2015-11-12 E-Edition

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The shaping Calabasas

WEST SIDE DEVELOPMENT—Above and to the right, workers knock down a hillside on Las Virgenes Road to prepare for an 80- home condo development. Also being planned for the gateway to Malibu Canyon are two new hotels. Below, grading gets underway for the new $30-million Lost Hills freeway interchange.

Food lovers embrace ‘fast casual’ concept


Local foodies have good news to salivate over. The area’s restaurants continue to show solid gains, fueled by a sector called “fast casual” that is growing three times quicker than the rest of the industry, a group of experts said at a Nov. 4 business breakfast in the Westlake Village Inn. The presentation by Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) 101 […]

Lots of bling

ALL THAT GLITTERS—Julie Stankowski of Westlake dons a glittery headband from Posh Sox at the 34th annual Gingerbread Boutique at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church. The Nov. 5 event, presented by the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club, offered food and gifts for sale. The money helps the club donate to various charities.

Multimedia show dramatizes effects of war

Cal Lutheran University will present “Under Fire: Stories of Combat Veterans Across Generations” in the Black Box Studio Theatre in the Theatre Arts Building at 141 Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus. The show will take place on these dates and times: 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 14, 18, 19 and 20; 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22; 10:30 […]

Calabasas High teacher honored for innovative teaching

Calabasas High School English teacher Diane McEvoy has again been recognized by the Las Virgenes Unified School District for her exemplary teaching skills. At the district’s Oct. 12 Staff Development Day, McEvoy was presented with the LVUSD’s Instructional Leader Award. The district’s Educational Services Department created the award in 2013 to honor teachers who are lifelong learners and who go […]

Competing interests complicate lab cleanup

Level of field lab remediation continues to be a point of contention

Part two of a three-part series While nearly all agree that a toxic cleanup is necessary at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, what constitutes an appropriate level of remediation continues to be the major point of contention among the property’s owners, government agencies, activists and other interested groups. Today, the 2,850-acre field lab in the southern hills of Simi Valley […]

Rat poison caused P-34 death

Lab tests done on a female mountain lion found dead in Point Mugu State Park Sept. 30 have confirmed the animal died as a result of rodentcide poisoning. The National Park Service found the animal, known as Puma- 34, was exposed to several types of compounds from anticoagulant rat poison. While the park service doesn’t know exactly how the animal […]


Safety workshops Pattie Fitzgerald, a certified prevention educator with Safely Ever After Inc., will host back-to-back workshops Sun., Nov. 15 on effective strategies for keeping children safe in the Paskow Sanctuary, Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. An adults-only workshop will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A children’s workshop will be from 11:45 a.m. to […]

Turbulent waters for melodrama

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Lovely Boat’

OK, let’s see a show of hands. How many people out there miss the ’70s? You remember: the decade that celebrated big hair, bell bottoms, leisure suits and lava lamps—and (shudder) disco? Well, for those who do, Moorpark’s High Street Arts Center is staging “The Lovely Boat Melodrama,” which purports to be an affectionate takeoff on one of the decade’s […]