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 […]


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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 […]