, Barns and Banjos.” Organizers are promoting a kids’ contest called “Glue in the Shoe.” Young competitors are asked to decorate a shoe using materials such as feathers, glitter […]

While on vacation, don’t forget a photo of you and your Acorn

The 2013 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest is coming! Summer’s upon us and that means the annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest isn’t far off. Soon you can vote for the winning picture by taking part in our special online poll. But first, remember the date Fri., Sept. 6. That’s the deadline to submit your vacation […]

Hot Flashes

Fleeting Cards Where’s a Hallmark store when you need it? I’m not the best correspondent. I have cousins who hassle me about fading to black on regular occasions. Eventually, I cruise back into reality but, frankly, black makes me look thinner, so I like melting into the jungle whenever possible. On occasion, I need to reach out and razz someone. […]

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