2013-10-17

Retail shoppers agree customer service is a must




It’s that time of year again. Shoppers, whether they like it or not, may find themselves humming along to the tune “Jingle Bells” gentling wafting from the department store’s sound system. It’s known as the Christmas creep as the holiday shopping season inches forward on the calendar each year—prompted by retailers who hope that the more time shoppers have to […]

Give the lions their share



Regarding the mountain lion killed near the canyon freeway crossing, perhaps it’s time to think about how we can better accommodate these poor creatures. We’ve obviously taken much of their territory and used it for our own purposes—freeways, housing, parks, etc.. What if we actually gave something back? We can look into building “nature” bridges that allow the mountain lions […]

Experts to discuss estate planning, healthcare



Capstone Fellowship of The Bridge Church will offer a night of information with three presentations for adults at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18 at The Bridge, Evangelical Free Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. The program is not a sales presentation but a dispensing of useful information. Greg Hultgren, who has experience in estate planning and is certified as […]

Dine out and save a Siamese cat



The Southern California Siamese Rescue, headquartered in Agoura Hills, will host a fundraiser on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 19 and 20 at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill sites in Calabasas, Woodland Hills and Tarzana. Fifteen percent of net sales made from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the restaurants will be donated to the cat rescue organization when a flyer is […]

Acrobats bring their skills to Kavli Theatre



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza presents the Golden Dragon Acrobats at 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 28 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The acrobats represent a timehonored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company is recognized as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company. Impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks



Defending the ‘cranky cop’



This is in response to the letter titled “Angry motorcycle cop at school?” (Oct. 10 Acorn) When police officers are parked in front of an elementary school, as they do at Willow Elementary and other schools in Agoura Hills and Calabasas, they are there to make sure your child is not struck and killed by a car. A police officer […]

Polynesian night for Italian Americans



The Bella Vita Italian American Social Club will host its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Fri., Oct. 25 at the St. Jude Church Hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The dinner menu will feature orange chicken, ginger beef, Hawaiian rice, Maui green salad, island macaroni salad and pineapple upside-down cake. The meeting include the installation of officers and Polynesian […]

Keeping the Elderly in Their Homes



The best place for elderly loved ones who need upgraded care or special assistance with everyday tasks is in their own homes. So says local residents Greg and Jane Rex, both of whom have cared for their mothers full time at home. “We believe in keeping the elderly in their home because they are more comfortable, their quality of life […]

Film screening, book signing in Malibu



Malibu resident Lee McCormick will host a free screening of the documentary film “Dreaming Heaven” on Wed., Oct. 23 at the Malibu Screening Room, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy. The film depicts the plazas and temples of Teotihuacan, Mexico’s ancient city of pyramids. The event will also have a book signing at 6:30 p.m., followed by a live performance from the […]


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