2014-05-22 E-Edition

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Voters eye multiple races

In addition to choosing a new county supervisor for the 3rd District and a replacement for U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman in the 33rd Congressional District, Los Angeles County voters will be deciding on sheriff’s department and tax assessor races in the June election. Seven candidates are vying to replace Sheriff Lee Baca, who retired in late January amid allegations of […]

Ready for fires

SUMMER HEATS UP— During a recent Ventura County Fire Department “Ready for the Fires” news conference, a sheriff’s department helicopter, far right, demonstrates its fire- fighting abilities. Above,firefighters from the Wildland Division Hand Crew Department show how to create afireline. The event took place May 7 at Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park.

Vintage market to honor veterans

TREASURES GALORE—The Topanga Vintage Market at Pierce College in Woodland Hills will celebrate Memorial Day on Sun., May 24 with free admission for all veterans and armed forces personnel. The market, which takes place the fourth Sunday of the month on May 25, June 22 and July 27, features over 180 vendors, as well as art, crafts, music and food […]

Pet of the Week

Shooter faces third strike if convicted

A Los Angeles man taken into custody last week in connection with a March shooting at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks could be facing life in prison if convicted because of California’s Three Strikes Law. Damien Estes, 27, has been convicted twice before of serious or violent felonies, according to Ventura County court records. On May 15, Thousand […]

All fired up!

BIG SHOES TO FILL—Matias Romero-Llanos, 5, at left, tries to walk in firefighting boots and pants during Public Safety Day at Fire Station No. 89 in Agoura Hills on May. 17. The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Los Angeles Fire Department hosted the event. Center, L.A. County Fire Department Explorer Romario Tinti shows Ryan Tallman, 3, of […]

Kids bake bread to raise dough

The third-grade class of Valley Outreach Synagogue recently raised more than $600 to contribute towards treating Logan Nobriga of Oak Park. The 9-year-old has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which causes an overproduction of white blood cells in bone marrow, since he was 4 years old. During one of their class sessions at a private home in Oak Park, 10 […]

New principal coming to Brookside

Sara Leibman Ahl is returning to a traditional educational role as the new principal of Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park. Ahl will take over the job Debra Burgher held for nine years. Ahl, 36, has been the principal at University Charter Schools at Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo since 2008. Ahl’s leadership in the charter school provided her […]

To be young and free, not reckless

This is the time of year when 12th-graders from the Las Virgenes and Oak Park school districts suffer from a condition that, if not treated properly, can result in the onset of “I don’t care” disease. The affliction is also known as senioritis, and the dictionary defines it as “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced […]