Cabrillo’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is ‘inspired’

Play Review

“Little Shop of Horrors,” Howard Ashman’s musical version of Roger Corman’s 1960 cult film classic, was an unlikely but welcome surprise when it invaded the off-Broadway circuit in 1982. The smash hit ran for well over 2,000 performances, won three awards for Best Musical, spawned a hit film version starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, and was the highest grossing […]


Navy Seaman Marcella J. West recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. West is a 2003 graduate of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village.

Agoura Hills Community Expo

Sat., May 8

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sumac Park, 6000 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. Promotes awareness of environment, public safety, health through interactive activities. Entertainment, bike rodeo, e-waste collection, document shredding, bike stunt shows, tide pools. Agoura Hills/Westlake Village/Las Virgenes Community Jazz Band performs. Phone: 818.597.7361 Contact: Agoura Hills Recreation Center Web: www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: 5/8/2010 THURS., MAY 6 […]

Mariposa wins environmental grant; wants title of America’s Favorite School

On the heels of winning a $15,000 environmental grant, Mariposa Elementary School of Global Learning in Agoura Hills is in the running to win an additional $20,000 for the school and the honor of being named “America’s Favorite School.” School officials and members of CAPTnS, the parent-faculty organization, have been campaigning for the school to win the competition sponsored by […]

Presidential politics not pretty

I have to admit that I have not always honored our presidents just because they were elected to the office, even when it was my candidate. But any honor is earned. Like a ballplayer, they will have to show us something before respect is bestowed on them. When less than 70 percent of the population participates in an election and […]

Workshop shows how to reuse laundry water

TheVenturaCo unty Building and Safety Division will host a series of how-to workshops for homeowners wantingtoco nverttheir clothes washers to simple irrigation systems. Gray-water from singlefamily residential clotheswashing machines can now be used to irrigate shrubs, flowers and trees with little else except some piping and good maintenance. The workshops will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Fri., May 7 […]

Musicians audition for Carpenter scholarship

The fourth annual Richard Carpenter Scholarship Competition will be Sun., May 16 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Nine middle and high school and college finalists will perform their music, competing in various categories for awards and scholarships as well as one top prize. Richard Carpenter and his daughters will perform […]

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Calabasas student wins National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of some 800 African American high school seniors who have won an award through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Evan Plotkin of Calabasas received a National Achievement NMSC Scholarship. He attends Calabasas High School. His probable career field is computer science.

Calabasas Lake access issue not easily resolved

The current Calabasas Lake issue would not exist if the city had not interfered in a dispute between a homeowner and his local association (CPHA). The homeowner thought he had a right to accesses the lake because he paid city taxes to maintain it. The CPHA said he did not because he refused to help pay their portion of lake […]

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