2015-10-22

At The Library



The Calabasas Library will offer the following free activities in November at 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. The library will be closed Nov. 11, 26 and 27. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. • Thurs., Nov. 5 and 19 at noon will be Yoga and You with Deanne Wenger. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat/large […]

An afternoon of string chamber music

Quartet to play in Thousand Oaks

The Channel Islands String Quartet will present “An Afternoon Of Chamber Music: Mozart, Strauss, Danny Boy and a Bull Fight” at 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The program will include Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, an Irish melody “Londonderry Air” by Frank Bridge, Joachin […]

New book describes woman’s journey to beat bone cancer




Fourteen years ago, while going about the mundane task of shaving her legs, Newbury Park resident Marian Sievers discovered an area with no feeling. Seeking an explanation, Sievers, 65 at the time, visited four doctors, all of whom told her “not to worry.” Then she saw a fifth. After administering tests and finding elevated protein levels, the physician told the […]

Demise of Old Town oak tree



On Oct. 8 the more than 250-year-old iconic oak in Old Town Calabasas (known as the “hangman’s tree”) outside the historic Kramer Store was scheduled for demolition. The tree was severely decayed and deemed unsafe by a team of arborists. I was interested to watch the event to record it for the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society, and met up with […]

A spooky martial arts workshop



Kai- Sho- Do Martial Arts will present a Halloween Martial Arts Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 24 and 31 at 5893 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills. Along with Halloween safety tips, the program will teach children how to defend against vampires and zombies and how to “see” in the dark. Games will include Crossing the Graveyard and Imitating […]

Keyboard artist and educator in recital

Concert to include jazz bassist

California Lutheran University faculty member Eric Kinsley will present a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. The pianist will perform solo works from the classical period and the time of transition leading into it. The concert will feature music by Bach and his sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel […]

Fundraiser is pretty in pink



FOR THE CHILDREN—From left, Limor Gallo, Cari Weiss, Jamey Sussman and Jenifer Ludwick are a few of the more than 200 people who attended the Eden’s Journey Pretty in Pink fundraiser Oct. 4 at Los Robles Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Eden’s Journey raises money for pediatric neurology fellowships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. A child with Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome […]

Lost and found



Several months ago I lost a money clip with over $400. I thought it was gone forever. I then went to Ameci Pizza in Agoura Hills to buy pizza for the family and the owner, Mr. Wasifi, asked me if I had lost something. I told him yes, some money, but I didn’t know where or when. He said, “You […]

Cities celebrate autumn’s arrival



Original kids’ play pokes fun at pirates

‘Polly Wants a Curtain Call’



Inspiration for musicals and plays comes from many different quarters. Some are adaptations of previously published works. Others are based on original ideas or are created as vehicles for a pre-cast star. But “Polly Wants a Curtain Call,” a family-oriented Hillcrest Players production starring kids and young teens in the Young Artists Ensemble in Thousand Oaks, is unique in that […]


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