2016-07-28 E-Edition

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Petition to halt Calabasas Canyon Oaks development goes forward

Opponents appear to have gathered enough signatures on a petition against Canyon Oaks, halting the hotel and homes development in eastern Calabasas for the time being. If the petition circulated by opponents becomes validated, city officials must decide whether to reverse their earlier approval of the development on Las Virgenes Road just south of the 101 Freeway or hold a […]

Agoura couple in Nice during attack

But they decided not to attend the ill-fated celebration

A last-minute decision to save up strength for a hike the following day may have saved the lives of an Agoura Hills man and his family. Tim Hutchinson and his wife, Kathy, were visiting their daughter, Lindsey Petrignani, and her family in Nice, France when the unthinkable happened. During a July 14 Bastille Day celebration in the French Riviera city, […]

Bamboozled by some garden plants

On the Trail

Gardeners are like poets— they can fall into rapturous rhapsodies at the sight of a plant. Sometimes it’s spurred by a fit of nostalgia, like discovering a plant your grandmother grew in her long-ago garden popping up front and center in a contemporary garden, cherished by a new generation of green thumbs. Long years of trial, error and failure on […]

A riveting, honest look at a daring ‘Infiltrator’

The Movie Nut

Bryan Cranston’s face has a lived-in look. It’s a face that looks like he’s seen more than he’s ready to talk about and done more than he’s willing to reveal, but he’s come to terms with it all. It’s the right look to play Bob Mazur, a good man walking a tightrope into very bad situations. He’s the right actor […]

Happy birthday, Leonis

Parents and children came to the Leonis Adobe Museum in Old Town Calabasas on a recent Tuesday morning to feed farm animals and participate in a variety of hands-on activities mirroring what life was like on a California homestead in the late 1800s. Founded in 1966, the Leonis Adobe Association is dedicated to restoring and preserving the ranch that was […]

Local student grad only blocks away from horror

What was supposed to be a fun time at the beach with friends turned into a night of panic and fear for a Thousand Oaks native who was in Nice, France, during the July 14 massacre. Studying abroad in Prague for the summer, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Nina Heintz and two classmates decided to visit the French city […]

Ventura to be comedy central

The sixth annual Ventura Comedy Festival will take place Aug. 1 through 7 at six locations with 25 shows featuring 200 comedians. Highlights will include appearances by Jamie Kennedy of “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted” at 9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 3, and radio personality Larry Elder, who will host a show called “Derision 2016: A Political Comedy […]

Best-selling horror novel ‘Carrie’ now a musical

The Young Artists Ensemble will present its teen summer production of “Carrie the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. July 30, Aug. 3, 4, 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7 at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, “Carrie,” the musical will be staged in an […]

Agoura Hills to align local election with state

Future City Council elections will be in even, not odd years

The November election is coming and voter turnout will again be under the microscope. The state is hoping a new law that consolidates city, state and federal elections will help boost civic involvement. A 2015 law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown says that cities experiencing a “ significant decrease” in voter turnout must hold their municipal elections when the state […]