2013-07-11 E-Edition

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The Acorn Epicurean

Cuvée Terrace When Jackie Shane purchased Plug Nickel Restaurant and Catering in Westlake Village in 2012, she soon realized that she had taken over a local landmark that had served Conejo Valley residents and visitors for more than 30 years. Many customers came to the homey eatery on a daily basis to enjoy a meal in the never- changing dining […]

Grant offered for residential native plant landscape makeover

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society is offering a $500 grant, in memory of Tom Halpin, for homeowners to change the plants in their yards to California native ones. The society has experts who will make plant lists, help gardeners shop for them and then assist in the planting process as well. Homeowners who change their yards will receive a sign […]

Players have stars in their eyes

Deadlines approach for fair contests

Photographers, artists, gemologists, bakers and animal lovers will show off their talents at the upcoming Ventura County Fair. This year’s event runs from July 31 through Aug. 11 with the theme “Boots, Barns and Banjos.” Organizers are promoting a kids’ contest called “Glue in the Shoe.” Young competitors are asked to decorate a shoe using materials such as feathers, glitter […]

A summer of discovery close to home

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will provide plenty of opportunities for families to stay local this summer and still be able to enjoy a world of fun and discovery. Native American lore King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas: At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat., July 13, guest lecturer Jan Timbrook, curator of ethnography at the Santa Barbara Museum of […]

Celebration by a tight-knit neighborhood

Spectacular Calabasas Fourth

Residents enjoy fireworks and festivities at the Calabasas Fireworks Spectacular on Thurs., July 4

Choir announces new season

The 100-voice Los Robles Master Chorale will begin its 2013-2014 season in December. Under the leadership of artistic director Lesley Leighton, the chorale will perform six concerts featuring both newlycommissioned pieces and choral masterworks at a number of venues throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The season will open in November with Handel’s “Messiah,” performed in the more intimate manner […]

Banding together for summer fun