2011-12-29 E-Edition

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Kicking off the new year

Residents reveal hopes, dreams for new year

Battling ships come to Oxnard

The official tall ship of Washington state and her companion vessel will stage four cannon battles at Channel Islands Harbor. From Jan. 12 through 23 the brig Lady Washington and topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked at the harbor, 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard. Lady Washington appeared as an English frigate in the 2003 movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The […]

Poinsettia Ball supports symphony

The New West Symphony League dreamed big this year and asked Santa for the tens of thousands of dollars needed to fund its Symphonic Adventures music programs for children. At the 23rd annual Poinsettia Ball on Dec. 8, that musical dream came true—in a big way. Hundreds of New West supporters at the high-energy, blacktie gala outbid one another, creating […]

School districts cope with budget cuts

Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts have struggled with less state funding, but both agencies have tried to put students first regardless of the economy. Both school districts earned top spots in California standardized testing. The Oak Park district received the top ranking for Ventura County, with Medea Creek Middle School claiming the top middle school rank for […]

Native shrub club

As the holidays approach, nature has a way of bringing color to our Southern California winter. There are some commonly found native shrubs of the Santa Monica Mountains that brighten local trails during winter as gaily as any holiday decoration. Despite the “shrub” label, they can attain the stature of small trees, perhaps 15 to 30 feet tall. Among the […]

Having an a-maze-ing time

The City of Malibu and the Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission will host a Friday the 13th Haunted Maze and Movie from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., Jan. 13 at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road. The event is free and open to students 18 and under. Teens can travel through a haunted maze and watch the movie “The […]

‘All My Sons’ to open at Hillcrest theater

Panic! Productions continues its inaugural season with Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prizewinning drama “All My Sons,” Jan. 6 through 22 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A classic of the American stage, “All My Sons” was first produced on Broadway in 1947 and established Miller as a major voice in […]

Deputies catch burglar in nick of time for Christmas

A stolen iPad’s electronic tracker led Lost Hills sheriff’s deputies to a 20-year-old man suspected of burglarizing a Westlake Village home early Christmas morning while the resident was asleep. At about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 25, Patrick Krewson allegedly entered a home on Whitesail Circle and stole the iPad and other goods. The resident was awakened by the noise. He confronted […]