2014-12-11 E-Edition

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Cheer for the holidays

Festive events scheduled throughout community

‘TIS THE SEASON—Folks around town are getting into the holiday spirit. At left, the Christmas Grinch takes a ride in the ninth annual Parade of Lights hosted Dec. 7 by the Westlake Yacht Club. Below, Santa and Mrs. Claus (Erik and Jennifer Sorenson of Oak Park) welcome families to the Westlake Lake event. Also last weekend, Scouts assist at the […]

ArtWalk coordinator needed

The Conejo Valley Art Museum is accepting applications for coordinator of ArtWalk 2015. The annual ArtWalk is a juried show representing many different forms of fi ne art. The event is traditionally held the first weekend in June at the Bank of America Building, formerly the Exxon Property, in Thousand Oaks. The coordinator chairs the ArtWalk committee, solicits potential artists […]

Arts council seeks new members

The city of Agoura Hills is taking applications from individuals who wish to serve on the city’s Cultural Arts Council. Established in 2011, the council works with the City Council and community members on developing cultural arts public programs and opportunities within the greater Agoura Hills community and region. Serving on the council is open to anyone who is interested […]

The Acorn Epicurean

Food and ambience— fresh, classy, delicious

When I walked into Calabasas Farms Bar and Grill, I immediately felt welcome in its spacious, sleek environs, not only because of the friendly staff but also due to the reclaimed wood and pleasant LED lighting that warm up the large space. Calabasas Farms is the brainchild of Gerald Cigliano, a former partner in a fish market that once occupied […]

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Flood plain management examined by county

Insurance rates could be affected

Los Angeles County officials visited Malibu Lake on Dec. 3 and met with residents about updating the area’s flood plain management plan. The county says it hopes to reduce the levels of flood risk within its unincorporated communities by identifying flood-prone areas and educating property owners. The meeting at Malibu Lake Mountain Club featured a presentation from Rob Flaner, a […]


Republican women celebrate the season The Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated will have a Christmas/Hanukkah party and luncheon meeting on Sat., Dec. 13 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration and social connections will begin at 11 a.m., with the program and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Josh Whitfield will discuss energy policy in California after the […]

The OTHER Side of 50

Person-centered care

Last week I met my new neighbor’s 4-year-old daughter. I was with my dog, Rolo, and the little girl explained to me that her brother, just 22 months, was “obsessed” with dogs. It was a big word for a 4-yearold. Her ability to recall the word and use it correctly was impressive. At 4, this little girl may make more […]

New challenges await defending champs

Oak Park High’s boys’ basketball team has enjoyed a historic three-year run. The Eagles captured their first CIF-Southern Section championship last winter after falling short the previous two years. Oak Park reached a section final in 2011-12 and advanced to the semifinals in 2012-13. Oak Park’s reward for success? The Eagles get to play hoops with the elite programs in […]