2015-08-20

2015-08-20 E-Edition

Film documentary decries animal cruelty



WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS—Actress Kira Reed Lorsch, top left, joins Agnes-Nicole Winter, Devin DeVasquez, Katherine Heigl andfilmmaker Kim Sill on the red carpet during a screening of Sill’s new production, “Saved in America,” Aug. 15 in Agoura Hills. Thefilm documents Sill’s efiorts to rescue animals from puppy mills, hoarders and animal abusers, and recognizes individuals who use […]

Running for the school board



I am running for Las Virgenes school board to give parents and taxpayers more control of public education. I have two children in our public schools. I want our community to prosper, and I understand that prosperity begins with an excellent education. The academic reputation of our public schools affects home values, our local economy and the ability of our […]

Ugandan speaker to discuss microloans



The Greater Contribution, a Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit that provides microloans for impoverished women in rural Uganda, will host a free reception for guest speaker Bukenya Muusa, president and program director of Volunteer Action Network, who is visiting Thousand Oaks from Uganda. The presentation will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 27 at The Church of the Epiphany, […]

Movie Nut

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E”

When was the last time you left the theater fully refreshed? When was the last movie where you were thoroughly entertained? When was the last ticket you bought where you got more than your money’s worth? If it’s been too long, you really need to see this movie. Yeah, it really is that good. “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” is the […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks



Plans unveiled for new Calabasas hotel

Project ‘considerably smaller’ than what General Plan allows


Calabasas residents have until Aug. 24 to submit their comments on the environmental study for the Canyon Oaks development on Agoura and Las Virgenes roads. The project at 4790 Las Virgenes Road comprises a 120- room hotel and 71 homes in a 77-acre valley at the end of Agoura Road. About 60 acres would remain open space. The developer, the […]

Construction-zone speeding



Is Agoura Hills setting up speed traps in the Agoura Road construction zone? I would say yes. I am a big supporter of police. They have a hard and dangerous job. That said, a police officer or sheriff deputy should always behave in a professional manner. A deputy was giving out tickets for speeding in a construction zone where the […]

Wine and dine for a good cause



The Women’s Council for Realtors will host its sixth annual Food and Wine Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 27 at the O’Gara Coach Rolls Royce dealership, 3610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. A portion of the proceeds will support the charitable work of My Stuff Bags Foundation. Wine afficionado Shawn Burgert, also known as “The Wandering […]

Last summer concert at Gardens of World



The Gardens of the World will present its last free concert of the summer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 23 at 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Joel Gray and his 16-piece orchestra, The Late Nite Big Band, will play dance music, including swing, oldies, Latin, the Ameri- songbook and ballroom. The group has played with Count […]


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