2015-11-05 E-Edition

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Political Cartoon

Calabasas in bloom

The City of Calabasas has received a 5 Blooms–Silver rating and a special mention for the Las Virgenes Creek Restoration at the 2015 National Communities in Bloom Symposium and Awards ceremonies held in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Calabasas participated in the International Challenge (Large) category along with Cervia, Italy; Fort Erie, Ontario; Kilkenny, Ireland; and Rosemère, Quebec. During the summer, […]

Meet the new walks in town

For walkers and joggers who enjoy setting off on a safe, paved scenic path separated from asphalt traffic and bicycling lanes, there’s a double delight to discover this fall. Two recently completed paths may be found along the stretch of Agoura Road between Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills and Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village. Two years ago I’d […]

Artists and inspiration at CLU

The show features paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from the U.S. and Europe

Cal Lutheran University will present a free exhibit featuring works by contemporary representational artists and the pre-modern artists who inspired them through Jan. 21 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art on the Thousand Oaks campus. A reception for “Transmission: Secrets of the Studio” will take place at 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7. The show features paintings, drawings and […]

Nominations sought for caregiver-friendly businesses

Senior Concerns, Chamber to give awards Jan. 8

Senior Concerns, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills are seeking nominations through Jan. 8 for the Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Award. Community members are asked to nominate local employers who demonstrate leadership by accommodating and recognizing family caregivers for the Caregivers Matter . . . Conejo Cares campaign. Award winners […]

Election’s over, now the hard part

Advice to the many candidates: Are you sure you are up to the task? Watch, what you wish for may come true. Whatever office you seek will put demands on you that you didn’t consider. Every day when I wake up, before I have my first cup of coffee, I wonder how I can take care of business to pay […]

Baker dishes out sweets on TV

Resident and firefighter on Food Network reality show

They say if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. So a firefighter whose job is to withstand intense heat while on the job should have no problem staying in the kitchen and baking cookies and pies. Although if that kitchen is in a television studio and filled with other cooks competing against you, that’s a different […]

Give needy families a Thanksgiving meal

Manna, the Conejo Valley’s oldest and largest hunger relief organization, is preparing for the holiday season. In order to provide nutritious holiday dinners, Manna’s goal is to collect enough food and grocery store gift cards to provide 500 families in need with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. The annual “Thanksgiving for All” program will take place Nov. 23 […]

Macabre, sexy and dashing, they come to life

‘The Addams Family’

The Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi provided its opening night audience with a Halloween treat last Saturday night with the debut of its production of that spooky, ooky musical, “The Addams Family.” If there ever was a production that inspired more laughs at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, we haven’t seen it. This show isn’t just amusing, it’s roaringly […]