2010-02-25 E-Edition

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Shedding light on the problem

I live along the Calabasas Country Club golf course, and in the past many months there are often chilling screams coming from the valley of the golf course of coyotes killing dogs. It is a sound that makes the hair on your back stand up, but it is also a sound that you just can’t do anything about. I own […]

Calmont student recalls expedition

Today I am on a Calmont School whale-watching field trip off Ventura. I am on a boat traveling at 20 knots. We are passing by a group of dolphins hunting baitfish. They group them together and push them to the top. Pelicans and sea lions often follow in order to find food. The dolphins organize themselves into “search squads,” and […]

‘Guys and Dolls’ puts 71 Lindero students to work

“Guys and Dolls” will be presented by students of Lindero Canyon Middle School on March 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sherr Forum Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Olivia DeLaurentis, an eighth-grader and one of 71 students in the production, will play the role of Sarah Brown, the head of a mission whose goal […]

Life starts at 70 for Westlake businesswoman

At 70, when many people her age might be enjoying retirement, one Westlake Village woman is running a business that she rebuilt after recovering from a life-threatening illness. Myrna Alpern sells the Book Buddy, a specially designed pillow that can hold a book or a laptop computer. She created the hands-free product for her elderly mother. “My mom had arthritis, […]

Reader has some food for thought

I am really distressed and aggravated at Ralphs here in Agoura. It seems that they are committed to forcing customers to check out their own groceries. Sometimes there are no checkers, only someone at self-checkout. I’m sure this is a cost-cutting measure so they can lay off some cashiers, but in this economy with the unemployment problems, you would think […]

Big drama on saving water

The Calabasas Library and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District present the National Theatre for Children’s production of “The Agua League and the Drought Dilemma” at 3 p.m. Sat., March 6 in the story time room of the children’s library, 200 Civic Center Way. The live theater performance is about water conservation. The event is free and for all ages. For […]

Last curtain call for LCMS drama director

Lindero Canyon Middle School’s performance of “Guys and Dolls” on March 3, 4 and 5 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will be director/choreographer Mayme Paul-Thompson’s 14th and final show for the school. Paul-Thompson said now that her youngest of four children will leave for college next year, she might move to Florida to be near her family. “It’s […]


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Reader doesn’t like new center

A shopping center is being constructed at Agoura Road and Lost Springs. Before, it was a rolling open expanse with one house or shack upon the grounds. The previous owner sold the property, which is their right. However, anybody that views the under-construction center will see a monstrosity that is ill-conceived, ill-designed and out of place when looking at the […]