2010-05-27

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Spirit of Community Awards announced



The Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation (formerly the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Community Foundation) will honor local individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills at the eighth annual Spirit of Community Awards from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 4 at the Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura […]

What’s new on DVD



Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. Avatar-Two-Disc Blu-ray Combo (Fox)—James Cameron’s Oscar-winning (Art Direction, Cinematography and Visual Effects) sci-fiadventure, now the highest grossing film of all-time (more than $700 million, breaking the record also held by Cameron for “Titanic”) arrives for […]

Village Voices to perform



To celebrate its 40th year of singing and serving the community, the Village Voices Chorale will present “Love American Style” at a concert 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., June 4 and 5 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Plaza Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The chorale will perform a variety of love songs by American composers, including PDQ Bach, […]

Phone tag



I just received my phone bill from AT&T. It seemed a little high and I found two charges from previously unknown companies and an account settlement charging me $14.95 a month for services I didn’t request. I know this isn’t a lot of money but neither I nor my wife requested these services, total $29.90. One is for 411 assistance […]

Between lulls, Amgen Tour provides plenty of fireworks




The Amgen Tour of California came and went through the Conejo Valley. Between lulls of action, the world’s top cyclists glided past cheering fans. At the finish line on Townsgate Road in Thousand Oaks, the top riders stood on the podium and doused each other with champagne. The riders enjoyed the thrill of the race. George Hincapie called the California […]

Agoura boy earns Eagle Scout rank




Chris Weber, son of Agoura Hills City Councilmember Denis Weber, recently earned the rank of Eagle, the highest designation offered in the Boy Scouts of America. Chris, 18, is a junior at Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills. He has been a member of the Scouts since kindergarten. For the past seven years, Chris has belonged to Troop […]

Play Review

‘Stalag 17’ an edgy World War II drama


“Stalag 17” is best known for the 1953 motion picture version starring William Holden, who won an Academy Award for his performance. The Conejo Players Theatre recently concluded a twoweek run of the original play, written by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski, a taut, well-directed effort by James Cluster. The story takes place in a German prisoner-of-war camp during World […]

Cyclists roll in, red carpet rolls out

World watches Amgen Tour’s final stage


The Amgen Tour of California brought more than 100,000 spectators to the area last weekend to watch the final leg of a bicycle race that has been dubbed America’s own Tour de France. The international competition turned worldwide attention to the local scene and created a mini economic boom for the three cities that hosted the event—Agoura Hills, Westlake Village […]

Pet of the Week



FUNNY GIRL— Ellen, a 3-year-old tan-and-black female German shepherd mix, is a stray. Ellen can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Ellen home, ask for ID No. A4122274. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov.


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