2011-08-04 E-Edition

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It’s a wrap on plastic bags

Light and disposable and relatively cheap, they’re undoubtedly a convenience. But plastic shopping bags also carry a bad rap. They litter the neighborhoods and clog storm drains and sewers. In a word, plastic bags are a mess and it’s probably a good thing the City of Calabasas tossed them aside. But one month into the city’s official ban on plastic […]

Going to jail for a good cause

Sheriff’s deputies spent the day on July 28 rounding up people from the community who volunteered to be “arrested” so they could “serve time” on behalf of those who are stricken with Muscular Dystrophy. This year’s lock-up at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas raised more than $18,000 for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Since 1950, MDA has […]

Chamber choir hosts auditions

Oaks Camerata invites experienced singers to audition for a limited number of positions. This is a chamber choir in the Conejo Valley, formerly known as the Oaks Chamber Singers. There are 25 to 30 members. The ability to read music is required for participation. Rehearsals are Monday evenings, beginning Aug. 22. The 2011-12 season will be the ensemble’s first under […]

Surfers get their shot at ‘The Base’

It’s on. The fourth annual surf contest at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu will be Sat. and Sun., Aug. 20 and 21. Approximately 150 surfers are expected to compete during the Quiksilver-sponsored event. The contest is free to attend. Opening ceremonies begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 20. There will be vendor booths and live music throughout the weekend. The […]


Father and son share final space shuttle launch

Neil Ticktin of Westlake Village and his son Jordan went on an adventure of a lifetime, and blogged about the historic event. Ticktin wrote an online journal on Facebook about his trip to Florida to witness the final launch of the space shuttle, Atlantis, which zoomed out of Kennedy Space Center for the last time on July 8. Ticktin’s blogging […]

Getting a head start on college applications

School will start soon, and for seniors who will be applying to college, the more they get done now, the less stress they will have throughout the fall. If you still need to visit colleges, late August could be a good time if the colleges are back in session before your school year begins. There are a number of changes […]

Bornstein blows by the field

Zack Bornstein won the USA Track and Field Region 15 decathlon qualifier by scoring 6,263 total points. Bornstein, a sophomore-to-be at Oaks Christian, achieved personalbest results in seven of 10 decathlon events. Bornstein outdistanced his nearest competitor by 1,000 points. Last week, he competed at the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in Wichita, Kan. In addition to track and field, […]

Cyclists afraid of drivers who text

As a active rider on the streets of Calabasas, I can say that most of the residents are very respectful of us cyclists. Along with a few of my other friends from the communities on Parkkway Calabasas, I bike around the streets up to Calabasas High and often all the way to Agoura and Westlake. But the editorial from last […]