2014-09-04 E-Edition

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Water shortage declared in Oak Park

In response to emergency regulations adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board that call for a mandatory 20 percent water reduction statewide, the board of directors of Triunfo Sanitation District has declared a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage for the 4,500 homes and businesses served by Oak Park Water Service. The board took the action at its regular meeting […]

A wild adventure

WLV resident on expedition of a lifetime

Parker Phillips, 21, of Westlake Village recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition traveling in Patagonia with the National Outdoor Leadership School. During the Semester in Patagonia course, students did not have access to modern conveniences. The NOLS course is based on the belief that the outdoors is a challenging environment where students will learn technical skills and about themselves. Before […]

For the children

Enrollment opens for ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Kids ages 6 to 13 welcome

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and Curtain Call Youth Theater has opened enrollment for its fall youth production of “Charlotte’s Web.”All roles are open to ages 6 to 13. Rehearsals will begin Sat., Sept. 6 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. Rehearsals will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and from 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays. […]

Interview with ‘Fantasticks’ lovers

When Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt first launched a quirky little off-Broadway show called “The Fantasticks” in 1960, they probably had no idea that they had created the most durable musical production in show business history, running more than 17,000 performances in 42 years. Now, “The Fantasticks,” with its universal story of love, oldfashioned heroics and magic, is being presented […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole tequila bottles and personal hygiene products from the Vons grocery on Kanan Road Aug. 24. The male culprit entered the store with reusable shopping bags, filled them with the goods and left without paying. The man was seen by a Vons employee getting into a red truck that was driven by another man. A store […]

Check this out: chess grandmaster making big moves

Celebrity does demo blindfolded

As if trying to win a chess match in front of a roomful of peers weren’t intimidating enough, 10-year-old Justin Choi did it without looking at the board as a kickoff to a weekend chess tournament in Newbury Park in August. The exer- cise was a nod to visiting chess celebrity Timur Gareev, a grandmaster- rated player originally from Uzbekistan, […]

Expert to discuss brain health

Nationally recognized gerontologist Beverly Sanborn will share her expertise regarding the differences between normal memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease at four complimentary events. In her talk, “The Brain Game: Understanding Mental Fitness,” attendees learn how to maintain mental fitness through interactive mental challenges. The talk will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tues., Sept. 9 at the Moorpark Active […]

Performers needed to honor Poe

Event will be Oct. 30 at bookstore

The Spotlight The Arts Foundation is planning an Edgar Allen Poe night on Thurs. Oct. 30 at Barnes & Noble Books in the Calabasas Commons. The show will consist of several short independent acts of one or more people reciting, acting out or singing one of Poe’s works. The Poe in the Dark show was previously held three years ago. […]