2015-04-16 E-Edition

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Local agencies fall short in water conservation efforts

Area’s wholesaler will now cut deliveries by 15 percent

No more gentle nudges. Now it gets tough. Local residents are being told to cut back on their water use, and this time they won’t have a choice. Because voluntary conservation has faltered, the wholesale water supplier to the region, Metropolitan Water District, announced Tuesday it would reduce deliveries by 15 percent starting July 1. On April 1, Gov. Jerry […]

Dolores Jean Flood née Perry

of Moorpark, CA passed away in her sleep on April 8th after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. An inspiring woman with an infectious laugh and tremendous determination, “Dory” always looked on the brighter side of life. Born in Sacramento, CA on December 8, 1934, to Joseph Perry and Jenny Nuñez Perry, she lived her entire life in California […]

The OTHER Side of 50

Busy in retirement

I’ve heard it more than once: “I’m retired, but I’m busier now than I ever was.” Many retirees who think back to their work life will remember early morning meetings, working through lunches, getting home late at night (and working some more), all the while miraculously having enough time to raise kids, do household chores, run errands, feed the dog […]

A very special concert for kids

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra, along with Bill Benson and Tomiko Hamada Taylor, music therapist, will present the 14th annual First Classic Concert for Children and Families at 3 p.m. Sat., April 25 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The concert is for young and special needs children. Special guest, actor Austin Robert […]

Only three legs, but a lot of heart

I thought it was a usual Wednesday. As I like to do, I went to the Agoura Animal Shelter to give a needed pat to the head of a homeless dog or a long scratch under the neck of a lonely cat, all hoping for their forever homes. As a volunteer for a wildlife advocacy group, I am more than […]

It’s ‘Play Ball’ at new Westlake Village Sports Park

LET THE GAMES BEGIN—Kids and family members enjoy the first ever baseball game played at the scenic new City of Westlake Village and YMCA sports park during an April 11 dedication. Left, Drew Spar of the PONY Baseball Yankees tries out the new pitcher’s mound. While supporters look on, Mayor Ned Davis (below center) and YMCA executive director Ronnie Stone […]

Oakridge Estate trip

The Calabasas Historical Society will host a shuttle trip at 10:30 a.m. Sat., April 18 to the Oakridge Estate in Northridge, from Calabasas City Hall. Guests will view the interior and exterior of the 6,000-square-foot estate. The two-story residence was built for Barbara Stanwyck in 1937 and then owned by Jack Oakie for nearly 70 years. The Stanwyck house is […]

Discussion of drought issues at wine mixer

The Clean Technology Council will present “Can California’s Economy Survive a Mega Drought?” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 22 in the Total Wine tasting room, 394 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will include a wine tasting mixer, refreshments and free parking. The keynote speaker will be Anthony Hepton, past vice president of quality assurance at Dole […]

The Movie Nut

This is a movie that will restore your faith in the power of film. The story is true, the dialogue is often witty, the plot moves effortlessly between the past and the present. The staging is impressive; the lighting adds texture; the editing builds tension. And there is a sense of balance here—between small moments in private and large events […]