2017-05-25 E-Edition

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Brush fire season heating up

ON THE FRONT LINES— At right and below, resources from the Los Angeles County Fire Department battle a brush fire off of Mulholland Highway and Kanan Road on Fri., May 19. On Tues., May 23, a separate fire burned almost 10 acres near the Three Springs neighborhood in Westlake Village. Neither fire destroyed property.

Bike repair station opens on Lake Sherwood Drive

ART delights

SHOWSTOPPERS— Above left, Emmy Sander and her 15-year-old daughter, Lily, look at works on display at the May 16 Oak Park High School Art Show. At top, a teen gazes at some of the unusual visual images on display. At right, 16-year-old Adam Streva inspects a large fountain constructed of individual pieces made by students. Approximately 400 students showcased their […]

Cajun blues fest ready to smoke Simi

The 28th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival will take place from noon to 7:30 p.m. over Memorial Day weekend, Sat. and Sun., May 27 and 28, at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Headlining the blues stage will be: blues- rock band the Yardbirds; the Robby Krieger Band, celebrating 50 years of […]

Date to Create studio in Westlake Village specializes in party planning

Entrepreneur Donna Lowy has launched Date To Create in Westlake Village. Date To Create is a new studio providing private custom-crafted parties, company parties and team building events as well as date night, girls night out, guys night out, or a fun night out for anyone. Date To Create is embracing the “Maker Movement” with creative workshops where the crafter […]

County unveils Community Choice green energy plan

Edison greets news with caution

A new government-run, utility purchasing collective that promises to lower bills and give consumers more clean-energy choices will soon be available to residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County—and local cities if they decide to opt in. Last month, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted to launch the community choice initiative that will offer businesses and residents an opportunity to pool their […]


Last week’s article about the new West Village development in Calabasas wrongly stated that the Calabasas Coalition citizen’s group initiated a 2016 referendum to stop the Canyon Oaks hotel and homes project that was planned for the same location on Las Virgenes Road. The “ No on Measure F” political action committee was the group behind the referendum.


Event pays tribute to service men and women who died defending nation

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park will host the 27th annual Memorial Day Remembrance Mon., May 29 at its Garden of Valor at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Guests will see an avenue of large American flags as they arrive. Scouts will place the more than 1,400 flags at the graves of veterans buried in the Garden of Valor […]

Educator wins giant Mars map

STEAM educator Carol Mallett recently attended the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Los Angeles where she discovered the Buzz Aldrin foundation representatives were accepting applications for a $5,000 Giant Mars Map giveaway contest. Mallett listed 101 ways her students at Sumac Elementary School in the Las Virgenes Unified School District could integrate this “hands-on” and “feet-on” map into […]