2012-10-18

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Navigating the tangled web of November’s propositions

Not all ballot initiatives what they seem to be


Confused about the election? You’re not the only one. Voters should be wary of political ads fraught with ambiguity, said Ellen Pangarliotas of the League of Women Voters during a recent presentation to help voters decipher the 11 state initiatives that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. “Every commercial you see on TV is not about what they say […]

Two Democrats in race to represent Agoura

ELECTION 2012 50th Assembly District


The final lap in the race for California’s 50th Assembly District is being run, and candidates Betsy Butler and Richard Bloom, both Democrats, are locked in a contest that’s close to call. Butler, an incumbent Assembly member from the 53rd District in the South Bay, and Richard Bloom, a three-time mayor of Santa Monica, garnered nearly the same number of […]

Learn to overcome adversity



As part of Oak Park High School’s Awareness Week, parents and high school students are invited to attend Parent Night at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 22 at the school, 899 N. Kanan Road. Cheryl Hunter, author, motivational speaker and coach, will be the featured guest speaker. Hunter will discuss how people can live happy, fulfilling lives despite overwhelming obstacles and […]

Clifford and his friends



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “Clifford The Big Red Dog— Live!” at 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 1 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Scholastic’s Clifford The Big Red Dog, in conjunction with his 50th anniversary celebration, comes to life with an all-new family musical. Clifford and Emily Elizabeth journey […]

Coyotes make waves in boys’ water polo

Zamanzadeh and Patterson changing culture at Calabasas


Constant losing takes its toll over time. One win can change everything. Ryan Zamanzadeh was ready to transfer after the Calabasas High boys’ water polo team endured another dismal season and made a coaching change for the second time in as many years. “When head coach Jeff Russ was let go, it made me think about leaving,” said Zamanzadeh, a […]

Bark in the Park



The Art of Learning



Childhelp chapter to meet in Westlake



Childhelp, the Buena Ventura Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at Tuscany’s Restaurant, 968 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month to organize its fundraisers. Childhelp cares for the most severely abused children locally and in the state. The Buena Ventura Chapter covers Conejo Valley, Malibu and San Fernando Valley. Volunteers […]

Goblins put on their running shoes



The inaugural Triunfo YMCA Goblin Gallop will take place during the 10th annual Westlake Village City Celebration from 3 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. The event will feature a 5K run and one-mile “trick or treat” run/ walk for children. Proceeds will support Triunfo YMCA teen and family programs. The 5K Goblin […]


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