2012-03-08 E-Edition

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Klubhouse, Tennis and Swim fee hike possible

The Calabasas Parks, Recreation and Education Commission last week recommended an increase in the tuition at Klubhouse Preschool and the daily fees paid by lap swimmers at the Tennis and Swim Center. Both facilities are run by the city. If approved by the City Council on March 14, the new rates will help the city to recover operational costs at […]

Boys & Girls Club names Youth of the Year

Visiting colleges during spring break

The college search is underway for high school juniors, and many families are planning a spring-break college tour. It’s the perfect time to visit colleges since they are usually on a different vacation schedule. You get a feel for the atmosphere on campus when school is in session. The more colleges you visit, the better you get at evaluating whether […]

Jennifer Bliman’s horn of plenty

On Sat., March 10, the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra will visit the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza where they will perform, among other works, the world premiere of a concerto for French horn by composer Charles Fernandez. Playing the solo part will be Jennifer Bliman, a musician whose dizzying array of talents and abilities have translated into a hectic […]

National Charity League’s compelling mission

There are many service groups in the area whose mission is youth development and philanthropy. One organization does particularly good job at achieving both goals: the National Charity League Conejo Valley Chapter. National Charity League (NCL) is a mother-daughter organization founded in Los Angeles in 1925. The mothers, who were called Patronesses, and their daughters, called Ticktockers, teamed up on […]


In a recent article about the new Canyon Creek senior living apartments in Calabasas, it was stated that California provided a $3.5 million lowinterest loan to help build the project. According to Hally Cahssai, program representative for the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the funding was actually a $3.6 million grant that won’t have to be paid back.

Media fest slated at CLU

Students present works in graphic design, animation, photography

The multimedia department at California Lutheran University will present the “CLUFest 2012 Multimedia Showcase,” from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., March 17 through Sat., April 14 on campus in the Soiland Humanities Center on the south side of Memorial Parkway at Regent Ave., Thousand Oaks. The theme for this year’s free event, “Multimedia is the Future,” will feature digital […]

Celebration of African music

Los Robles Master Chorale and Los Robles Children’s Choir join forces for “Zimbe!” a program of African and world music under the direction of LRMC artistic director Lesley Leighton at 4 p.m. Sun., March 11 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. “Zimbe!” is a fusion of traditional African songs and jazz arranged by Alexander L’Estrange. The […]