2011-03-31 E-Edition

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A very uncomfortable topic

An important community forum scheduled for tonight at Thousand Oaks High School will discuss a disturbing trend in the Conejo Valley: the rise of prescription drug and heroin use among young people. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. inside the school’s performing arts center. If you have a child under the age of 18 or are involved in any way […]

Map your neighborhood

The Calabasas Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness will teach residents about a new Map Your Neighborhood program at a public meeting today, March 31. This evening’s session is not a training class, but an overview of the mapping program, which encourages residents to formulate a neighborhood-wide plan on what to do in case of emergency. Today’s 6:30 p.m. […]

Shakespeare drama camp planned at Theatricum

Theatricum Botanicum will offer a summer Shakespeare Drama Camp in Topanga. Classes for youths age 4 to 18 will cover armed and unarmed stage combat, improvisation, voice, speech, movement, Elizabethan dance and music, character development, acting, stage up and text analysis. The camp will culminate in a live performance. Space is limited. Homeschooling credit and limited scholarships from the S. […]

Uncommon treatment for common problem

I was at a social gathering the other day and made a new friend, Robert. We exchanged some pleasantries, and he was surprised to actually meet a real live podiatrist. I was his first one. As expected, Robert didn’t ask the most frequently unasked question: “Why did you go into feet?” Instead he asked the most frequently asked question: “What […]


Community celebrates contributions of Calabasas Chamber of Commerce leader

Carol Washburn, longtime president and CEO of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, retired from her position on Feb. 28 and friends, associates and community leaders celebrated her achievements last week with a farewell luncheon at the Calabasas Country Club. Mayor James Bozajian credits Washburn for the Chamber’s success in the business community. “She’s brought a lot of credibility to the […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., April 1: Talent show/G building/7 p.m. Tues., April 5: Late start day Reno jazz showcase/J-3/6 p.m. Wed., April 6: Every 15 minutes Thurs., April 7: Every 15 minutes   Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 1: End of third quarter Savannah Music Festival Powder Puff game/11:45 a.m. NHS meeting/12:05 p.m. Sat., April 2: NHS tutoring/8:30 a.m. Mon., April 4: […]

Steps to safer senior living

During an emergency, many live-at-home aging seniors face mobility, cognitive, sight, or hearing issues making them less able to act fast and fend for themselves. How many aging seniors can run out of a house in less than a minute, dash down a flight of stairs, or drive quickly to a safe location in an unforeseen natural disaster? Often aging […]

Some slack during the race, please

I just wanted to comment on Great Race. This event gets larger and better every year. However, there is one thing that gets me just about every year and that is the ticketing and towing of vehicles from the very neighborhoods most affected by the race. If you can have loud music starting at 5.30 a.m., then surely you could […]