2009-12-24 E-Edition

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Cider tastes sweet after a big victory

A Christmas gift for taxpayers – low interest rates

Bond market ends year on a favorable note

The Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District are refinancing and reissuing bonds at a lower interest rate in the hopes of cashing in on a savings for taxpayers. On Dec. 7, the school district issued $43 million in Measure G general obligation bonds one year earlier than planned in order to take advantage of […]

Shanghai circus coming to T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present the New Shanghai Circus at 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 8 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The company comprises 30 gymnasts and acrobats from China. The show is an orchestrated presentation of Chinese circus acts dating back to harvest festivals of 2,000 […]


THURS., DEC. 24   Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration 3 to 9 p.m. at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Doors open 2 p.m. Continuous and diverse seasonal music, dance of different cultures. More than 40 local groups. Free admission and parking. Patrons can come and go throughout the performance. Phone: 213.972.3099 Contact: Lucy Web: www .HolidayCelebration.org […]

Student drawings chosen for 2010 Calabasas recycling calendar

The Calabasas Environmental Commission hosted an award ceremony for the 13 winners of the 2009 Recycling Drawing Contest and their families on Dec. 1 at City Hall. The winning drawings were framed and on display. The students shared their own recycling habits, including food waste recycling, the theme of this year’s contest. Several discussed the importance of recycling as a […]

Horse owners abandoning their animals because of recession

Due to the downturn in the economy and an inability to pay for care and boarding, people are abandoning their horses in the hopes that others will care for them. Equine rescue centers and other nonprofit groups dedicated to finding homes for unwanted or neglected horses have been inundated with unwanted and severely neglected or abused horses. In just one […]


I have seen the future of cinema, and it is “Avatar.” Brace yourself, people, The Movie Nut is about to gush. Director James Cameron (“Aliens,” “Terminator 2,” “Titanic”) has spent much of the last decade focused on this secrecyshrouded epic. For 10 years the clock ticked as the notoriously fussy Cameron awaited technology to catch up with his visualization of […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole two laptop computers from a car parked in the 5100 block of Chesebro Road Dec. 2. The value of the loss was estimated at $1,300. Someone stole signs belonging to the Malibou Lake Mountain Club Dec. 8. Vandals caused an undisclosed amount of damage to a car parked on Easterly Road near Agoura High School […]

Hats off to close-knit customers at Thousand Oaks’ Eva’s Needlework

For the past several months, a group of 15 women have gathered at Eva’s Needlework in Thousand Oaks with a special mission in mind. They’ve used their needle-working skills to knit more than 100 soft, warm hats for the seriously ill patients of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. The project was the brainchild of Susan Blitz of Westlake Village, a longtime […]

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