2014-11-20 E-Edition

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Copper pipes valued at $10,000 and a $1,000 lock box with a key pad were stolen from a business in the 30000 block of Agoura Road on Nov. 13. Calabasas Three laptop computers, a digital camera, two tablets, jewelry and a 56-inch flat-screen TV valued at about $4,300 was stolen from a home through a door in the […]

Skate on over to The Lakes rink

‘American Idol’ finalist in annual concert

Handbell choir will join in playing Christmas music

Singer/songwriter Brooke White, a former “American Idol” contestant, will present her annual Hometown Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Whites’ concert will feature songs from her holiday album “White Christmas,” as well as tunes from her album “High Hopes and Heartbreak,” yuletide classics and […]

The Acorn Epicurean

A taste of India in the Conejo Valley

For anyone who craves a taste of Indian food, head to Akash Cuisine of India in Thousand Oaks. Conveniently located in the plaza just east of The Lakes shopping center, this restaurant offers Indian dishes from papadam, somosa and pakora hors d’oeuvres to numerous entrees cooked every style including bhuna, masala and karahi. You can start with an appetizer of […]

Dog walkers take furry friends in stride

Local businesses thrive in this growing pet industry

Guillermo waits patiently by the door while resting his head on his paws. He’s a miniature pinscher Chihuahua mix from a shelter in Los Angeles. Like a lot of small rescue dogs, he’s uneasy around people. But when Amber Olsen opens the door, he jumps up and starts running to her. One of Guillermo’s favorite people has come to pay […]

United Way names new exec

Eric Harrison was 24 in 2001 when he returned to his Minneapolis-St. Paul home after spending two years in Madagascar, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. It was two weeks before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The events that unfolded that infamous morning led many to join the armed forces, but it inspired Harrison to do battle […]

Motorists drive up for Scouts’ food drive

Great acting highlights story of southern DJ

Rising from the abyss after a frantic summer fundraising campaign, Cabrillo Music Theatre has emerged with a smashing version of “Memphis,” its first show of the 2014-2015 season. The story of a musically colorblind Southern disc jockey in the early 1950s, “Memphis” won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2009. The show’s focus is Huey Calhoun, based on the […]

Poinsettias provide pizzazz for the holiday season

Nothing is as luminous at Christmas—without the need for electrification—as the poinsettia. Whether creating a bold splash in an entryway or adding elegance to a holiday table amid candles and shimmering garlands, the poinsettia shouts its festive good tidings to all through its broad, vividly colored foliage. In England the plant is referred to as “ Mexican flame-leaf.” The poinsettia […]

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