2014-02-06 E-Edition

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Heightened air pollution increases fire risks

High nitrogen levels near L.A. are detrimental to native shrubs, study shows

Initial results from experiments conducted in the Santa Monica Mountains indicate that high levels of nitrogen may adversely impact native plants and also increase the risk of wildfire. The preliminary results are from the first year of a threeyear study undertaken by Dr. Edith B. Allen of UC Riverside, Drs. Andrzej Bytnerowicz and Mark Fenn of the U.S. Forest Service, […]

Actor to discuss his craft

California Lutheran University will host a presentation by actor Alan Ruck at 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 7 in the Preus- Brandt Forum at 135 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Ruck played the best friend in “ Ferris Bueller ’ s Day Off” and a mayor’s staff member in “ Spin City.” Actor and director Markus Flanagan, who teaches […]

Cowboy singers rustle up a concert

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present Riders in the Sky at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 21 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Known for their blend of Western harmony and humor, Riders in the Sky is a two-time Grammy Award-winning group that has performed for more than three decades. The group has made 700 appearances at […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

New senior center underway in Calabasas

Pasadena builder is chosen

The older residents of Calabasas can look forward to a new venue where they will be able to socialize and take part in a variety of recreational programs. Last year, the city set aside $4 million to build a new senior center behind City Hall and the library on Civic Center Way. Nine companies applied to design and oversee construction […]

Old valuables will be assessed at Antique Roadshow in T.O.

Brandeis National Committee, Conejo Valley Chapter, will present an Antique Roadshow at 1 p.m., Fri. Feb. 28 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Attendees can bring their possessions and learn their value and history. Do not bring weapons, coins or jewelry. Admission is $18. Reservations are due by Thurs., Feb. 20. For information or reservations, […]

Chinese New Year event brings good luck to campus

Celebration to feature singers and traditional lion dance

California Lutheran University will host a Chinese New Year celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 13 in the Soiland Recreation Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at 130 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks. The free event will feature vendors, a traditional lion dance, martial arts, singer Ming Ming Jiang, the Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Ensemble, Chinese School […]

Explosive device found in Oak Park

Authorities say they disabled a small explosive device that was found two weeks ago in a greenbelt adjacent to Myrtle Court in Oak Park. A landscaping employee saw the homemade soda bottle bomb behind a wall. He moved it away from homes and then flagged down a sheriff’s deputy who happened to be on patrol near Red Oak Elementary School, […]

69-year-old cancer survivor graduates from college

Launches new career as a healer

At an age when most people are considering how they’ll spend their time in retirement, an Agoura Hills resident went back to college, launched a new career at the age of 69 and had a spiritual awakening that continues to sustain her health and motivation. A brush with breast cancer in 2006 kick-started Monica Lee’s reentry into college. She began […]