2010-12-09

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Holiday program to feature comedian



The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills will present a holiday program featuring comedian Robert G. Lee from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 22 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Lee has been one of Hollywood’s top warm-up comics for almost two decades. He is a veteran of more than 1,000 episodes of such shows […]

Conejo Ballet dances ‘Nutcracker’



The Conejo Civic Ballet Company will present its annual “Nutcracker” ballet at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12 in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. This year’s production features choreography patterned after the traditional Bolshoi version but with new twists. Staging is by Enton Hexha and Maria Tikhomirova-Hoxha. Tickets are $19, $29 and $34 […]

Hospital, union in accord



Strike avoided as hospital workers reach deal 2010-12-09 / Front Page Union members will vote on agreement soon By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks reached a tenative agreement last weekend with its 540 non-nursing union employees over issues of wages and benefits. A United Healthcare Workers strike scheduled for Dec. 3 was postponed, […]

Think before adopting a pet for the holidays



One way to celebrate the holidays is to help a furry friend in need. For those thinking of adopting a pet, animal shelters are a fantastic option. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reminds potential pet owners that adopting and caring for a companion animal goes far beyond providing food, water and shelter— it’s a lifelong […]

Retired engineer creates clever robots



As a boy, Bob Armstrong took pleasure in building model cars and airplanes. He never knew that one day he would be able to build sophisticated robots using micro transistors that can store heaps of data. Armstrong, a 79-year-old retired engineer who enjoyed a long career in the computer industry, never lost his love for all things mechanical. During a […]

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A new dose of reality for ‘bling ring’ thief



Authorities arrested “bling ring” thief Alexis Neiers at her Westlake Village home Dec. 1 for violating probation in connection with her part in the well publicized break-ins last year at the homes of Hollywood stars Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom. While making a compliance check at Neiers’ home in the 5400 block of West View Court last week, […]


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