2015-05-07

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Pastry chef springs into TV spotlight




Growing up in the Tuscan town of Lucca, brothers Damiano and Massimiliano Carrara spent many hours standing shoulder to shoulder in their kitchen cooking family recipes. It was the sweet treats—like the custard filled sponge cake or a confection made with lemon custard and pine nuts—that were the most memorable for Damiano Carrara. “I remember the smell of vanilla, fresh […]

Artist’s reception



A garden art reception featuring the paintings of local artist Dan LaVigne will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., May 17 at 30367 Morning View Drive, Malibu, just above PCH near Point Dume. Food and drink will be provided. For more about the artist, visit www.danlavigne.com.

Local Guitar Center opens



Teaching dogs to avoid rattlesnakes



Flying Squirrel

Money abroad

While watching a recent episode of ’60s throwback-favorite “Mad Men,” I saw something that took me way, way back— traveler’s checks. Watching series character Sally Draper affix her signature to a book of American Express Travelers Checques took me back to my own experiences using what was once the most ubiquitous form of travel payment. Today, we’re more likely to […]

Grow a giant pumpkin for fall contest



Underwood Family Farms invites community members to enter the inaugural Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest. Entry forms aren’t due until Aug. 15 but pumpkin planting is now. Prizes, awarded in cash on the day of the contest, will be based upon weight and the top three entries will win. First place is $500; second place is $300 and third prize is […]

Student artists promote water conservation



Twelve students were recognized as finalists in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s annual Water Awareness Poster Contest at the LVMWD board of directors meeting on April 28. The posters were selected from more than 2,300 entries submitted by students from elementary schools within the LVMWD service area. The drawings used a wide range of artistic approaches, including watercolors, mixedmedia and […]

McGreevy earns promotion



STEPPING UP—John McGreevy has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer at Key Information Systems (KeyInfo) where he will be managing all financial and contractual responsibilities for the business. McGreevy has been with KeyInfo, a regional systems integrator based in Agoura Hills, for eight years. His most recent role was financial director. Prior to KeyInfo, he was CFO […]

Pet of the week




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