2010-11-25 E-Edition

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Film screening at Mariposa

Mariposa Elementary School of Global Education will host the screening of “Race to Nowhere” at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 2 at the school, 650 N. Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. The film is a documentary directed by Vicki Abeles about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a culture obsessed with competition and achievement. Tickets are $10 in […]

Neighborhood for Learning hosts pajama drive

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning is sponsoring a pajama drive in collaboration with Pajama Program and Scholastic Books. New pajamas can be delivered between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 3 to the Neighborhood City Center, 110 S. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. For every pair of new pajamas donated, Scholastic Books will donate a book. Books and pajamas will […]

Vicki Lawrence, Mama star in two-woman comedy show

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents “Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show” at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 in the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence was part of the cast of “The Carol Burnett Show.” In the seventh season, Lawrence created her most endearing […]

Thanks for animal shelter donations

Over the past two weeks, my son has gone door-to-door around the neighborhoods in Agoura Hills to ask for donations in the form of old towels and blankets to help the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter. I write to laud my son’s efforts, but just as importantly, I write to thank all our friends and neighbors who have offered such strong […]

Westlake rower will paddle for UC San Diego

Westlake High senior Rachel Reynolds has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of California, San Diego for the sport of rowing. Before she began rowing a year and a half ago, Reynolds played soccer, volleyball, softball and was on the swim team. Her rowing team is California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey. Reynolds travels to the […]

Oak Park High grads host annual Turkey Bowl in tribute to lost friend

In 2002 Oak Park High School graduates Matt Koller and Monte McNair kicked off a Thanksgiving Day tradition with a Turkey Bowl flag football game. The pre-meal game became an annual community event with a focus on giving. Koller said the first game was just a way for old friends to reconnect. The inaugural Turkey Bowl featured two teams made […]

‘Nutcracker’ dancer hails from Calabasas

Calabasas resident Felicia Guzman will dance the role of the Snow Queen in the Creations Dance Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” for one night only at 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 Spring St., in downtown L.A. The cast includes Amara Baptist as Clara, Alberto Hernandez as the Nutcracker, Jesus M. Rodriguez as Uncle […]

Horn of plenty

Turkey—braised, brined, basted or tofu? Potatoes—sweet, mashed or mashed sweet potatoes? Cranberries— jellied, whole, canned or fresh? Dessert—pie, of course, but which one: apple, pumpkin, pecan, maybe cheesecake? It’s Thanksgiving and the possibilities are endless. Every year I spend hours flipping through magazines, cookbooks and my tattered old recipe box reading recipes and deciding if I’m going to keep tradition […]

Setting the record straight on local water pollution

Your Nov. 4 article “Lawsuit alleging pollution by cities dropped” mischaracterizes and confuses three separate lawsuits related to stormwater pollution in the Los Angeles region. Most importantly, two federal lawsuits filed to protect the public from bacterial contamination at Los Angeles area beaches are ongoing. The state court case heard by Judge Yaffe was initiated in 2009 by Los Angeles […]

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