2011-03-17 E-Edition

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New City Council member extends an olive branch

Running for a seat on our City Council has been such an enlightening, rewarding, and exhausting process, but now that the last votes have been counted and the yard signs have all been pulled up, I would like to take a moment to extend a few sincere words of thanks. Thank you to all the candidates— Fred Gaines, Bob Sibilia, […]

YMCA golf fundraiser March 28

The Conejo Valley YMCA, serving Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and the Santa Rosa Valley, will host an 18- hole golf fundraiser on Mon., March 28 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark. In addition to a round of golf, participants can take part in a putting challenge, longest drive contest, closest-to-the-pin challenge and hole-in-one contest. The cost is $175 […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., March 18: Theater III class/ Fullerton Drama Festival Spring pep rally/gym/10:05 a.m. ASB candidate meeting/L-4/12:25 p.m. Sat., March 19: VICE dance/G building/8 p.m. Mon., March 21: Counselors to Lindero Canyon Middle School Tues., March 22: Counselors to A.E. Wright Middle School Wed., March 23: Late start day Senior Servant meeting/A-1/12:25 p.m. Thurs., March 24: ASB election assembly/gym/8:40 […]

Spring ahead, fall back . . . really?

“Time is the reef upon which all our frail mystic ships are wrecked.” —Noel Coward, “Blithe Spirit” With daylight saving time just beginning, I’ve been thinking about how much of our lives are spent trying to manage and often manipulate something that doesn’t really exist. We invented time by placing numbers on a calendar and then by placing them on […]

Bittersweet victory

I had a feeling that my premature joy that both Barry Groveman and Dennis Washburn were stepping down voluntarily from Calabasas City Council was going to end up this way. I foolishly thought it was an early Christmas present. Once again the Eastside Calabasas commercial interests have installed Fred Gaines to take Groveman and Washburn’s place. And believe me he […]

Students make a deal with the devil in OPHS’s ‘Damn Yankees’

Performances set for this weekend

As winter turns to spring, thoughts turn to baseball, the game of eternal youth. Oak Park High School’s drama department is celebrating the upcoming baseball season with a production of “Damn Yankees,” the popular musical loosely based on Goethe’s “Faust” legend. In the show, a middle-aged fan of the old Washington Senators sells his soul to the devil in order […]

Learn about at Camp Kinneret

Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp will host an open house from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sun., March 20h and April 17 at the 40-acre site, 29646 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Families at the open house can take a tour and learn more about the program from the staff and directors. Camp Kinneret is in its 57th season of proving summer […]

St. Max prepares for Habitat fundraiser

Ministry builds fifth house

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church will host its annual fundraising dinner and silent auction for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., March 26 in O’Reilly Hall at the church, 5801 N. Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Opportunity drawing tickets are available at one ticket for $10, three for $25, seven for $50 and 15 for […]

Confusion over street signs

Because I work many hours at the Las Virgenes Starbucks, I park along Agoura Road to avoid “shopping cart” dings from the Albertson’s parking lot. One afternoon, I returned to my car and found the following handwritten note placed on my windshield: “This is truck parking, stupid.” Then I looked at the posted street sign that reads: NO PARKING ANYTIME […]

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