2011-09-08

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Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 200 in damage to property in the 30400 block of Caspian Court Aug. 29. Someone tried to use a forged check to purchase goods at Ralphs in the 5700 block of Kanan Road Aug. 30. A thief stole a key set and bank cards from Padri’s restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road […]

Volunteers needed for coastal cleanup



Environmental group Heal the Bay will host the world’s biggest single-day volunteer event, the 22nd annual Coastal Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 17. As part of a global effort, thousands of Southern California residents will remove harmful and unsightly trash and debris from more than 60 coastal and inland sites, an area that spans close to […]

Free workshop to train ESL tutors



Laubach Literacy of Ventura County will offer a free workshop to train volunteers as English as a Second Language tutors of adults. The workshop will take place on two Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the Veteran’s Residence in Ventura. The workshops will train tutors to teach reading, […]

Fundraiser to support arts in Calabasas



Spotlight The Arts, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting the arts in Calabasas and surrounding communities, will present pianist/composer Aaron Meyer and his band at 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 10 at the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. The evening of contemporary instrumental music features an 11-piece ensemble. The musicians’ credits include work on more than 100 motion picture […]

New bakery at The Commons



Belgian bakery and café Le Pain Quotidien, known for its boulangerie fare including organic breads and beverages, opens this month at The Commons in Calabasas. The 145-seat restaurant will include space on the patio next to the shopping center’s central fountain. Le Pain Quotidien— pronounced luh paN koh-ti-dyaN (the daily bread)—was founded in Brussels in 1990 by chef Alain Coumont, […]

Body found near hiking trail



The body of a 45-year-old Lancaster man was found Sept. 4 near a hiking trail by Old Topanga Canyon and Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. Following up a report from a hiker who saw the body, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the remains of Homer Wiggins Jr. at about 4 p.m. last Sunday. Wiggins’ body had no visible signs of […]

Summer is over

A Dash of Youth


A friend once asked me, “How many oaks are there in Thousand Oaks?” To which I affectionately replied, “You are an idiot. It’s in the name.” We placed a bet on the number, and it turns out that there are more than one thousand oaks in Thousand Oaks. I may have lost 25 cents that day, but it was nice […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Tues., Sept. 13: College-bound senior workshop/7:50 a.m. Wed., Sept. 14: PFC meeting/9 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Sept. 9: Pep rally/11:10 a.m. Fall play auditions/3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 10: ACT/8 a.m. NHS tutoring/8:30 a.m. Tues., Sept. 13: Senior meeting college application training on Naviance for last name Hi through Ma/7:50 a.m. Wed., Sept. 14: Club rush Senior meeting-college application […]

Artists to give demos at Ventura Harbor

Event features ceramics, painting

Ventura Harbor Village will host a special Art Night in the Harbor from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 15 with the theme “Sea Fantasies.” Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery will feature ceramic artist Christine Watte demonstrating the process of handbuilding clay fish. Yvette Franklin will use the potter’s wheel. Harbor Village Gallery will feature a demonstration by Nancy Hodge […]


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