2009-11-19

“2012” and “Pirate Radio”



“2012” The comparisons, of course, are inevitable. Roland Emmerich directed “Independence Day,” one of sci-fi’s best guilty little pleasures, 15 years ago. Humanity survived that one by the skin of its teeth. The director’s “The Day After Tomorrow” came a decade later and, once again, we jumped into our thermal undies and made it by the skin of our teeth. […]

Reagan Library opens annual Christmas Around the World exhibit



The Reagan Library will present its annual Christmas Around the World exhibit through Jan. 10 at the museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The display will feature 27 decorated trees representing the 26 countries that President Reagan visited while in office, celebrating each country’s holiday traditions, as well as a White House tree. The decorations include the festive colors of […]

Docents lead hike at Malibu Creek



A leisurely paced docent-led hike will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Sun., Nov. 22 at Malibu Creek State Park. Guests will explore the park and rock pools and learn about the natural inhabitants and the park’s movie history. The hike is free. Guests will meet at the lower parking lot. For more information, go to www.malibucreekdocents.org.

Westlake, Oaks Christian primed for postseason success

Football playoffs begin Friday

Are you ready for some postseason football? The playoffs have arrived for high school teams across the Southland. “It’s a new season,” Moorpark head coach Tim Lins said. Here is a look at Friday’s local playoff matches by division: Northern Division The most anticipated firstround brouhaha will be a rematch between top-seeded Valencia (10-0) and Thousand Oaks (5-5), the fourth-place […]

Flu clinic very smoothly run



My family just got back from the Calabasas flu vaccination clinic, and I have to say it was one of the most professionally and organized events I have ever been to. Not only was the staff (most of them volunteers) friendly and courteous, but they all seemed to know what should be done and how it should be done. We […]

Lindquist joins club board



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes recently added Scott Lindquist to its board of governors. Lindquist, a certified public accountant, is executive vice president, chief financial officer and member of the board of directors of Farmers Insurance Group. His responsibilities include planning and performance management, treasury operations, actuarial, tax, investments, facilities and financial accounting, reporting, operations […]

Nate ’n Al deli opens T.O. branch



Nate ‘n Al, the well known Beverly Hills deli, opened a second location this week at The Lakes, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Nate ‘n Al opened its doors in 1945 and became a favorite for stars, directors, producers, writers, studio heads and agents. The deli is particularly known for its rye bread which is baked fresh daily […]

Keeping a live Christmas tree healthy and green during holidays



With proper care, a live Christmas tree will stay green and healthy throughout the holidays, minimizing cleanup and maximizing the joy of the season. Here are a few tips: Keeping it green •Make a fresh cut on the bottom of the tree to open up the pores, which have been clogged by sap. Cut off at least one-half inch. Without […]

Vendors think green



AWARENESS— A landscape designer, left, discusses how to save water with Thousand Oaks resident Dian Eto during the Nov. 15 Water Conservation Symposium at the Agoura/ Calabasas Community Center.

Substitute teacher for CVUSD making his mark in mixed martial arts



Most people take one look at Joseph Henle and think, “I don’t want to run into that guy in a dark alley.” Henle has wild, dark hair like Samson in his prime. He has a thick beard, muscles and tattoos. When he fights, the Thousand Oaks resident sometimes wears contacts that turn his eyes pure white, or he wears a […]


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