2016-02-25 E-Edition

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‘Toilet to tap’ doesn’t sound quite 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 Niño. The hype was so over the top that there was no way the storms could deliver as promised. In fact, local rainfall totals are even lower than at this time last year, a […]

A writer’s rant about the tardy El Niño

Hot Flashes

Dear Mr. Niño, “Some of my best friends are flakes.” So said Frosty the Snowman. Seems I share his sentiments when it comes to the plans we made this year in honor of your impending arrival, loser. You should know I’ve got some really spiffy rain boots, which are doubling as shower sandals. The inside-out umbrella has been replaced by […]

Gannon Hays shines as Dickens’ orphan

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Oliver!’

When it made its Broadway debut in 1963, Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” marked the beginning of a new era in musical theater. Years before Andrew Lloyd Webber’s string of hits, “Oliver!” enchanted American audiences with its nostalgic depiction of Victorian London, music hall and Yiddish theater-inspired songs, and overall joyous atmosphere, which brightened the dark hues of Charles Dickens’ novel, “Oliver […]

‘Wax museum’ at school comes to life

A STORY TO TELL—Fifth-grader Lauren Sessing portrays aviator Amelia Earhart in the “wax museum” set up by the fourth- and fifth-graders Feb. 3 in the multipurpose room at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. Students and parents could push a button in front of each “wax figure” and the characters would share their stories.

Political Cartoon

Volunteers wanted to serve at museum and ArtWalk

The Conejo Valley Art Museum is seeking volunteers to help out at the museum and the upcoming ArtWalk fair. Museum volunteers will serve 2.5-hour shifts during open hours from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at the Janss Market Place, Ste. 193C in front of Gold’s Gym in Thousand Oaks. ArtWalk shifts are three hours, starting at 9:30 a.m. […]

Cuban music to fill the theater

The Scherr Forum will feature the music of Cuba L.A. at 8:30 p.m. Sat., March 19 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Cuba L.A., led by Grammy Award-winning flautist and founding member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Danilo Lozano, mixes rhythms, forms and instrumentations from different regions of the country. The group also includes: Luis […]


Alison Louise Knutson earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2015 semester at Iowa State University. Knutson, from Westlake Village, is majoring in graphic design at the Ames, Iowa university. Maxwell Glaser of Agoura Hills, an education and human sciences major, earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2015 semester at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Kathryn Harrington of Agoura […]

Wants more from Calabasas Senior Center

Thank you, David Shenfeld, for verbalizing my feelings in your recent letter to the editor. I agree with you. The planned Calabasas Senior Center, without exercising equipment and exercise classes for seniors, would not be a draw for me and other seniors I know as well. And I’d rather see a room available for senior social events, such as a […]