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Free summer shows slated

The free Summer Jams Concert Series continues at Janss Marketplace each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mall, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Still to come this summer: Aug. 12: Hollywood U2, U2 tribute at the fountain courtyard. Aug. 19: Copycats, Top 40 in the food courtyard. Aug. 26: No Duh, No Doubt tribute at […]

‘The Miser’ at Theatricum Botanicum

Agoura dance team steps to the front

New budget calls for sacrifices

Well, California finally has a state budget. Because of a lack of revenues, this budget requires many sacrifices. Who is required to sacrifice? Students, the handicapped and disabled and the sick will have to sacrifice. Unemployed workers who need retraining will also sacrifice. And who will not sacrifice? Corporate CEOs and entertainment and sports stars will not have to sacrifice. […]

Great Americans exhibit comes to Reagan Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has opened a new exhibit, “Heroes: A Celebration of Great Americans” through Feb. 1 at the museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The exhibit will feature individuals ranging from John Hancock to Rosa Parks, and hereos from the American Revolution to the 9/11 attacks and the Miracle on the Hudson. Assembled for the first time […]

Strickland’s GOP philosophy pleases Chamber

A bill authored by state Sen. Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) that eliminates the state’s Integrated Waste Management Board and the six-figure salaries paid to its officers was signed into law last week by Gov. Schwarzenegger. The bill is part of the recent budget agreement in Sacramento that helps to close California’s $26-billion shortfall. Speaking at a July 27 Westlake Village […]

Student members needed for board

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority needs two student members on its board of directors. The students, who serve oneyear terms, advise the board on issues impacting local youth. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Mon., Aug. 10. For more information, call or stop by the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center at (818) 880-2993, 27040 Malibu Hills […]

Prop. 215 was a smokescreen

The vast majority of Californians are naive about marijuana use. In reality, there’s no need to legalize it. With a little effort and about $50, anyone–and I mean anyone–can legally purchase and use marijuana. The proponents of Proposition 215 hoodwinked the voters by basing the proposition on legalizing its use by people who had a real medical justification. Examples included […]

Is the ride of your life an E ticket event?

“I have projected the same im ages day after day Becoming prisoner to the known. But the known is dead and past now And I must buy my ticket to free dom By embracing the fresh and un known.” —Deepak Chopra Last month, Diane and I took our grandchildren to Disneyland for the simple pleasure of some “hang time” together. […]