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October 2, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accused of playing a role in the 1996 Calabasas fire, Southern California Edison has asked a judge to block release of its own investigation into the cause of the devastating blaze. About 50 law enforcement investigators raided four offices of the utility this week, based on a search warrant that alleged the fire started when trees brushed against a power line that Edison had failed to keep clear of vegetation.
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October 2, 1997 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High tension was in the air Wednesday as efforts were made to get to the bottom of the 1996 Calabasas brush fire controversy. Not just at the Southern California Edison Co. offices raided by law enforcement officers looking for evidence of negligence leading to the 1996 Calabasas fire. But also at power pole No. 2274942E, fingered by fire investigators as the starting point for the Oct. 21 wind-whipped blaze that burned 13,900 acres, destroyed nearly a dozen homes and injured 11 people.
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September 22, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
After years of planning and negotiations, the first shovel of dirt marking the beginning of construction of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will be turned Wednesday. Despite a recent setback in potential funding for the $5-million-plus project, organizers are pushing forward to complete the joint venture that will provide recreational activities to residents throughout the region. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m.
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September 18, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Heeding predictions of record-breaking storms this winter, the city is taking steps to make ready streets and public areas and advising residents to do the same. Although Calabasas did not have the flooding and landslides that affected its neighbors in Topanga Canyon and Agoura Hills in the 1995 storms, city officials are preparing for the worst. "You never know what could happen," said James Tong, the city's project technician. "It depends on how catastrophic the storm is.
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August 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance has awarded grants totaling $43,700 to eight educational and social service programs sponsored by area Jewish community groups. The Incentive Regional Allocation grants will be used for numerous support programs for the unemployed, aged and disabled as well as for programs promoting Jewish education, history and culture, said Shoshana Hirsh, director of planning and allocations for the organization.
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August 8, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
They built them, the ballplayers came, and that's the problem, Malibu Canyon-area homeowners are telling the City Council. A dozen residents implored council members Wednesday night to help resolve their ongoing battle to restrict play at the four Pony League baseball fields at Lupin Hill Elementary School. Noise, parking problems, vandalism and errant baseballs hitting homes and breaking windows were high on the residents' list of concerns about the fields.
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June 24, 1997 | GREG RIPPEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two fires--one of them accidentally ignited by a brush-clearing crew--blackened about 25 acres Monday in Sun Valley and Calabasas before being extinguished by scores of firefighters, authorities said. The largest of the fires, which started about 2:20 p.m. at Wentworth Street and Stonehurst Avenue, burned about 20 acres of brush and grass south of Hansen Dam and east of Hansen Dam Golf Course, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Bob Collins said. It was put out in about half an hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1997
The land around Jon Morris' home has returned to life: poppies, irises, wildflowers and grasses bloom on once-blackened hillsides. Four months ago, a firestorm passed by Morris' home as it raced through the hills of Malibu and Calabasas. As the flames bore down, Morris, a veteran of four other brush fires, stood his ground.
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January 8, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The city of Calabasas has established its onramp to the Information Superhighway with the launch of an official site on the World Wide Web--making information about the city available at the click of a mouse. The new web site will be a place for Calabasas residents to find information about city services, city council meetings and recreational activities available to them, said City Channel Manager Deborah Steller, who will maintain the site.
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December 4, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Calabasas Emergency Response Program, formed soon after the Northridge earthquake, has made strides in preparing residents for disasters. But after two years of work, its volunteers realized they should not restrict their efforts to those who live in Calabasas. "We had everything covered, but then thought, what happens if the emergency occurs during the day and suddenly we have all these people here who work in Calabasas and suddenly become a part of Calabasas?"
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