2015-07-09

2015-07-09 E-Edition

This land is your land



In memory of Checkered past



With the death of Violet Marcus, a door has officially shut on an era that included Whizins Market, the Kanan sisters and that truck of Murray’s, always full of produce and his impeccable filing system on the dash. Violet in Hawaiian dress with a flower in her hair and Murray with a purse of sorts that served as a pouch […]

Christopher Charles Biggs



Christopher Charles Biggs, beloved son, brother, grandson, boyfriend, nephew, cousin, and friend, passed away on June 28, 2015. Born on December 15, 1989, in Westlake Village, he was the son of John and Catherine Biggs ofThousand Oaks. Chris attended Westminster Presbyterian Church Preschool, Meadows Elementary School, Colina Middle School and Westlake High School. After attending Moorpark College for two years, […]

Fundraising events for Cabrillo

’Oklahoma!’ opens July 17 at T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

Cabrillo Music Theatre will have its inaugural fundraising campaign for its Beyond the Footlights Community Outreach programs on Aug. 29 in Thousand Oaks and surrounding areas. Cabrillo provides live entertainment for underserved children, the U.S. military and families, seniors and an animal rescue program, as well as theater education programs for kids and teens, and it supports over 80 nonprofit […]

Agricultural association makes appointment



Shanté Morgan-Durisseau has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the board of directors of the 31st District Agricultural Association, the state entity that governs the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Morgan-Durisseau, a Moorpark resident, is managing editor at the Cal State Northridge Marketing and Communications Office. She has been an instructor at California Lutheran University, a lecturer at the CSUN Department […]

Martin reelection creates squabble on Calabasas council

Mayor’s State of the City timing questioned


With the November election looming, tensions emerged at a June 24 Calabasas City Council meeting when Councilmembers Fred Gaines and James Bozajian questioned the timing of Mayor Lucy Martin’s upcoming State of the City address. The annual event highlighting the mayor’s accomplishments was initially set to take place Oct. 8, just weeks before the 2015 municipal election. Last year, the […]

Survey finds restaurant hospitality lacking

Service without a smile?


A survey conducted by a Westlake Village-based research firm has given Southern California restaurants poor marks for their hospitality. Friendliness and courtesy are being swept under the table, the survey concluded. “Authenticity has been replaced with plasticity, (and) turbulence in the workplace is a prime cause for poor guest hospitality at restaurants,” said GetDining LLC, a research, development and marketing […]

Library offers programs, concerts and books for summer



The summer reading program at the Agoura Hills Library kicked off June 23 and will continue each Tuesday with something for all family members. The season started with a program called Nifty Balloons, followed by a puppet and magic show on June 30 and an “American Idol” song writing workshop this past Tuesday, said librarian Nina Hull. A Mad Science […]

Entertainment lineup for Ventura County Fair



The Ventura County Fair offers musical acts and rodeos free with paid admission to the fair. The fair opens Wed., Aug. 5 and runs through Sun., Aug. 16. Opening day will feature Motor Sports at 6 p.m. Admission to Motor Sports is $5 in addition to fair admission. Children under 12 will be admitted free with paid fair admission. A […]


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