2010-10-14 E-Edition

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At the Library

The Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way will host the following free events. For more information, call at (818) 225-7616 or e-mail Karilyn Steward, librarian, at ksteward@cityofcalabasas .com. •An informational meeting for a new book club for children in second and third grades will be at 2 p.m. Wed., Oct. 20. •The movie discussion group will meet at 6 […]

Live from the Conejo Valley

T.O. Acorn editor embarks on a new adventure‚ÄĒretirement

My first official day of retirement was Sat., Sept. 25, and I’ll always remember it—at least for five minutes—because it was hotter than Hades. I should know. I was helping my Kiwanis friends fix hot dogs for Coastal Cleanup Day at Borchard Park. It was already uncomfortable at 8 in the morning. The next two days were even worse. On […]

Crazy machines roll in kinetic sculpture race

The 13th annual Southern California Kinetic Sculpture Race will start at 10:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 23 at the Ventura Harbor, Schooner Drive and Anchors Way Drive, Ventura. This is a free family event featuring people-powered works of art built to travel over an all-terrain course with challenges such as the harbor water launch, crossing a sand mound, figure-eight race track, […]

Expansion of the Chabad gets new life

Ventura County officials postponed a decision on the Oak Park Chabad expansion Tuesday in order to investigate a charge that the county violated a federal religious land use law when it earlier denied the synagogue’s request to expand its occupancy. In July, county planning commissioners turned back an effort by the neighborhood Chabad to increase occupancy from 70 to 145 […]

Another application season begins

College application season has officially begun, and there are some developments that could impact your college choices. Last year, uncertainty among colleges about how the economy would affect their yield—the number of accepted students who actually enroll—led some schools to accept more students. But despite, or perhaps because of, the struggling economy, some of those schools are now dealing with […]

Tri-Valley standings

Westlake celebration offers family fun

New activity this year is evening 5K run

The eighth annual Westlake Village City Celebration will start at 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23. All events will take place at the city Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. The early new afternoon and evening times will allow for new events this year including a twilight 5K and finale concert. •The event kicks off with a free magic […]

Haunted house opens at Janss

The “Reign of Terror” Haunted House, ranked as one of the best top 10 haunted houses in the U.S., returns for nine nights to the Janss Marketplace, 215 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 15, 22, 24, 28 and 29 and from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 16, 23, 30 and 31. The entrance […]

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