Comics help connect pets to vets The Pets for Vets Comedy Show will be at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 25 at the Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6 p.m. Comedians from Comedy Central, Conan and the “Tonight Show” will perform. The show is rated PG-13. The event will raise money to match rescue pets […]

Teens present ‘Guys and Dolls’ in Agoura

The Agoura Community Theater, in cooperation with Curtain Call Youth Theatre, is selling tickets for the teen performance of “Guys and Dolls” in the Agoura High School Performing Arts and Education Center, 28545 Driver Ave. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee Feb. 25 through 27. The musical, acted by teens ages […]

Acorn Opinion – ‘Toilet to tap’ doesn’t sound right, but it’s the way to go

Rule No. 1 in sports betting: If one team is touted as a definite, can’t miss lock winner, then run the other way. Same thing with El Nino. The hype was so intense that there was no way the storms could deliver as promised. In fact, local rainfall totals are even less than last year at this time, a supposed […]


Agoura Hills A burglar stole $5,000 worth of jewelry from a home on Calabria Drive Feb. 1. A woman reported that someone trespassed on her property on Canmore Street Feb. 1 Calabasas Someone stole a 10 cent paper cup, two pens valued at 50 cents and $20 in cash from an unlocked car parked on Ceanothus Place Jan. 30. Someone […]

Nothing can sour this sweet song

On the Trail

Sometimes a song gets stuck in your head whether you intend it to or not. Recently a raunchy ditty called “Ex’s & Oh’s” got lodged in my brain, probably because as I spun the dial on my car stereo it was playing on every station simultaneously. Mercifully, at the Westlake Village Library’s Book Nook, I found a CD featuring “The […]

Instruments are works of art at exhibit

Lucy and Ethel. The Oscars and the red carpet. Wine and cheese. Each has earned their rightful place in popular pairing history. The Museum of Ventura County’s “Art and Artisans” exhibit hopes to do the same. “Duets: Art and Artisans in Harmony,” on display through March at the 102-year-old museum in the city of Ventura, pairs more than 20 hand-made […]

A cautionary tale about Calabasas spending


The trickle-down effect of the new Calabasas Senior Center is making some residents nervous. The city’s elderly have been clamoring for a place to call their own for the past five years. But construction on the $4.5-million center is already a reported $110,000 over budget, and imposing high membership fees to pay for the shortfall is not an option, the […]

Forum for senate candidates

A free forum for the announced candidates for the 27th Senate District will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 20 at the Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by current state Sen. Fran Pavley. The district covers Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Simi […]

Lindero Canyon models Google with student invention opportunities

Karrie DeMarco conducts her eighth-grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) class at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills like a day at Google, where employees are allowed to spend 20 percent of their time on the job implementing their own big ideas. The tech giant’s famous management philosophy has taken off in DeMarco’s elective class like gangbusters. In […]

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