2014-05-15 E-Edition

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Library sees fund shortage

Use of the Calabasas Library is at an all-time high, but funding for the city library has fallen short due to lower property tax revenues. Members of the Calabasas Library Commission considered various options to adjust the budget while making sure patrons at the city-owned library continue to receive top-notch services. The budget shortage has compelled the city to reduce […]

Community awareness

Slithery snakes the stars of reptile show

Fans of all things slithery and scaly are invited to attend a live reptile and amphibian show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., May 18 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Guest speakers from Cal State Northridge, the National Park Service, Film Fauna International and UCLA will speak at 11 […]

Fairy tales go sideways in youth musical

Youth Musical Theatre has moved from its previous home in Woodland Hills to Thousand Oaks with its latest production, “Shrek: The Musical,” May 15 through 18 at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Show times are 7:30 p.m. each day, with additional matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 17 and 18. […]

Calabasas company recognized

Carlos Sol, CEO and founder of Connections Unlimited, received the Service to World Trade Award at a World Trade Week event held in Los Angeles on May 2. ` The award honored Sol’s Calabasas-based business for “sustained exceptional service and commitment to world traders in the five-county area.” Keynote speaker Bryan Stockton, chairman and chief executive of Mattel, recognized the […]


More than 217,000 people visited the Calabasas Library in the past year, borrowing 206,900 items. The Calabasas Library offers free access to computers and the Internet. The databases and website links provide academic resources, tips for job hunters, business data, legal assistance and government information. The librarians also help students target their research. “There is nowhere else where you get […]

Ask the Arborist

What a pest There’s a new critter in town attacking our majestic oaks—and this pest could have a devastating impact. Recently I was driving around the Conejo Valley with my good friend John Innes, a landscape architect and consultant for the City of Thousand Oaks. He mentioned he’d seen several trees attacked by the California oakworm so I coerced him […]

Honk if you see geese

Gala fundraiser to feature orchestra founder

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will host its inaugural gala, “Over the Top!” at 5 p.m. Sun., May 18 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. The event will celebrate the Philharmonic’s 40th concert and honor the orchestra’s founder, concert pianist and professor Edward Francis. Francis received his university education at Cal State Northridge, where he established a performing […]

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