2015-11-19 E-Edition

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Play review missed the boat

OK, let’s have a show of hands: How many think Cary Ginell’s review of “The Lovely Boat” was way too harsh? Ahha. Just as I thought—they agree with me. I found a lot to laugh about in this fun satire. Sandy Pratt’s character was creative and well-crafted and her facial expressions were hysterical. Mr. Bjork and Baboo were the most […]

Let’s talk turkey

Hot Flashes

It was all so simple on Adair Street. For Thanksgiving, Mom ordered the bird from our local yokel, threw it in the back seat of the station wagon next to the barf bucket, scrubbed it (the turkey, not the bucket), stuffed the puppy, slathered it with butter and baked the sucker until it was dry as the scale on granny’s […]

Symphony dancers will have a ball

New West Symphony members will put on their dancing shoes for the organization’s annual Poinsettia Ball fundraising gala Fri., Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Themed “Dancing with the Stars at the Poinsettia Ball 2015,” the event will partner community leaders with dance professionals from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Thousand Oaks. Participants will compete in a dance […]

Students behind kids with cancer

When Alexa Yarnell left Oak Park two years ago to attend college at New York University, she was set to major in biology, but her career path and outlook on life underwent a change after she learned about the struggles of a 7-year-old girl stricken with cancer. In 2012, Yarnell’s sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi, organized members of the campus Greek […]

Questions remain about potential health risks

Despite numerous cancer cases among residents living near the Santa Susana Field Lab, determining a definitive link proves to be difficult

Contamination left over from decades of nuclear testing at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory has been pegged by many as the source of cancers and other health issues in the area, but not all are convinced there’s a connection. Between 1988 and 2002, Hal Morgenstern, an epidemiology professor at the University of Michigan, conducted a number of health studies to […]

Are you ready for the ‘holi-daze’?

Single Files

Hopefully my loyal “Life in the Single Lane” followers have been able to find me here with my new column head and its new name. Although there was nothing wrong with the old one, the newspaper has been updating the look of all of the headers, and the former name of my column no longer fit the new profile. I […]

Musical offers nostalgia, glamour

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Follies’

Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” was a show that signaled a cataclysmic change in musical theater in the early 1970s. A revue taking place in a time-ambiguous setting, it utilizes a story that has no plot. The Conejo Players’ new production of “Follies” is a potent, ravishing piece that wrings emotions from its players as well as its audience. For Arryck Adams, […]

A special day

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention will present the Didi Hirsch International Survivors of Suicide Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21 at the Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court This year’s program will have a special screening of “Family Journeys: Healing and Hope,” a new documentary produced by the AFSP that traces the ripple effect of a […]


Agoura Hills A burglar stole $1,000 in cash and caused $1,250 in damage breaking into Agoura’s Famous Deli in the 5900 block of Kanan Road Nov. 6. Someone stole seven computers valued at $7,000 and caused $1,000 in damage breaking into a building at Agoura High School in the 28500 block of Driver Avenue Nov. 5. A vandal caused $1,000 […]

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