2014-07-10 E-Edition

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Musical portrays the frolicking 1950s

“ The Marvelous Wonderettes” has only been around since 1999, but it seems like longer than that. After making its debut in Milwaukee, it piddled around the country until 2008, when it finally reached Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre, where it ran for over a year. Since then, it has become as ingrained in regional and community theater as its cousin, “Forever […]

Elementary schools earn top honor

Pooch parade

The 17th annual Pooch Parade Dog Walk and Pet Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 20 at San Buenaventura State Beach Park, 901 San Pedro St., Ventura. The theme this year is “Celebration of Progress. . . . Look how far Ventura County has come!” The Pooch Parade draws around 2,000 people and their pets […]

Colorful parrots still roam neighborhood

FEATHERED FRIEND —Black-hooded parakeets, one of 13 species of parrots that have naturalized in California, can be spotted in Malibu Creek State Park and other areas such as Latigo Canyon. Lori Duffant recently saw this parrot in her Old Agoura backyard. Green parrots werefirst sighted locally 50 years ago.

Pet of the Week

Flying Squirrel

Alaskan adventure It’s tradition for American grade-schoolers, upon returning to classes in the fall, to be asked to report on where they went and what they did on summer vacation. It’s not the fall yet, but if I were in third grade and I had to share what I did on my summer vacation, it might go something like this: […]

Youth of the Month

BRAVO—Lindero Canyon Boys & Girls Club recently recognized Moani Sermeno, 12, as Youth of the Month. Moani, a sixthgrader, was awarded the honor for working hard to improve her grades and for her willingness to volunteer. She participates in Junior Leaders, Smart Girls, Torch Club, creative cooking, dance and improv. Moani lives in Calabasas.

Foundation helps families affected by pediatric cancer

A relationship between a “Transformers” movie and a cancer support organization might not be obvious to some people, but for Jason and Heather Donatini, a matter of connecting the dots led them to start the Thousand Oaks-based Bumblebee Foundation. The nonprofit organization helps families dealing with pediatric cancer. It was established in memory of The Donatinis’ 4-yearold son, Jarren, who […]

Bay Laurel elementary welcomes new principal

Jacqueline O’Sullivan was announced as the new principal of Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas and introduced by Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Dan Stepenosky at the June 17 Board of Education meeting. O’Sullivan is replacing Susan Wachtel in the leadership role, who is retiring. With more than 25 years of education experience, O’Sullivan will start in her new […]