2010-12-23 E-Edition

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This holiday season, put your gadgets down and pick your heads up

As the holiday season begins to wind down, many of us are giddy over the prospect of receiving the latest, coolest electronic gadget underneath the tree. The lucky ones have already received their high-tech gifts for Hanukkah. We all love presents that come from the heart, but let’s face it, most of us prefer getting the newest smart phone, flat-screen […]

In a Nutshell

Ed Ball, Steven Bavin, Cim Castellon, Priscilla Kromnick and Craig Morton were named the inaugural members of the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council. They were appointed to “fulfill the community’s vision” for arts and culture. In the coming year, a city cultural arts society also will be created.

Animal shelter donation drive helps homeless pets

The Agoura Animal Shelter was the beneficiary of a recent Adopt a Pet Day at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills. At the Dec. 11 event, two pets were adopted and enough food and blankets were donated to fill a truck. Contributions for the Animal Shelter are still accepted and can be dropped off at Emporium Garden & Gifts at […]

“Black Swan”

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey Rated: R (for disturbing images, drug use, brief violence, adult language) Running time: 108 minutes Best suited for: Aronofsky and Portman fans Least suited for: the psychothriller perfectionist For the first hour or so, Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” plays out as a taut and flawless psychological thriller. Natalie Portman brilliantly inhabits […]


City shows plans for Lost Hills bridge

Residents gave their input last week on a proposed $25- million improvement job for the Lost Hills freeway interchange in Calabasas. The work will involve widening the Lost Hills Road freeway overpass to five lanes, improving the on- and off-ramps and redesigning pedestrian pathways for enhanced safety. A new bridge will be erected to replace the existing structure, which is […]

Seminar to introduce race horse ownership

Industry professionals will discuss basic topics

Thoroughbred Owners of California will offer a free seminar, “Ownership 101–An Introduction to Racehorse Ownership” at 8:30 a.m. Sat., Jan. 22 at Top O’ The Stretch just past Clockers’ Corner at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. The introductory course will explain the basics of acquiring a racehorse, choosing a trainer, and costs of ownership. A panel of […]

Two objects of desire

I have a confession. I cannot deny it any longer; I am torn between two objects of desire. Though in theory they are presumed to be the same, they are in fact, oh so scrumptiously different. I think about each of them, crave sitting down with them, separately of course. And though it may seem fickle that I cannot choose, […]

Can have plastic bag awareness without being told

An article last week discussed Sacramento’s failure to pass a law banning plastic grocery bags. Do we really need a law? Can’t we do it ourselves? For the past decade my wife and I have used our cloth bags at grocery and other stores. I’ve only seen two other people use cloth bags in the past 10 years. Recent surveys […]

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