2014-09-11 E-Edition

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Group downplays need for major lab cleanup

Less intrusive measures proposed

More harm than good might result if the cleanup at Rocketdyne near Simi Valley involves the intense removal of top soil at the former test site, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Community Advisory Group says. The 2,850-acre Santa Susana Field Lab was used as a nuclear test site and for research in the development of ballistic missiles, rockets and space […]

No slacking off here

HI-JINX—Above, Ezra Ilous, 9, of Encino, balances on a slackline with the help of Jarin Erickson at Oak Canyon Community Park on Sept. 7. Erickson, also shown at left, is an Oak Park resident and a competitive unicycle rider who uses slacklining to keep in shape.

Make that a double, please

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Sept. 12: Battle of the Bands/performing arts center/7 p.m.Sat., Sept. 13: ComedySportzUsical/8 p.m.Mon., Sept. 15: ACT course/3to 6 p.m.Wed., Sept. 17: Back-to-schoolnight/6 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesFri., Sept. 12: Fall play auditions/ 3 to 5 p.m.Sat., Sept. 13: ACT/8 to 10 a.m.Wed., Sept. 17: Blood drive/7to 9 a.m.Cabaret auditions/3:15 to 5:15p.m.Thurs., Sept. 18: Cabaret auditions/ 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Oak […]

Fall soccer season kicks off

Meeting up

The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle, a local nonprofit that provides support programs for children with special needs and their families, will host a communitywide kickoff event from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 14 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Participants can meet the Friendship Circle staff and mingle with other kids with special needs and their families. Teen volunteers […]

Meet a wildlife photographer

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund invites the public to an evening campfire event to meet award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter from 5:30 to 9:30 Tues., Sept. 30 at Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu. Winter, who photographed mountain lion P-22 stalking the Hollywood sign, will show his photos of big cats around the world. He has tracked snow […]

Catholic girls school marks 50 year of education

Sr. Mary Josanne Furey, whose 13 years as principal of La Reina High School began in 1970, said the Catholic school for girls has surpassed all of her dreams. “We weren’t that sure that La Reina would make it at all,” said Fury, who began teaching at La Reina in 1966 and wrote the lyrics of the school’s alma mater […]

Candidates square off in congressional race

33rd District debate will be Sept. 21 in Calabasas

The candidates in the 33rd Congressional District race—Democratic Ted Lieu, a state senator, and Republican Elan Carr, a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office—will face off at a political forum on Sun., Sept. 21 in Calabasas. The event, sponsored by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association, will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Founder’s Hall of the […]