2013-06-27

Four legs, two wheels, and love




With his lively personality and custom wheels, Dennis the Menace has become a neighborhood attraction in the Annandale community of Agoura Hills. Due to a degenerative spinal condition, Dennis lost the use of both of his back legs. But since he was fitted with an adjustable wheelchair, the friendly 12-yearold canine has had no trouble getting around. Dennis doesn’t realize […]

Wine, food fest returns to Calabasas



SIPPY CUP—Right, Mayor Fred Gaines and his wife Jill pose for a photo on the red carpet at the Calabasas/ Malibu Wine and Food Festival June 21. Below, Andrew Wells pours a glass of white wine from Cielo Vineyards for Westlake Village resident Lucy Swift during the festival, which took place over two days on the rooftop of Mercedes Benz […]

‘Tempest’ makes waves



The 17th annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival at California Lutheran University will open with “The Tempest,” directed by J. Michael Arndt. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 28 through July 14 in Kingsmen Park on the college campus, 60 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The festival grounds will open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and […]

Bright students win national Eco Challenge




A group of six Oak Park High School students was among eight high school teams across the country to win an award in the air and climate portion of the Lexus Eco Challenge. Their participation in the environmental competition yielded a $10,000 prize. The students will use the money to install solar paneling at the Oak Park Library, which shares […]

Auditions for ‘Dreamcoat’ open



Camarillo Skyway Playhouse will hold auditions for the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 6 and 7 at the theater, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. Callbacks will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Fri., July 12. The first read through will run from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

Free beginner’s bridge class for youth



Bridge Academy II in Thousand Oaks will offer a free two-week, eight-session beginner’s bridge class for young adults ages 14 to 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. Mon. through Thurs., July 15 through 25. Classes will be held at the Bridge Academy II, 77 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. Each student will receive a complimentary textbook and be under the […]

The Art of Being

Hey! Where are you going in such a hurry?

Have you ever been in such a hurry to get where you are going that, upon arrival, you could not recall any part of the journey you just completed? If so, perhaps that is because your mind was way out in front of your body, working on coming attractions rather than appreciating the show that the present moment was offering. […]

Residents worried about Mariposa school expansion

Traffic, safety studies requested


Residents of the Fountainwood tract of Agoura Hills are concerned that the growth of an alternative education school that shares a campus with Sumac Elementary will negatively affect their neighborhood. Representatives of the Save Fountainwood Committee want Las Virgenes Unified School District to perform traffic studies and an environmental review, normally required for new schools under the California Environmental Quality […]

Super shot of the Super Moon



Species learn to coexist




After a long day of tidying up, I discovered I’d missed a weird mess that resembled a discarded moth-eaten wig atop my porch light. Long withering brown tendrils of oak leaf litter glued together by cobwebs cascaded from the globeshaped lighting fixture. Too beat to attack it that evening, I resolved to whisk it away the next morning. An odd […]