2014-05-22 E-Edition

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly…

Local Boy Scouts rock the camporee

Boy Scouts can start a fire, find their way home using a map and compass, save a person having a heart attack, and help their family survive an earthquake, thanks to the many skills they learn in their regular troop meetings and in the field. To test those skills each year, the Conejo Valley District holds a Boy Scout Camporee. […]

Housefire and explosion rock Calabasas

A Calabasas home sustained major damage after it burst into flames last Friday afternoon. The incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 23100 block of Park Contessa near Calabasas Lake. Reports indicate two people were in the home but they were able to escape without injuries. Inspector Scott Miller of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said a car parked […]

Secrets to creating beautifulflora

Spring is here and the garden centers are filled with beautiful plants. Many of us visit these shops and leave with a car full of beautiful flowers and healthy vegetables, with hopes of a bountiful harvest. But before that first plant goes into the ground, make sure your soil is properly prepared. Though not the most glamorous part of gardening, […]

Cajun and blues music fill the air in Simi Valley

Influenced by his father, who was part of the Louisiana blues music scene, Nathan Williams Jr. grew up listening to zydeco—a fusion of blues, Cajun and rhythm and blues music. In 2002, when he was only 14, Williams Jr. recorded his first studio album with his fellow teenage cousins as bandmates. The youth of the musicians in turn gave the […]


Calabasas annexation proceeds

Despite resistance from city leaders and residents in Agoura Hills, officials in Calabasas are moving ahead with a plan to bring 43 acres of unincorporated territory that lies between the two cities into their jurisdiction. At a meeting last week, the Calabasas City Council approved a zoning plan for the proposed annexation along Agoura Road. The L.A. County property just […]

Dangerous rock pool causes another injury

The family of a 21-year-old man who sustained head and neck injuries after someone jumped from a cliff and landed on him at the Malibu Creek rock pool is looking for answers. The accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. Sun., May 18. The victim, Marcos Gomez of Los Angeles, was airlifted to a hospital where he is still being treated. […]

High hopes for hoops

Movie nut

“Suspense is like a woman,” Alfred Hitchcock said. “The more left to the imagination, the more excitement.” The woman here is writerdirector Lucia Puenzo, and she’s created a movie where the more we know, the more we imagine. And the more we imagine, the more we feel a rising sense of terror about what a certain doctor might do to […]

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