2009-12-24

Library invites community to a holiday tea



Am I nuts?



At a recent meeting with my publishers at the Acorn , a column on acorn recipes was suggested. With the utmost confidence, I said, “Oh, for sure, that would be fun!” I even tossed my head back just a little, adding to the aura of my culinary competence. When I got home, I jumped online and googled “acorn recipes.” Bingo! […]

The Courtyard in holiday spirit



Visitors wandered through The Courtyard at the Commons in Calabasas last weekend, mingling with Santa Claus and singing holiday tunes as more than 20 businesses hosted a holiday festival at the shopping center. The Courtyard at the Commons retail center is across the street from The Commons at Calabasas Road and Park Granada. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. […]

Warrior girls eager to finish decade of dominance on a winning note

Soccer team’s depth the key to overcoming injuries to impact players

The Warriors have been a dominant force this decade. Westlake High’s girls’ soccer team has won five Marmonte League titles and finished second in league three other times under 10-year head coach Frank Marino. The Warriors won a CIFSouthern Section Division II championship in 2003. Westlake has another strong team this season. “We’re pretty balanced,” Marino said. “We graduated only […]

Oak Park water rate increase put on hold

Customers say their bills have more than doubled

Oak Park Water’s proposed 22 percent rate hike has been postponed, for now. At its December meeting, Triunfo Sanitation District board members agreed to defer a vote on the rate hike at least until January. The district owns Oak Park Water, the community’s potable water provider. Vice Chair Mike Paule suggested re-examining a rate study completed last summer that used […]

Cabrillo Theater dreaming of Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’



Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the Irving Berlin musical “White Christmas” for seven performances from Dec. 26 through 29 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Showtimes are 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 26; 2 and 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 27; 2 p.m. Mon., Dec. 28, and 2 and 7 […]

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



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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 […]


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