2011-01-06

Ask the Arborist



Q: I was driving down Westlake Boulevard yesterday and noticed a large patch of bright yellow halfway up the trunk of the large oak tree at Triunfo Canyon Road. I have driven by that tree hundreds of times and I had never noticed this before, so out of curiosity I took a closer look. There are many layers of scallop […]

Zootopia introduces kids to the wonders of nature



Zootopia is a Ventura County nonprofit organization that provides wildlife and environmental education programs for children and families. Its goal is to inspire participants to make changes in their everyday lives that will lower their environmental footprint and result in less negative impact on the planet. The organization offers hands-on animal presentations that teach participants about the importance of each […]

Temple hosts anti-bullying workshop



Temple Adat Elohim invites the community to a free educational parenting program on bullying at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 12 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Michelle Princenthal will help parents learn how to use ancient Jewish values, such as humility and honor, as tools in their children’s lives. Complimentary babysitting is available with a reservation by […]

He’s against proposed changes in the Calabasas building code



As a resident, I find the wording of the temporary Calabasas building code draconian and terrifying. I hope that changes can be made before the code is fully adopted. As it stands, the code would theoretically permit the building department to order essential services to a house to be cut off on account of changing a light switch or basin […]

On the lookout for danger



Singing Sinatra



Robert Davi will perform “Davi Sings Sinatra: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, the Great American Songbook and America” accompanied by a 55-piece orchestra at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 15 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Davi has appeared in dozens of films. Davi is a trained operatic singer and recently developed […]

St. Max helps St. Mike’s



FOR THE RECORD



The Acorn reported last week that “one (Calabasas) family was evicted when their property was found to have multiple building code violations.” The city conducted a code violation inspection and shut off the family’s water until conditions were fixed, but did not evict the family per se.

Basketball league now registering



Registration is underway for the Junior NBA Basketball League for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes for children ages 3 to 14. Participants can register online at www.bgcconejo.org or during a free evaluation clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 9 at Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 2100 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. […]

First phase renovation complete at Lindero Canyon Middle School

32 remodeled classrooms

Lindero Canyon Middle School students left their temporary classrooms behind Jan. 3 and began the day’s lessons in what is essentially a new school. The first phase of the $32-million school expansion and renovation project at the Agoura Hills campus came in “on time and under budget” Las Virgenes officials said, and with more bells and whistles than previously envisioned. […]


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