2014-09-11

Flags send patriotic message on Sept. 11



NEVER FORGET—A look at some of the almost 3,000 flags that have been deployed on the big lawn at Pepperdine University in Malibu in memory of the 9-11 victims, including one flag that is embraced by senior Lizzy Kahan, who last weekend volunteered to help put up the display. Pepperdine has shown the flags at its campus on Malibu Canyon […]

Pet of the Week



Hazelton joins OPUSD Board of Education



SWORN DUTY—Oak Park resident Drew Hazelton is sworn in as a temporary Oak Park Unified School District board member last month. He was appointed to the post when Jennifer von Schneidau resigned after moving out of the area. Hazelton is running for one of three open board seats against four other candidates in the November election.

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 […]


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