Young musicians onfire

Concert review

In what could be the first and possibly last use of pyrotechnics on the stage of the Fred Kavli Theatre, the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras moved some members of the audience out of their seats during Manuel de Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance.” The sulfur fumes from the explosions and fireworks, meant to punctuate the percussion in the song, sent many […]

‘Young Frankenstein’ brings scary comedy to T.O.

The Theater League will present the new Mel Brooks musical, “Young Frankenstein” as part of the 2011-12 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center Series Feb. 21 to 26. Show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 21 through 25, 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 26 and 2 p.m. matinees Sat. and Sun., Feb. 25 and 26. The new show, from the […]

Chargers making Rosenthal’s life a little easier

Agoura girls’ water polo team continues to dominate Marmonte foes

Jason Rosenthal is a busy man at Agoura High. The school’s athletic director coaches the third-ranked girls’ water polo team in CIF-Southern Section Division 2. Rosenthal and his wife, Jennifer, are parents of 9-month-old daughter, Peyton, their first child together. Peyton sat on the bench for a few games this season. When Rosenthal’s not guiding the Chargers from the pool […]

Calabasas council rescinds septic law

City will follow state guidelines

The Calabasas City Council has closed the book on a controversial septic tank inspection law that was accused of creating stress and hardship over the past year for some homeowners in the rural parts of town. Last week, the council overturned the law and restored the regulations to what they were before the adoption of the septic tank ordinance, a […]

Local Navy recruiter wins top award

Since joining the U.S. Navy seven years ago, Petty Officer Dalton Kotz has served his country all over the world, from the tropical islands of the Philippines to the deserts of Afghanistan. The hard work and great responsibility that are part of the job have contributed to an experience he cherishes. “The Navy has given me the leadership positions that […]

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Markowitz discovers Lewis-Clark

Willow Markowitz, a senior outside hitter for the Agoura High girls’ volleyball team, has signed a National Letter of Intent with Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. A second- degree black belt, Markowitz earned an all-tournament team selection during her junior season and was an All-Marmonte League choice this fall. Markowitz also plays club volleyball. Her team finished first at the […]

Calabasas plastic bag ban seems to carry weight

All retailers must abide by new law

Many shoppers in Calabasas appear to welcome the city’s prohibition on carryout plastic bags. But others say the regulation is an infringement on personal liberty and a drag on business. The Calab asas City Council is debating the pros and cons of the plastic bag ban, which affects all retail stores in the city. The ban went into effect last […]

Mayor prepares state of the city

Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian will present the 14th annual Mayor’s State of the City Address at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 9 in Founders Hall, Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. A reception hosted by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will immediately follow the speech. Bozajian will review the city’s accomplishments from the past year and outline goals for the future […]

Fine arts school opens in Westlake

Mission: Renaissance Fine Art Classes, home of the awardwinning Gluck Method of fine art training, has moved. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sun., Feb. 12 at 5776 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. A1, Westlake Village. Although it has been nearly 30 years since the passage of Proposition 13, which cut local tax revenues for public schools […]