2011-08-11 E-Edition

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Prop. 36: Doomed to fail

The failure of Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000, serves as proof that voters share at least some of the blame for the state’s fiscal crisis. California’s referendum process—although heralded by some for keeping power in the hands of the people—is broken and becoming increasingly abused. In addition to being a tool for special interests […]

Author helps readers tap into their life stories

At 87 years old, Louise Cabral of Agoura Hills has more energy than some people half her age. Perhaps Cabral’s exercise regimen is what keeps her young, but Cabral thinks youth has more to do with what’s inside her head. And there’s plenty going on there, as evidenced by the seven books she has written and her quest to help […]

Tribute to Elton John in Calabasas

The Calabasas 2011 summer series of Sun Sets performances will present Elton: The Early Years on Sun., Aug. 14, and Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries on Sun., Aug. 28 at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are free to the public. Light snacks will be sold. Picnics are welcome. Seating […]

Kids sell lemonade, baked goods to fund research for juvenile diabetes

Alexandra Shapiro recently held a Lemonade for a Cure stand in Agoura Hills to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as part of her mitzvah project. With the help from her friends and sister, the girls sold lemonade, fresh-baked goods and friendship bracelets that they made. Alexandra, a 12- year- old eighth-grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School, has […]


Fine dining raises funds for fine art

Members of the Angels of the Alliance got in touch with their inner gourmet on Sunday at a $100-a-plate “Chef’s Table” dinner party benefiting Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s children’s programming. Held at Chef Fabio Viviani’s Cafe Firenze restaurant in Moorpark, more than 75 people attended the event. Rocking the Italian menu created by Viviani, who was a 2009 finalist […]

Cabaret presents jazz, swing, show tunes

The Spotlight the Arts Foundation will present the third annual “Standards Under The Stars,” a summer cabaret of jazz, swing and Broadway hits, at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Aug. 12 and 13 at the Calabasas Civic Amphitheater behind the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. The show will provide a wide variety of musical numbers from “Fly Me To […]

Healthy skin in Westlake

Need to enforce no-texting law

Re: “Cyclists afraid of drivers who text.” I’ve encountered many times the reckless drivers who are talking or texting on their cellphones while driving on the street or on the freeway. Unfortunately, I never saw the police or deputies around to pull over those drivers. I did find one deputy parked under some nice shade on a side street intersection […]