The Movie Nut

“The Dark Knight Rises” Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy MPAA rating: PG- 13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language Running time: 164 minutes Best suited for: those who believe a “comic book movie” can have characters of depth and dimension Least suited for: those who can’t handle […]

Not enough spay and neuter

I feel compelled to write about my recent day at the animal shelter. My mother and I had already pulled three dogs to rescue that day, one more than we were planning. As we were waiting for them to bring out the last of the three dogs for us to take home, I noticed a small female puppy that had […]

On target

Summer fun at the Calabasas pool

Acting classes for children at Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory

Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory offers its final session of summer camp for students ages 9 and up from July 30 through Aug. 9 at 1414 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The Musical Theatre Intensive camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Mornings will feature courses in how to audition, cold readings, dance and movement, […]

Reader’s thoughts for a day

Joe Paterno’s statue looms proudly above Penn. State. JPMorganChase gamed California energy markets Enron style, bilking tax payers out of around $57 million a year. Banks repeatedly settle fraudulent acts for pennies without admitting wrong doing. The deputy commissioner of foods at the FDA was the former vice president of public policy for Monsanto. The only alternative to the tepid […]

Community choir invites residents to sing along

The Conejo Valley’s community choir, Oaks Camerata, is gearing up for its new season and positions are available for singers. Oaks Camerata is a chamber vocal ensemble of 25 men and women. The choir serves the Conejo Valley by performing music from the Renaissance through modern periods. Prior to its transition in 2011 to new leadership and its current name, […]

Painted Sky

A vintage fundraiser

. A Taste of Camarillo turns 25

Eight years, ago Chris Brown stood atop a hill at a small winery in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, looked down upon the rows of grapes and had an epiphany. It was the realization that she and her husband Mike didn’t need a vast vineyard to open their own winery. Brown thought: “We could do this if we really wanted […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $500 iPhone from an employee at Urbane Cafe in the 29100 block of Canwood Street July 13. Vandals caused $ 500 in damage smashing the rear window of a car parked near Canwood Street and Forest Cove Lane July 11. A burglar stole three bicycles valued at $8,000 from the garage of a home […]

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