‘Luma’ to light up Civic Arts Plaza

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “ Luma” at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 4 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2011 Thousand Oaks Blvd. This is the first performance in the Live From the Plaza Series. “Luma” is a state-of-the-art, cutting-edge show that uses the dark as a canvas and light as the brush […]

Helping the lions

Thank you for the excellent article on mountain lions by Sylvie Belmond. I would like to add an additional challenge these wondrous creatures in our community face—the lack of funding for an ongoing research. Studies by the National Park Service on mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains has come to a standstill. While we are all aware of the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura A thief stole a $500 cellphone from a patron at The Canyon club in the 28900 block of Roadside Drive Oct. 12. Someone stole a $100 purse containing a $50 phone, $50 wallet and $40 in cash from a car parked in the 5000 block of Kanan Road Oct. 12. Calabasas Someone caused $ 350 in damage to a […]

New director named at learning center

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation recently announced the appointment of Anthony Pennay as the director of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center housed at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. In this role, Pennay will oversee the development of classroom curriculum and national programming for students and teachers in civics designed to cultivate proactive, informed and conscientious citizens […]

Film screening at synagogue

Congregation Or Ami and Ilan Ramon Day School of Agoura Hills will present a screening and discussion about the documentary “Race To Nowhere” at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 2 at 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The film about the educational system was made by a concerned mother, Vicki Abeles, and addresses the high-pressure culture that occupies schools and the […]

The Acorn Epicurean

Casa Escobar in Westlake Village is a traditional Mexican restaurant enhanced with modern flair. Upscale and filled with Latin ambience, it is the most recent addition to the Escobar family’s legacy. Kathy Escobar-Harvey, owner of the Westlake location, is a fourthgeneration restaurateur. Nearly 90 years ago, in 1924, her greatgrandparents opened a taqueria in West L.A. With the encouragement of […]

Do wildlife study

The reward for information leading to the capture of poachers who killed a mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains has been raised to $11,700. This seems to indicate there is care and concern for the few remaining mountain lions living in the the Santa Monica Mountains. Boxed in by freeways, residential areas and the ocean, these urban carnivores have […]

Commission gives reprieve to homeowners worried about smart meters

Homeowners who don’t already have smart meters installed by Southern California Edison or other utility companies can delay the installation if they wish. The automated meters use wireless technology to transmit up-to-the-minute readings via the Internet to various utility companies. Opponents say long-term exposure to the transmitters can lead to physical ailments. Last month, the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) […]

Calabasas High crowns young royalty

St. Max kids enjoy the farm