2014-12-18 E-Edition

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Water board reorganizes

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board members were sworn into office at LVMWD’s Dec. 9 meeting. Incumbent board directors Glen Peterson (Division 2) and Lee Renger (Division 3), along with the newly elected Jay Lewitt (Division 5) began new four-year terms. Lewitt replaces former board member Barry Steinhardt after defeating him in the Nov. 4 election. Incumbent board members Charles […]

Unicycling for fun, exercise, sport

Treadling up and down the steep hills of Liberty Canyon, Patrick James Baldocchi, better known as P.J., gets his kicks riding a unicycle. A physical education teacher and triathlete who also likes to mountain bike, skateboard, surf, dive and play organized sports, Baldocchi, 39, began riding a unicycle nearly three years ago. It was a gift from his wife, Gillian. […]

Making beautiful music together

The nonprofit Songmakers will host the following acoustic music song circles in January. For addresses, call the respective leader of the circle. The circles are for instrumentalists, singers, singer/songwriters and listeners of all levels of ability. All circles are free to attend. For more information, go to Songmakers.org. Simi Valley Song Circle will gather from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Wed., […]


THURS., DEC. 18 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Open to all women regardless of age, race, creed or political affiliation. Luncheon cost: $24. RSVP requested. Contact: Stephanie Knizek. Phone: 818.718.1668. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. Social hour at 11 […]

Local cities are learning to read sign language

Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village embrace a business sign policy that suggests the size of the sign is inversely proportional to the beauty of the city. The bigger the sign, the uglier the environment; the smaller the sign, the better off we all are. But businesses don’t see it that way. Storefront and building signage is the lifeblood of […]

Hot Flashes

The finish line

At their 30th wedding anniversary, my parents jazzed up the joint with a bucket of bubbly, some funky piano and a bunch of salty old friends. Sentimental toasts bounced off the velour wallpaper until Mom decided to talk straight. “Our marriage has really been, well, an endurance contest,” she said with a wink and a smile. I guess things were […]

Food drive helps those in need

Radio play reinvented for stage

Nearly two decades before Dr. Seuss’s Grinch strode onto the literary scene to try to do away with Christmas, radio playwright Norman Corwin was doing the same thing: His play “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas” was first broadcast on Christmas Day 1938. Panic! Productions is staging the play 76 years later, presented as part of the Panic! Holiday Radio Hour […]

Political Cartoon

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