2015-04-16

What happens when canines are clad in Elizabethan attire




My new dog used to garner all sorts of adulation as we paraded through neighborhoods far and wide. He came from the Agoura Shelter as a handsome blue-eyed fellow with unusual speckled markings in black, white and copper. This week, however, people spot him and race inside and lock the doors behind them, as the creature whose head appears to […]

The Art of Being

What do little children know that you don’t?

Except ye become as littlechildren, except you can wakeon your fiftieth birthday with thesame forward-looking excitement and interest in life thatyou enjoyed when you were five,“ye cannot enter the kingdomof God.” One must not only diedaily, but every day we must beborn again.— Dorothy L. Sayers Recently, I flew to Las Vegas to conduct a seminar. As the airplane approached […]

‘Mary Poppins’ flies in



Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the regional professional premiere of “Mary Poppins,” a musical based on the Disney movie, from April 17 through 26 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A post-show discussion with […]

Bushy makes an appearance



Make Mom look lovely



The dads have spoken. Yes, they loved seeing themselves through their children’s eyes, depicted in the annual Acorn Draw Dad feature. But they want moms to receive the same devotion, so this year, kids are invited to pay tribute to Mom by submitting her likeness using the template in the ad on page 20 and submitting it by Fri., April […]

Dogs have their day in Calabasas




The annual Canine Classic Dog Walk and Festival will return to Juan Bautista de Anza Park, Sun., April 26. The event will begin with check-in at 9 a.m. and a twomile walk starting at 10 a.m., followed by a festival with activities for humans and their four-legged friends, which will run till 2:30 p.m. Participants who join the walk will […]

Organizations promote their work at Outreach Faire



The Outreach and Social Concerns Committee will host a Spring Community Outreach Faire from 10 a.m. to noon Sun., April 26 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. Refreshments will be provided. Representatives from 16 local nonprofit organizations supported by the church will have information about their programs available at tables on the patio, including […]

‘Tater ’ Ron White in new stand-up show



Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon, returns to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza with his new stand-up show, “Nutcracker” at 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26. White has three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials on Comedy Central and CD […]

Enchanted Bollywood evening




The local Indian community invites the public to attend an evening of Bollywood music and traditional Indian food. The event titled “An Evening with Ekal,” will take place April 19 at Calabasas High School Performing Arts and Education Center. This will be the second annual fundraiser for Ekal Vidyalaya, an organization that establishes schools in the remote villages of India, […]


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