2011-10-20

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Few retail choices for Agoura Hills



For almost 20 years I have loathed being in No Man’s Land when it comes to retail sources for the east side of Agoura Hills. My only choice has been to drive into the Valley or out to Thousand Oaks/ Newbury Park. My shopping must be well planned due to gas prices. I have been praying for a Target here […]

Tradition with chickens offensive to some




A truck full of chickens crammed in cages, some reportedly injured or diseased, caused a ruckus last week among business owners in the Reyes Adobe Plaza shopping center who believed the animals were being used for the ancient Jewish religious ceremony of Kapparot. Claudine Bernard, owner and chef of Café 14 in Agoura Hills, said two men left the trailer […]

Retirement community of the future



Recently, a Seattle-based hospitality company, One Eighty, announced plans to convert the former hospital site at 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village into a boutique-style retirement community. If Dan Madsen, CEO of One Eighty, is listening, here’s one boomer’s view of the retirement community of the future. Connect residents with the local community Trips to the farmers market […]

“The Thing”



Directed by: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen MPAA rating: R Running time: 103 minutes Best suited for: those who love creature-effects movies Least suited for: those who want a little more meat in their movies Acorn rating: “The Thing” doesn’t set out to imitate John Carpenter’s 1983 film of the […]

Devin’s the dude

Borjas makes his mark as Marmonte’s main man


At Calabasas, seeing isn’t believing. Seeing is disbelieving. Calabasas High’s cross country runners see Devin Borjas finish race after race in first place. For some, Borjas’ success is difficult to fathom. As the only Division 3 team in the Marmonte League, the Coyotes have historically struggled in league meets against bigger schools. With Borjas, Calabasas is no longer an afterthought. […]

City’s consultant should sign off



I am so disappointed about the recommendation that Kramer Inc. be retained by the City of Calabasas for wireless applications, and this is a plea to my elected officials to vote for a change, for a new consultant. Calabasas residents have been expressing their concerns of Mr. Kramer’s services and lack of proactivism, and I think it is time to […]

Triunfo meeting open to public



The board of directors of the Triunfo Sanitation District will meet at 5:15 p.m. Mon., Oct. 24 in the upstairs conference room at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The meeting is open to the public. The board usually meets in the Oak Park Library on the fourth Monday of each month. Since approximately […]

Jack-o’- lantern, costume contests at Stagecoach



The Stagecoach Inn Museum will host its annual Pumpkin Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. There will be face painting, trick-or-treating for pumpkin sweets, crafts for children, cupcake walks, storytellers, a doughnut grab, gold panning and games. Bring a carved pumpkin for the jack-o’-lantern contest. Prizes will be awarded […]

Ojai welcomeslmmakers this weekend



The Ojai Film Festival will present award-winning filmmakers and actors in ongoing screenings and filmmaker panels this weekend, Oct. 20 through 23, at the Ojai Arts Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. The Saturday panels offer a great opportunity to hear actors and filmmakers talk about their experiences making films. Steven de Souza, who wrote the screen plays for “Die Hard,” […]


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