2009-12-03 E-Edition

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Pet of the Week

SO FINE— Sandy is a female 13-year-old tan and white Terrier mix. Her owner can no longer afford to keep her. Sandy can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. Ask for ID No. A4051632. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so call (818) 991-0071or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

Winter wonderland at The Lakes

COOL MOVES— David Ravo of Calabasas helps his nephew Nick, 5, navigate The Lakes ice rink in Thousand Oaks last Saturday afternoon. The rink will be open through January 18. For information, visit www.shoplakes.com/icerink.

‘The Nutcracker’ comes to T.O.

The Conejo Civic Ballet Company will present “The Nutcracker” at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 13 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Tickets are $24 to $34 and are available at the box office or Ticketmaster. For information, call (805) 495-7940 or visit www.balletarts.org.

Read to a therapy dog

Children in kindergarten through third grade can read to a dog Sat., Dec. 12 at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. Registration starts at 11 a.m., and the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Each child will have 15 minutes to read to a therapy dog that has been trained through Paws 4 Healing. For more […]

Holiday mixer

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 3, at Country Inn & Suites, 23627 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Toy donations will be collected for Spark of Love, but gifts are not required to attend. The Chamber also will host a networking breakfast from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 10 at […]

Foster homes needed for dogs

Big Paws 4 A Cause is helping to find homes for dogs during the Christmas holidays, as part of a nationwide program sponsored by Petfinder.com. The campaign promotion began in November with a special Hallmark Hall of Fame movie on CBS television, “A Dog Named Christmas.”   The goal of the program is to find foster homes throughout the country and […]

Cheers to the Chargers

HIP HIP HOORAY— The Agoura High School Charger Girls, Varsity Blue Team Cheer, give a rousing show as they qualify for the Universal Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals. The team will head to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. in February for the nationwide competition. Eileen McGrew is the team’s teacher/coach and Vicki Koch is the advisor. The Charger Girls […]

Boats light up for harbor parade

Channel Islands Harbor kicks off the holidays with its 44th annual holiday Parade of Lights from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 12 at Fishermans Warf in Oxnard, with a parade of decorated boats on the water at 7 p.m. Children can play in 36 tons of snow falling at the north end of Harborview Park, off Harbor Boulevard […]

Serving in Uniform

•Army Staff Sgt. Jonathon R. Ward has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base in Iraqi. Ward, an information technology specialist with the 425th Civil Affairs Battalion in Encino, has eight years of military service. He graduated in 2000 from Oak Park High School. •Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Killian P. Doheney graduated […]