2014-05-29 E-Edition

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The terror and the tears

A troubled life leads to ‘day of retribution’

Authorities painted the picture of a deeply troubled soul, a 22-year-old man who had been plotting revenge against society for several months and even posted an online video warning what he was about to do just hours before his deadly crime. The parents of Elliot Rodger reportedly were on their way to Santa Barbara to meet with their son and […]

Westlake grad among those slain in shooting

At dusk on Monday, silent mourners gathered around the pool at Westlake High School where former water polo player Veronika Weiss spent many hours. Some sat close together in rows of bleachers and white chairs, and when the seats were filled, others stood with their heads bowed or sat on the cold concrete. Some held small bouquets of flowers; all […]

Calabasas resident making bid for attorney general

Ron Gold, an attorney who helped Calabasas become a city 25 years ago, is one of six challengers trying to defeat Kamala Harris for the office of California Attorney General. Harris, a career prosecutor who served two terms as district attorney of San Francisco, was elected in 2010. The attorney general represents the people of California in civil and criminal […]

Bear killed crossing the 101 Freeway

A black bear was struck and killed by a vehicle at about 10: 20 p. m. Monday on the northbound 101 Freeway. The incident occurred near the Lindero Canyon Boulevard exit in Westlake Village, the California Highway Patrol said. It appears the bear went through a fence and tried to cross the freeway. The driver who hit the animal contacted […]

Candidates in June 3 primary on their final push

“It is crazy the role of money in politics,” said Matt Miller, a Democrat who is running to replace Rep. Henry Waxman in the 33rd Congressional District, which includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. But with 18 candidates in the race, Miller needs to stand out from the crowd, and money can help. The Pacific Palisades resident has raised […]

Report puts local beaches in the clear

Severe drought may be wreaking havoc across California, but there’s a silver lining in the lack of rain clouds—improved water quality at local beaches. With record low rainfall reducing the amount of polluted runoff that is funneled into the sea, water quality improved dramatically at Los Angeles County beaches last year, according to Heal the Bay’s 24th annual Beach Report […]

Bloom vies for 2nd term in Assembly

Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) feels he has accomplished much during his two years representing the 50th Assembly District, but he wants to do more. Bloom will defend his seat against Republican challenger Brad Torgan in the June 3 primary. The election is but a tune-up for the November race in which the same two candidates will run again in […]

Candidate puts wireless issue on radar

Kevin Mottus, an environmental health advocate and clinical social worker from West L.A., said he is ready to take on big issues that affect the health and economic well-being of all Americans. Mottus, a 47-year-old Republican, is one of 18 candidates running for Congress in the 33rd District. The top two vote-getters on June 3 will go on to the […]