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 […]

CSUCI Choir holds auditions

The California State University Channel Islands Choir will have open auditions for community members on Sat. and Mon., Jan. 9 and 11 on the campus in Camarillo. The first concert of the 2010 season will be a performance with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra singing J. Brahms’ “Nänie,” Op. 82 and Schicksalslied, Op. 54 and Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna.” To […]

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Oak Park welcomes new recreation leader

Martin Gomez wants to make the Oak Park Community Center grow. As the new recreation specialist replacing Jo Lassak, the longtime park specialist who retired last spring, Gomez is overseeing adult sports leagues, teen programs, facility rentals and special interest classes at the Oak Park center. Since starting the job about two months ago he has arranged a number of […]

Homeschoolers present ‘Twelfth Night’

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