2015-10-29 E-Edition

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Chalking up votes for the school board candidates


Three candidates are running for two seats in the Nov. 3 Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education election. Among the issues in the race are school finances and the future of the new Common Core standards. One candidate, Gary Mittin, declined to be interviewed for this feature. Wasserman Mathy Wasserman, a candidate for a seat on the Las […]

For Agoura Hills City Council

I am writing to urge Agoura Hills voters to reelect Agoura Hills Councilmember and current Mayor Illece Buckley Weber and to elect Agoura Hills Planning Commission chair Linda Northrup to Agoura Hills City Council. I believe these two candidates have demonstrated their commitment to this city over a long period of time and have also shown a willingness to do […]

Aged to perfection

BEFORE AND AFTER—Tal Datner, 24, and Gabriella Abutbol, 21, of Agoura Hills are going all out this Halloween. They designed lifelike masks and costumes and took on the role of an elderly couple.

Barbra Streisand tribute

Cruisin Oldies Concerts will present “Hello Gorgeous! A Live Tribute to Barbra Streisand” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 8 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Actress/singer Rebecca Clark portrays Streisand in this one-woman musical delivering the greatest hits performed live with no sync or voice track. Through singing, comedic dialogue, and crowd […]

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (7-1) at Oak Park (6-2) Outlook: The Coyotes, who are No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division coaches’ poll, will qualify for the postseason with a win on Friday at Oak Park. Calabasas bounced back nicely from a 40-39 setback to Camarillo the previous weekend by taking care of business against Agoura in a 34-0 home win. QB […]

Halloween is here

DEAD-LINE—Above, Dee Costanzo is displaying this creative home decoration in Oak Park. Below, Dustin Denti photographs his children, Taylor and Luke, at the Oak Park Community Gardens pumpkin patch. See more fun Halloween photos on Pages 28, 29.


LAST MINUTE PUSH—Thefirst regular fall municipal election for the City of Calabasas is this Tuesday, and the four candidates running for two seats are putting the finishing touches on their campaigns. Clockwise from upper left, Fred Gaines, the only incumbent in the race, reaches out to resident Mike Ryan while walking door-to-door and meeting the city’s voters. Challengers Alicia Weintraub […]

The legend of Willow Hollow

Being a “fraidy-cat” has always given me a bad rap at Halloween. Ghoulish masks and fake blood make me run for cover. I’d faint dead away if ever I found myself on the doorstep of a haunted house, with my last conscious thought being the time my diabolical brother dared me to watch “Psycho.” So, during Halloween season I endeavor […]

So two Jews and a Muslim walk into a room . . .

FUNNYMAN—The always entertaining Cantor Kenny Ellis of Agoura Hills shares his collection of comedy and dance pieces at the “Exploring Jewish Humor and Music” program Oct. 21 at Lundring Events Center on the campus of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. See Kenny’s story at www.kennyellis.com.