Black Ice is chillin’ with cool trophies

Being independent fraught with issues

I like Linda Parks as a county supervisor for the same reasons that she’d be a disaster in Congress. Her congressional campaign stresses bipartisanship. So did that of Barack Obama in 2008. Once elected, Obama ran straight into the roadblock of partisan obstructionism. As one of 435 members of Congress, Parks’ ability to change Congress’ partisan nature will be far […]

Discover science and nature at Paramount Ranch

The National Park Service will host the third annual science festival from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., April 27 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 28 at Paramount Ranch, 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. On Friday evening, park rangers and regional scientists will lead night hikes in the mountains and activities about owls, bats and other nocturnal creatures. […]

Celebration at Civic Arts

Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks will host an Easter celebration at 10: 30 a. m. Sun., April 8 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Doors open at 10 a.m. Recording artists and worship leaders Sons of Day will perform, and a production of “The Fourth Wise Man” will be presented. […]

AHS alum to perform in tuba recital

Agoura Hills resident Paul Luxenberg will host a faculty tuba recital at 1 p.m. Sat., March 31 at Cypress Hall (music building), Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Luxenberg will be joined by concert pianist Timothy Durkovic, a Juilliard alumnus. They will play works by J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Robert Spillman and John Williams. Luxenberg began playing the tuba […]

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Be a responsible pet owner

This letter is to the person who dropped off her two Pomeranians at the Agoura Animal Shelter on a rainy Saturday night six years ago this month and stated on the relinquishment form that the dogs were “too much for her to care for.” They were 6 and 8 years old, severely neglected, dirty, matted and frightened. I found them […]

Assistance League makes a move

The Assistance League of San Fernando Valley has moved its office to a new location on the grounds of the First United Methodist Church of Canoga Park, 22700 Sherman Way, West Hills, The league had outgrown its old office and needed larger quarters. The phone number remains the same: (818) 347-0590. The email is ALSFV@sbcglobal.net. The league is a nonprofit, […]

Music festival at Unity church

Unity of the Oaks Church of Thousand Oaks will present its sixth annual Music Fest at 6:30 p.m. Fri., April 13 at the Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature local musicians, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a silent and Chinese auction with gift baskets and allinclusive vacations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Manna, […]

‘Avenue Q’ student edition better than original

In 2007, Music Theatre International announced it would be releasing a “school edition” of edgy musical “Avenue Q,” an R-rated satire of children’s television aimed at realistic issues in the lives of young adults. As with “Rent,” another show with mature themes, the possibility of a “toned-down” “ Avenue Q” was met with ridicule, scorn, and predictions that “it couldn’t […]