2011-04-14 E-Edition

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Don’t let poachers off the hook

Thank you for your impartial article on the Catch and Release Fishing Program for our lake, outlining both sides of the issue. We have lived in Calabasas for the last 20 years, the last 15 of which have been on the lake. One of the prime motivators for our family moving to the lake was the ability to have quality […]

Volunteers needed to repair trails

The 30th annual Santa Monica Mountains Trail Days 2011 is scheduled Fri. through Sun., April 29 to May 1 in Pt. Mugu State Park. Volunteers will trim bushes and repair trail erosion. A free Saturday evening barbecue will be offered to all volunteers. Trail work experience is not required. Volunteers may choose to work on a special crew to restore […]

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Spring never fails to remind me of one of my favorite books, “Chocolat.” The 1999 novel by Joanne Harris tells the story of a woman named Vianne Rocher who, with an innate cooking talent, sets an old dream into action and opens a chocolaterie in the small French town of Lansquenet. Taking place during the Lenten season, “ Chocolat” details […]

Openings available for YMCA spring camps

There’s still time to sign up for YMCA spring camps. Both camps are for students in grades K-8 and coincide with school spring break. The Triunfo YMCA will have its camp from April 18 through 22 at the YMCA childcare facilities at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The Conejo Valley YMCA will have its spring break camp […]

Church carnival in T.O.

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will host a free spring carnival for the community from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 30 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. There will be food, games, prizes, anobstacle course, bounce house and crafts. Attendees are invited to bring canned goods for Manna food bank. The event is free. For more information, call […]

Follow the rules

I am responding to the article in your April 7 edition that is titled “Opponents tangle in fight over lake fishing.” We are not tangled. The “opposition is just confused and uninformed.” There are uninvited trespassers that fish the lake at times when the guards are not on duty and there is no one to confront these interlopers and send […]

The legendary red fox of the headlands

Winds alternately caress or pummel the Point Dume Headlands that rise above Big Dume Cove, creating unstable sand drifts. Nature’s treachery lurks in even so idyllic a setting as this, and that’s why safety fencing was erected, to deter the foolish . . . Finding a section of old wire fence unraveled, a foolhardy would-be naturalist crept with tremulous footfalls […]

‘The Producers,’ a hoot

Play review

“The Producers,” Cabrillo Music Theatre’s spring musical, is writer/comedian Mel Brooks’s stage adaptation of his cult 1968 film masterpiece, which starred Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. The 2001 stage version won an unprecedented 12 Tonys. The show’s premise is basic: Unscrupulous theater producer Max Bialystock (Michael Kostroff) discovers, with the help of nebbish accountant Leo Bloom (Larry Raben), that he […]

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