2015-04-30 E-Edition

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No longer alone

Group offers hope, support to victims of human trafficking

Dianne Amato was 16 when she met a pimp in a San Francisco park and he tricked her into going to a hotel room with two other girls. He told her she was going to work for him. He took her shoes and purse so she wouldn’t leave. She left anyway, escaping in the middle of the night. The daughter […]

Tea time

The Brandeis National Committee San Fernando Valley Chapter will host “A Celebration of Spring,” an afternoon of high tea with music by pianist Eddie Smith, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wed., May 13 at Stephen Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen Wise Drive, Los Angeles. The cost is $45. Hats and gloves are optional. Proceeds will support “Sustaining the Mind” neurodegenerative disease […]

Celebrate favorite national parks

Channel Islands National Park and Santa Monica National Recreation Area invite the public to celebrate National Park Week at their local parks and to join the Find Your Park National Park Service Centennial campaign. The Find Your Park campaign celebrates the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and looks forward to a second century of service. […]

High school carnival Is a blast

Sidewalk CPR keeps victims ‘stayin’ alive’

Westlake High School seniors got a taste of disco April 14 when “Staying Alive” was the theme of the day. The students were learning sidewalk CPR, a hands-only form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation that, it turns out, can be administered to the beat of the 1977 Bee Gee’s disco classic. A synchronized line of emergency response technicians and other medical professionals […]

Revamp considered at Mae Boyer center

Plans are underway to replace an aging community center at Mae Boyer Park at 130 Kanan Road. At a meeting April 9, the Oak Park Recreation and Park Planning Committee considered a proposal to build a new 4,000-square-foot recreation facility to replace the existing structure that was built in 1966. According to the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, the […]

Teens are heroes at WLV Library’s ComiCon

Westlake Village Library will present its inaugural free Comi- Con event for teens ages 12 to 17 on Sat., May 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. The event will feature comic book and fandom activities, including a class on drawing superhero and manga-style comics from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; a cosplay contest at 3:30 p.m. […]

Artistic night

Banjos, fiddles and fun at festival

The 55th annual Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., May 17 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. Folk music and folk arts have a long and wide-ranging history in Southern California, including this event, which originally took place in Topanga Canyon in 1961. Over 100 musical contests will […]

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