2013-07-11

Flying Squirrel



Flying with kids? If an airline flight with your kids is on the schedule this summer, you have my sympathy. Actually, I’m kidding. You’ll be fine. Armed with some smart travel tips, you’ll get through the flight OK, and not once will other passengers give you “the look.” You know the one. The look that says, “Oh great, flying with […]

Spectacular Calabasas Fourth

Residents enjoy fireworks and festivities at the Calabasas Fireworks Spectacular on Thurs., July 4

Rare Lincoln artifacts on display at Ronald Reagan Library




In the first three weeks after it opened, the Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the Reagan Library saw a record number of visitors, boosting the library’s average June attendance by 25 percent. Melissa Giller, director of communications and programs for the Reagan Foundation, said more than 27,000 people attended the museum in the first three weeks of June. Over the last […]

Local families appreciate new acceptance for gays




Evenings bring quality time to Kate and Tori Kuykendall and their three children. After a long day at work and school, the family gathers for dinner and conversation on the back porch of their Agoura Hills home before night settles in. Life was not always idyllic for the Kuykendalls, who met at a San Francisco Gay Pride parade 10 years […]

Boys & Girls Club members compete in essay contest on bullying



The Optimist Club of Conejo Valley recently hosted an essay contest about bullying for members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. Out of the 50 middle-school club members who participated, the following three were selected as finalists: Samantha Naugle, 12, from the Marion and John E. Anderson Youth Center; Jenna Burns, 13, from the Cal and […]

Celebration by a tight-knit neighborhood



Ruggers will be ruggers

Idea for local rugby club proves to be a big hit


Shawn Love wanted to continue playing rugby after college, and the only way to do that was by forming a club team. Love, who competed on a rugby club at Arizona State University, returned to Thousand Oaks in 2009 and started the Ventura County Men’s Rugby Club. Finding players to join the club was the easy part. Love had 70 […]

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 […]


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