2010-09-09

“The American”



“The American” is an arthouse film about a somber hit man hiding in the Italian countryside. It’s very much like what 2008’s “In Bruges” wanted to be, before it turned into a bloodbath. “The American” may be far less bloody, but it is a film about a hired killer, and if you’re looking for George Clooney the romantic lover or […]

Summer’s final fling in Calabasas



Panel to discuss autism services



The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will host an Autism Services Panel from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Wed., Sept. 22 at Tri-Counties Regional Center, 2401 Gonzales Road, Oxnard. The event will discuss various services which may be appropriate for a child with autism spectrum disorders. A panel of presenters will include a regional center clinical psychologist, special […]

For the record



Calabasas officials did not contact the Smith property owner in Stokes Canyon prior to inspecting the site in July for numerous alleged code violations. Last week’s article said they did. Following the inspection, the city ordered water and power to the parcel to be shut down.

Humane Society hosts fundraiser



The Humane Society of Ventura County will have its fourth annual fundraiser, “Cats in the Canyon and Hounds in the Hollow,” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 12 at Boccali’s Restaurant, 3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit organization’s animal shelter in Ojai. The event will feature an Italian buffet and music by the Iron […]

Deal struck in field lab cleanup

Site only 3 miles from Oak Park

Negotiations took a turn for the better last week in the more than 30-year battle to rid the Santa Susana Field Laboratory of its chemical and radiological contamination. The state of California reached a tenative agreement with two of the three parties responsible for the pollution at the former rocket engine and nuclear test site in the hills above the […]

High School Hi-Lights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Sept. 10: Holiday-no school Sat., Sept. 11: ACT Mon., Sept. 13: Music boosters meeting/7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 15: Barnes & Noble Book Fair PFC meeting/9 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 16: Barnes & Noble Book Fair Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Sept. 10: Furlough day-no school Sat., Sept. 11: ACT/8 a.m. Comedy Sportz practice/1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 12: ASB golf-athon/11 a.m. […]

Oak Park pictures a community without graffiti



Oak Park officials are asking for help from residents to identify the people responsible for a recent rash of graffiti in the unincorporated Ventura County community. The latest vandalism spree mostly affected walls and structures on county and Rancho Simi park district land. “People see it but they don’t do anything. Then they call me three days later to get […]

Elton John band to honor Guy Babylon

Ben Babylon will perform song he wrote for his dad

An upcoming Elton John tribute show produced by the Rock Nation School in Agoura Hills will be as much a tribute to late band member Guy Babylon as to the Rocket Man himself. Three members of John’s band—lead guitarist and music director Davey Johnstone, drummer Nigel Olsson and percussionist John Mahon—will perform “Goodbye Superman,” a song written in Babylon ’s […]

Agoura lets Sam’s off the hook

No new laws for tobacco and pipe dealers

The Agoura Hills City Council will not pursue new, tougher laws regulating tobacco retailers, despite complaints earlier this year from residents who felt Sam’s Tobacco, Cigar and Hookah shop at Lake Lindero Drive was more like a “head shop” than a tobacco store. Head shops sell drug paraphernalia. Residents objected to the store because it’s in a residential neighborhood and […]


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