Help identify this vegetable

Something strange is happening out there in the vegetable bed. One of my plants, purchased at Do-it Center and marked “Asian cucumber,” is producing something round and yellow/orange. I don’t know what it is. I do know it’s definitely not the skinny green Asian cucumber in the picture. I thought it was some kind of squash or gourd but when […]

Cardiac kids to host car show

Cardiac Kids have HEART is a Thousand Oaks-based national nonprofit organization dedicating to (H)elping (E)ducate, (A)ssist, (R)esearch and (T)reat children and adults with congenital heart disease. The association is sponsoring a Ferrari Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 6 at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks to launch its “Be Smart Save a Heart” fundraising […]

Kitty saved from jaws of coyote

It was 10:45 a.m., June 8, 2005, an unusually hot morning. Since the air conditioner was on, I let our 15-year-old cat, Tony, outside, kicked off my shoes and mentally reminded myself to let him back inside in 10 minutes. Suddenly, I heard a sound. What was that? Again I heard a noise, this time a loud thud along with […]

The tragic passion of ‘Othello’ plays out on CLU campus

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will continue its 10th anniversary celebration with performances of William Shakespeare’s “Othello” in Kingsmen Park on the campus of California Lutheran University from July 21 to Aug. 6. A love story rife with passion, betrayal, jealousy and death, “Othello” is considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. The Moor Othello, a conquering and powerful general, marries the […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

This Spacious Property Includes Eight Stalls, A Tack Room And Two Large Bonus Sheds

This 2.5 acre estate has two separate residences, the approximately 3,400square-foot main house and 1,100-square-foot guest house. The main house has 4-bedrooms, 3.5-baths, views, gorgeous master retreat and light open plan. The guest house is one level with granite kitchen, bed, bath, living room and total privacy. Outside are eight stalls, tack room, two large bonus sheds and riding arena […]

Concert series allows young talent to blossom

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, as the old joke goes. But it’s no joke to serious piano students who spend years perfecting their technique and repertoire with little chance of ever performing a concerto-a staple of music literature-with an orchestra. It’s the musical equivalent of being all dressed up with nowhere to go. Edward Francis of Thousand […]

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THURS., JULY 20 About Guide Dogs Calabasas Women’s Connection presents “Paws for Companions,” a special program featuring Gregg Mitchell of Guide Dogs for the Blind at 11:30 a.m. at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Also, interior designer Jeanne Wheaton will discuss “How to Lead a Re-Designed Life.” $24 includes lunch. RSVP (818) 348-5247 The Band Will Play Camarillo […]

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CAT PACK-Sinatra, a domestic male orange tabby cat, has a teddy bear playmate. Sinatra can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sinatra home, ask for ID No. A3532414. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Safe in the hands of firefighters

We would like to thank the more than 200 Los Angeles and Ventura County firefighters, trainees, and helicopter crews who worked so diligently and accurately to douse the fire that scorched over 20 acres of our property on “Mount Chet” in Westlake Village on Sat., July 8. Thankfully, the fire was on our “back 40” and did not threaten our […]