2020-01-30 E-Edition

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Mamba Academy establishes charity to help families affected by tragedy

Kobe Bryant made local gym a favorite hangout

Mamba Sports Academy in Newbury Park announced Jan. 29 it is setting up a charity called the MambaOnThree Fund to assist the families affected by the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed nine people, including former Laker great Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter. “The Mamba Sports Academy is devastated by the passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and […]

Investigators seek clues in Kobe helicopter crash

Aircraft lacked key terrain monitoring equipment, NTSB said

Investigators this week began the difficult task of trying to understand what caused the Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed nine people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Safety experts said this week that, among other concerns, the craft lacked a key piece of terrain awareness monitoring equipment. The National Transportation Safety Board […]

Mothers, fathers and kids lost their lives

Remembering the nine

Three budding basketball stars, an experienced pilot, a beloved coach. When a private helicopter crashed into a Calabasas hillside on Jan. 26, it marked tragedy, not only for the basketball world, but also heartbreak for five families who lost loved ones in the crash. In addition to Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, the seven other victims have been […]

Accident scene unfolds

Local community takes loss especially hard

Society needs role models, and when a favorite son like Kobe Bryant, the NBA legend who devoted much of his time to the local youth basketball scene dies, hearts are devastated. Last Sunday’s ill-fated helicopter ride was taking Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others to the Mamba Sports Academy in Newbury Park for a basketball tournament. Gianna, affectionately called […]


Fan fondly remembers ‘Black Mamba’

Kobe Bryant was far more than a basketball giant. He was among the world’s best-known athletes, a star on the order of Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan, swarmed by fans whether he was in Beijing or Beverly Hills. Young people typically shout “Kobe!’’ when they hit a jump shot on basketball courts everywhere. He won an Oscar in 2018 for […]

Cyclist run-in

To the elderly cyclist riding on Triunfo last Saturday who indicated that as a runner I do not have a right to use the road and belong on the sidewalk, I encourage you to learn the right of way law before getting on your bicycle again. Not only do pedestrians have a right to use the roadway, but cyclists, as […]

Avalon housing

For all the people of Calabasas, regardless of what you may think of Measure N, AvalonBay’s proposal to build 161 new apartments in exchange for reinstating the affordable housing rental units which it took away, please vote no. Measure N prevents Calabasas residents, staff, Council members and others from having any input in the design of the proposal. It’s a […]