CLU celebrates international students

Cal Lutheran University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 16 through 20 with free activities on its Thousand Oaks campus. The “World Celebrations” event will kick off with a fair with food and entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. Wed., Nov. 18 on the University Plaza, outside Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center on Olsen Road. An international chapel service will […]

Gaines safe in final vote count

Late ballots not enough to put Roseman in front

The final provisional and vote-by-mail counting that took place one week after the Nov. 3 Calabasas City Council election showed incumbent Fred Gaines defeating challenger Steve Roseman by 73 votes for one of the two contested seats. Challenger Alicia Weintraub maintained her first-place lead and finished with 2,289 votes, or 35 percent, in the final tally that took place Nov. […]

Iraq War vet releases book about feisty female photojournalist

Brave Dickey Chapelle was killed in action

John Garofolo of Oak Park has been captivated for decades by the story of Dickey Chapelle, the first American female war correspondent to be killed in action. A screenwriter, professor, advertising executive, Iraq War veteran and a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, Garofolo recently released “Dickey Chapelle Under Fire,” a book of photographs taken by Chapelle. She died […]

How to make flight connections less stressful for all

Flying Squirrel

If you travel by air, you may find yourself on a set of connecting flights. You might take off from Burbank or Los Angeles, fly to one airport, then change planes for a second flight to your final destination. In a previous column, I discussed strategies for choosing the city through which you connect, especially when your destination (e.g., New […]

No beauty school drop-outs here

‘GREASE’ IS THE WORD—From left, Samantha Goldstein, Jordan Erickson, Matt Katz and Bailey Tait are some of the student actors in the musical“Grease”at the Westlake High School Carpenter Family Theatre Nov. 18 to 21. Shows are 7 p.m. with a 1 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets are$12 and $15. Buy tickets at the door or at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34378.

Pepperdine plans to open branch campus in Calabasas

Pepperdine University has received permission from the City of Calabasas to establish a satellite campus in the city. The Calabasas Planning Commission approved a request Oct. 15 to convert a vacant 107,000-square-foot commercial office building on Agoura Road into a campus that will include classrooms, operational departments, and a community and family therapy clinic. The building at 26750 Agoura Road […]

Cancer group in financial difficulty

Donations drop, chief executive leaves office

Running a nonprofit organization and surviving the fierce competition for donations isn’t easy. But for one local organization that helps thousands of individuals impacted by cancer, the work must go on. Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara reports it is having financial difficulties and facing possible program cuts. Executive director Jim Campbell recently resigned his post for undisclosed reasons. He […]

Learn Indianstyle cooking

Veteran cooking instructor and cookbook author Farhana Sahibzada will give a class in Indian/ Pakistani cooking from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 19 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Circle. The class will cover Indianinspired holiday appetizers and desserts, samosas, veggie and meat pakoras, chutney and lahori cream horns with chai. The cost is $35 […]

Young actress is already an old hand in the TV industry

Ten-year-old Conejo Valley resident Isabella Crovetti-Cramp is already a show-business veteran. At age 5, the young actress played the title character in the 2011 TV movie “Possessing Piper Rose,” and shortly after portrayed Abby Weaver on the ABC series “The Neighbors,” which ran for two seasons. She’s appeared on episodes of Disney’s “Jessie,” FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and […]

Headliners bring standup work to T.O.

HashtagComedy brings Hollywood headliners to Thousand Oaks each month for an evening of entertainment in an intimate cabaret setting. The next performance will from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. The show is for 18 years and up only. Cocktails can be purchased with valid ID. Doors open […]