2010-08-19 E-Edition

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Master Chorale announces 2010-11 season

Los Robles Master Chorale artistic director Lesley Leighton recently announced the chorale’s 2010-11 season. Six concert programs will feature an array of choral music as well as traditional holiday fare. The season will also highlight the music of John Rutter, a leading composer of choral music. The season begins Sun., Nov. 14 and 21 with performances by the Consort Singers, […]

Wet and wild in the month of August

Kept in the dark about cell towers

In my research against the placement of two T-Mobile cell towers up on Adamsville Avenue, I have discovered a large and busy mushroom farm. There are two very important things that go into growing mushrooms: First, you must keep the environment dark and murky. No light of day can illuminate the growing process. Second, if you want big mushrooms, you […]

Westlake birthday woman happy to be down in the dump

Passionate environmentalist celebrates amid landfill

 Women of a certain age sometimes shy away from celebrating birthdays in their later years, but not Dr. Linda Organ, a founding member of the Discovery Center for Science and Technology in Thousand Oaks.  The Discovery Center brings science to life for students throughout the region. Organ turned 65 on July 28 and used her birthday as a way to […]

Pearl Harbor music festival seeks musicians

Composer and music arranger Ed Lojeski and Los Angeles area conductors Bill Benson (orchestra) and Donna Young (youth choirs) are collaborating to produce a music festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 30 through July 5, 2011, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The festival, titled “A Salute to Valor,” will feature performance opportunities at the […]

Annexation in Calabasas meets with resistance

‘Keep the city’s hands out of our neighborhood’

A proposal to extend Calabasas city boundaries southward has triggered concerns from a group of Los Angeles County residents who say the annexation would threaten the rural character of their community. About a dozen Stokes Canyon and Monte Nido property owners attended a City Council meeting Aug. 11 to contest the annexation. “Calabasas is quit urban and we don’t think […]

Learn from history

I suggest another view regarding the incarceration of Japanese Americans into concentration camps during WWII, because without trial and without due process, the United States government locked up nearly all of those citizens and longtime residents who were of Japanese descent. Hysteria led policymakers and media to action, which resulted in many Americans of Japanese decent to be incarcerated into […]

Public employee ethics—where are they?

The timing couldn’t have been worse. Coming on the heels of the Bell city manager pay scandal, the chief executive for the city of Agoura Hills, Greg Ramirez, decides to hire a city employee to perform landscaping work on his personal residence. Bad timing, bad judgment. It’s not that Ramirez, who makes $189,000 a year, was necessarily trying to skim […]

Plans for DeAnza aquatics center sunk

Calabasas officials have decided not to build a large aquatics center on the west side of town. Some residents who live near the proposed site at Juan Bautista De Anza Park strongly opposed the water park. City Manager Tony Coroalles said a majority of the 60 people who attended a planning commission hearing about the pool earlier in the year […]