2014-08-07 E-Edition

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Report highlights impact of mountains national park area

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area generated $26 million in local economic impact during 2013, a recent National Park Service report showed. The more than 600,000 visitors to Santa Monica Mountains last year helped support 332 jobs in the local area, according to the report. The visitor spending analysis was conducted by U. S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane […]

S’mores and more


After school fun, learning at local Boys & Girls Clubs

More than 50 million children in America leave class at 3 p.m. during the school year, but 15 million of them have no specific place to go, the National Center for Education Statistics said in a 2013 report to the U.S. Department of Education. On average, kids in self-care spend eight hours per week unsupervised, the report said. However, the […]

Baseball stars seize classic tourney

Plaza reveals its revised plans

City, Regency reach agreement about landscaping

Westlake Plaza owner Regency Centers has revised its landscaping plan at the shopping center in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks to save trees along Agoura Road that had been slated for removal as part of a $25-million renovation. Revised plans for the plaza’s expansion went back and forth between Regency and the city for weeks before the city approved […]

On location in Calabasas, CA

It’s not entirely accidental that Julia Steinberg is making a movie in Calabasas. Steinberg, 19, a student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, is spending the summer at home in Calabasas. She is filming the romantic comedy-thriller that she wrote and hopes to present at film festivals. Her ultimate goal is to be a casting director and […]

The Art of Being

Your life is a masterpiece and you are the artist Have you ever thought of yourself as a piece of living art? If this question seems abstract, consider the two photos below as they may help put it into perspective. I took one of them while touring the many galleries at the Vatican in Rome and the other while roaming […]

Cooling down during the heat wave