2014-08-28

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A wild wet show



Park visitor center is on the map



OFF THE CHARTS—Above and left, master cartographer Tom Harrison discusses the research and field- mapping methods used in the maps he prepares for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area during a public seminar last month at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center in Calabasas. Harrison publishes full-color, shaded-relief topographic maps used for hiking, backpacking and mountain biking in the […]

‘Magnificent voices’ in pioneering musical




When the musical “ Rent” made its debut on Broadway in 1996, its storyline—which dealt with AIDS, drug abuse, transvestism and gay relationships— attracted much controversy throughout the theater world. Today, those subjects have become commonplace in musicals, which only reinforces Jonathan Larson’s work as one of the most groundbreaking, revolutionary shows of the past 20 years. YA4Ever, the alumni […]

Temple to teach about the Holocaust



Temple Ner Ami in Camarillo announces the creation of a new class titled “Holocaust Education” that will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 15 at the temple, 515 Temple Ave. Educator and Holocaust historian Avram Kohls will lead the class. Kohls has lived in Poland, East and West Germany, Hungary, and Israel where he has visited historical […]

Oak Park school district keeps classrooms full

Enrollment still high for bedroom community


Despite fewer out-of-district students this year, Oak Park Unified School District enrollment is still on the rise. The school district started classes yesterday with 4,600 students enrolled, about 100 more than last year. Almost half of the students live outside the district. According to Superintendent Tony Knight, there are 2,160 transfer students this year, which is 45 percent of the […]

Stumping for the economy



‘Sweeny Todd’ on stage



The Agoura Community Theater, in cooperation with Curtain Call Youth Theatre sponsored by the City of Agoura Hills, will present the musical thriller “Sweeney Todd” Aug. 29 through 31 in the Black Box Theater, Agoura High School Performing Arts and Education Center, 28545 Driver Ave. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sundy. […]

Church welcomes new worship director



Edward Rouse, artistic director for the Los Robles Children’s Choir, will join Emmanuel Presbyterian Church as the new interim worship director in September. Rehearsals for the fall 2014 season will begin at 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 4 in the sanctuary at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Rouse will lead the Emmanuel Choir in worship beginning on Sun., Sept. 7. He […]

Calabasas employees get raise




Calabasas, like all cities in California, has felt the effects of the state’s budget problems for almost a decade. But with the economy healing, Calabasas learned it will receive a nearly $1 million boost in revenue for the current fiscal year. Almost half of the amount will be given to city employees for a pay raise. At a meeting Aug. […]


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