2016-01-21 E-Edition

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A giving thing

On behalf of the multitude of homeless recipients who received blankets, sleeping bags, personal items such as diapers, jackets and hot meals, the Fred Jordan Mission wishes to say thank you. Without the help of many different entities and individual contributions, the work of the mission could not be continued. One-hundred percent of all donations and contributions are used for […]

Behind the curtain

The Westlake Village Reads One City, One Literary Theme program will host a “What is Theatre?” program at 11 a.m. Sat., Jan. 23 at the Westlake Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Local theater performers and companies will describe the experience from the conception of a production to the final bow with the points of view from actors, stage hands […]

Theater fundraiser highlights upcoming attractions

Performance of 60 songs from 30 shows

As theaters across Ventura County begin a new year of musical shows, Panic! Productions will celebrate the many countywide offerings with “Coming Distractions” at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 23 at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Reino Road The show is a fundraiser to benefit both Panic! and the NPHS theater department. The program will feature […]

Caregivers need support, too

Caring for a sick or elderly relative over time can take a toll on the caregiver. Sometimes the cost is financial, but for many people, taking care of a parent or sibling during their time of need is emotionally draining at the very least. Senior Concerns, a private nonprofit organization in Thou- sand Oaks, provides support services to seniors and […]

Not happy with Calabasas plan

The city threw its own homeowners under the bus despite the voice of longtime homeowners and senior citizens on Park Mirasol and Park Sorrento, who vehemently opposed the approval of the planning commission’s conditional use permit for Soul Cycle at their Jan. 7 meeting. The homeowners’ opposition landed on deaf ears, except for those of commissioner David Litt, in spite […]

Parks teeming with events during celebration

In celebration of its centennial this year, the National Park Service is planning activities for the public and sprucing up many of its 400-plus parks Visitors to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will find refreshed trailheads with new signs offering more details about the habitat, spokesperson Kate Kuykendall said. Encompassing more than 153,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, […]

Martial arts demos at ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ screenings

To provide an enhanced viewing experience of the new “Kung Fu Panda 3” animated film, Tiger Crane Kung Fu, a Simi Valley martial arts school, and Muvico Theatre in Thousand Oaks are teaming up for live onsite performances of authentic kung fu during the film’s opening weekend. Tiger Crane Kung Fu will give martial arts demonstrations, including unarmed choreography, self-defense […]

Pet of the week

READY FOR LOVE—Nismo is a male, chocolate part Siamese about 11 years old. He is a mellow cat needing love. If you would like to adopt Nismo ask for ID No. A4897275 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Roller hockey deal under fire

Last year, the Los Angeles Kings Valley Ice Center submitted a proposal to Calabasas parks and recreation manager Jeff Rubin to take over the roller-hockey program at de Anza Park.   Amidst allegations of improprieties against the current contract holder, backed by more than 70 complaint letters from disgruntled players both cur-rent and past, the city manager decided to keep […]