2008-01-03

“Charlie Wilson’s War”



Directed by: Mike Nichols Starring: Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts MPAA rating: R (for adult language, brief nudity, drug use) Running time: 98 minutes Best suited for: Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts fans, the his tory-lite crowd. Least suited for: those expect ing “Saving Private Ryan II” War films haven’t fared too well lately. “The Kingdom,” […]

The Kitchen In This View Home Has Been Recently Remodeled



This single-story view home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a three-car, extra-wide garage. The kitchen has been recently remodeled with new Thermador appliances, gas stove top and oak floors. The home is on a culdesac and offers privacy and trees. For more information on this property listed at $734,900, call Karen Reid at (805) 230-3381.

Put the power of words to work in building a child’s vocabulary

Readers can participate in online contest

Read all about it. A powerful vocabulary can often add to a person’s employment potential and help make lifelong learning possible. Plus, building a strong vocabulary increases a person’s ability to communicate effectively, both socially and professionally. It also enables people to have a better grasp of the information that they read or are exposed to through other media, such […]

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



Company Name Symbol Jan. 2 Dec. 26 Dec. 19 Dec. 12 Headquartered AMGEN AMGN 46.60 47.50 47.19 49.99 THOUSAND OAKS BAXTER BAX 57.79 59.16 58.63 59.07 THOUSAND OAKS BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP BHBC 5.14 4.99 5.59 5.36 CALABASAS CAMINOSOFT CORP. CMSF 0.10 0.09 0.09 0.10 WESTLAKE VILLAGE CHEESECAKE FACTORY CAKE 22.04 23.53 24.54 22.99 CALABASAS COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORP. CFC 9.00 9.05 […]

‘Twelfth Night’ final shows



The Globe in Topanga presents its last performances of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at 8 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Jan. 5 and 6. Twelfth Night is a Christian holiday that concludes the Twelve Days of Christmas, a period of feasting and merrymaking that runs from Dec. 25 through Jan. 5. During the 12 days, traditional roles were often relaxed, masters waited […]

A Breath Of Fresh Air In Your Home



The word “pollutants” often evokes images of dirty factories or exhaust pouring out of cars and buses. But pollutants aren’t just limited to the outdoors. In reality, indoor air is often more contaminated than the air outside — five times more polluted according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Whether it’s at home, the office or the grocery store, the […]

Contact your local sheriff’s department



From area code 818 (Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village), call (818) 878-1808. From area code 310 (Malibu or Topanga), call (310) 456-6652. The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department is at 27050 Agoura Road in Calabasas. Oak Park is located in Ventura County and is serviced by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department at (805) 494-8200. Remember […]

Volunteers being sought for Amgen bicycle race



Volunteer opportunities for the 2008 Amgen Tour of California have been posted at www .amgentourofcalifornia.com. More than 4,000 volunteers are needed for the professional cycling road race, with about 350 needed to support the new event finish in Pasadena. Volunteers can apply online for positions that include course marshal, security and medical control. The 2008 Amgen Tour of California is […]

Rite-Way auto opens



Mark McKinstry has announced the opening of his new business, Rite-Way Automotive and Transmission, at the rear of Westlake Mobil, 942 S. Westlake Blvd. Rite-Way is a full-service shop. All customers receive a complimentary “fronttoback, “toptobottom” vehicle inspection. McKinstry has been a certified mechanic for more than 25 years. Customers may reach him on his cellphone after hours. Shop hours […]

Library hosts concerts



Woodland Hills Branch Library presents a pair of special music performances. The first takes place at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12, and features classical accordionist Nader Bagha. He will perform pieces by such composers as Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Paganini and Shostakovich. The UCLA Gluck Flute Qunitet will give the second performance at 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 19. Both shows will be […]


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