2014-02-20 E-Edition

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Community still seeking resolution in Rocketdyne cleanup case

Toxic materials reportedly recycled, not destroyed

It’s been more than 50 years since radiation leaks occurred at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills of Simi Valley, but efforts to clean up the site and stop further toxins from leaching into the soil are far from over. A panel of speakers that included a doctor, a professor and experts from the Department of Toxic Substances […]

Calabasas seeks ways to encourage voting

Voter apathy is a nationwide problem that is often manifested locally where voter turnout appears to have reached an all-time low, Calabasas officials said at a recent City Council meeting. The council recently contemplated ways to increase voter participation in the city. Mayor Fred Gaines said many voters don’t go to the polls for local elections because the races don’t […]

Library events

The Agoura Hills Library willoffer the following activities at29901 Ladyface Court, AgouraHills. Call (818) 889-2278.The Teen Graphic NovelClub’s selection for February is“Sunny” by Taiyo Matsumoto.Teens can read the book, submitfeedback and enter an opportunitydrawing in the teen area.The Teen Advisory Boardwill meet at noon Sat., Feb. 22,followed by a Teen Game Tournament at 2 p.m. Challenge otherteens in the Winter […]

The Movie Nut

“Winter’s Tale”Directed by: AkivaGoldsmanStarring: Colin Farrell,Jessica Brown Findlay,Russell CroweMPAA rating: PG-13 forviolence and some sensuality Running time: 118 minutes Best suited for: thoselooking for a love storywith a differenceLeast suited for: thosewho want a clear story, nota collection of intriguingideasAcorn rating: This is a tale of the enduring power of love, of a white-winged horse, and of a little red-haired […]

Making bulging corneas healthy with plastic inserts

A young man in his 20s came to us with career-affecting vision changes. As a wrestler, he was unable to wear the hard contact lenses he was prescribed so his ability to perform his livelihood was at stake. At his appointment, he was accompanied by his girlfriend, who was pregnant with their child. She was concerned about his welfare, and […]

Students don’t just learn, they teach

Andrew Furash, a senior at Viewpoint School, is keen on sharing his love of learning with younger students who need help with their schoolwork. In January 2012, when Andrew was a sophomore, he launched a free tutoring program for elementary and middle school students at the Calabasas Library. “This endeavor turned into meaningful interaction with students who were simply struggling […]

Hiker rescued at Paramount

DAMSEL IN DISTRESS— Above, Malibu Search and Rescue Team, Los Angeles County Fire Department and National Park Service personnel treat an injured 22-year-old female hiker who fractured her ankle while hiking off trail on Feb. 16 at Paramount Ranch in rural Agoura. Right, a deputy helps lift the rescue litter. Because of the diffcult mountain terrain, the workers had to […]

Scientific Minds

Volunteers needed for Dole Great Race

Adult and student volunteers are needed for the 29th annual Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills. According to volunteer coordinator Jodi Regan, students who volunteer at the race will be rewarded with community service hours at their schools. “We’re in need of responsible and enthusiastic volunteers,” Regan said. “This major fundraiser for Agoura Hills and Oak Park schools . . […]