2014-07-10

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 […]

Protect those Westlake trees



I read with dismay about the plans to remove many pine trees that are in the parkway on the south side of Triunfo Canyon Road. The only stated justification is that these trees are starting to impact the view of the lake for a handful of residents. This is insufficient reason to remove healthy, mature trees, and these few homeowners […]

Elvis alive and well in Agoura Hills



CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE—An Elvis sighting is reported at Chumash Park as impersonator Raymond Michael entertains the crowd with his singing and antics during the city’s Concert in the Park on July 6. Above, he serenades Pat Schwandt of Agoura Hills. The next event in the concert series will feature the Conejo Valley Community Concert and Jazz Band on […]

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 […]

Platzer unfairly portrayed LVMWD water rates explained



The recent headline suggesting that local neurologist Dr. Meril Platzer did anything illegal with regard to Donald Sterling might have been an attention-getter, but it also could have led someone who did not read the whole story to question her ethics, which I believe was misleading and unfair. It also could have given the false impression that she leaked information […]

Free hands-only CPR training at hospital



Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will offer free Hands-Only CPR training to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., July 16 in the main lobby of the hospital at 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Families can attend the training; children as young as 6 to 8 years of age can learn this technique. According to Debbie Licht, […]

Shakespeare in the park (Oak Park)



TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE— Above right, Cylan Brown portrays Hamlet in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park on July 6. Shakespeare by the Sea, a touring company, produced the show. At left, reading a letter, Olivia Delgado plays the role of Ophlia. The acting troupe presented the play outdoors as the sun began […]

Scare at Viewpoint



Students at Viewpoint School in Calabasas were briefly evacuated Mon., June 30 because of a phoned-in threat. According to a sheriff’s report, a Viewpoint administrator received an anonymous call at about 1 p.m. from an unknown male caller who claimed there was a bomb at the school. Deputies and school employees searched the campus in the 23600 block of Mulholland […]

Artists to show their wares in Malibu



The Malibu Chamber of Commerce will present the 43rd annual Malibu Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 26 and 27 in front of the Malibu Civic Center, 23555 Civic Center Way. The event will feature over 200 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and other artisans. Music, a children’s art workshop and food trucks will also […]

Calendar



THURS., JULY 10 Independent Writers Of Southern California 10 a.m. to noon at office of Supervisor Linda Parks, 625 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Susan Hart Hellman speaks on “Stuck, tired, bored and distracted? Solving writer’s problems.” Casual event. No fees. Contact: Sharon Schnell. Phone: 805. 388.0260. Family Movie Afternoon 4 p.m. at Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon […]


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