2009-11-25 E-Edition

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Pet of the Week

PURRFECT PAL— Patches, a female 11-year-old calico domestic longhair cat, is homeless after her owner died. Patches can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Patches home, ask for ID No. A4057374. Sometimes pets have already been adopted, so call (818) 991-0071 first or visit www .animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

Car show runs out of gas

The popular and long-running Sunday car show at the El Camino Shopping Center in Woodland Hills has screeched to a halt and is being shut down due to a complaint that the event was taking up too much parking space. For the past six years the show has been held in the parking lot on Mulholland Drive near Old Town […]

Eat out on Thanksgiving Day

Fiamme Restaurant and Bar will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 26, to serve a traditional dine-in family-style Thanksgiving five-course meal. The Thanksgiving Day menu will offer appetizers, salads, ravioli pasta, turkey with stuffing and gravy or baked ham with a pineapple and cherry glaze, and choice of pumpkin pie, cherry pie or homemade tiramisu. Entrees […]

Bistro gathers toys for needy

Wolfgang Puck Bistro is collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes, whose members will then distribute the toys to local children in need. The toys will be collected through Dec. 18. The club will also receive a financial donation equal to 10 percent of meal total from each diner who donates a […]


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Children enjoy a ride for the day

TRAIL MIX— Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship student Rasa Papaskas mounts her pony, Lusko, with a little help from instructor Danielle Patton before heading out during the Ride On Trailfest 2009 at Paramount Ranch on Saturday morning. As each group returned from riding the trails, they were treated to a free lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers cooked by the Thousand […]

Retail’s biggest day is this Friday

COLORFUL EVENING— Anna Baldaras, a 5-year-old from Westlake Village, doesn’t miss the lighting last weekend of the 65-foot tree at The Promenade. Nov. 27 is “Black Friday,” the official start of the holiday retail season and according to the National Retail Federation, U.S. consumers plan to spend an average of $683 on holiday-related shopping, a 3.2 percent drop from last […]

Schools vie for out-of-district students

Las Virgenes, like Oak Park, rolls out the welcome mat

School officials who are feeling the repercussions of California’s strapped budget are looking into attracting out-of-district students to their schools as a way to add money to their coffers. Calabasas High School volunteers Mathy Wasserman and Penny Salomon started conducting tours of the school last week and will continue the program on Fridays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 in an […]

Artists reflect on the scenery around us

GREAT OUTDOORS— Pat Ryan, president of Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, works on a watercolor during the group’s November Paint-Out at Peter Strauss Ranch last Saturday. The group gathers each month at a different location in the local mountains or beaches to collaborate, critique and paint the scenery.