2016-09-29 E-Edition

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Given our druthers, Canyon Oaks would be best

Calabasas development, always an entertaining show, has come to a crossroads— and this crossroads lies at the intersection of Las Virgenes and Agoura roads. In a city of 24,000 people that’s been on a steady growth curve since it was founded in 1991, commercial and residential construction is beginning to wind down as buildable lots disappear. It is on the […]

AutumnFest in Agoura Hills celebrates Scandinavian culture

Dana Bisenius is proud of her Swedish background and thought it was important to teach her two children about their culture. So the family paid a visit to the Scandinavian AutumnFest and Höstmarknad on Sept. 18 at Vasa Park in Agoura Hills. “My children are mostly Swedish, and we want them to have a little bit of a sense of […]

The blues never felt so good

The Ventura County Blues Society will present its Memphis Band Challenge at noon Sat., Oct. 1 at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Ventura-based musician Darrin Yarbrough and the Shure Thing Band will perform their feel-good countrified blues. Shure Thing Band started with Yarbrough’s vision, which revisits the late ’60s/early ’70s era of rock ’n’ roll and integrates modern […]

Foodie fest

The Westlake High School instrumental music department will present a Food Truck Festival fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, behind the Thousand Oaks Library. The event will feature over 10 gourmet food trucks, family fun and live music. Tickets are $10 or $7 with discount coupon. For […]

Political Cartoon

Islamophobia called out at CLU event

Spoken word poet will perform a piece on the impact of racism

Cal Lutheran University will offer a free performance by spoken word poet Mohammad Moussa titled “Shattered Glass: A Multimedia Performance on the Impact of Islamophobia.” The performance will take place at 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 29 in Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. The event will tell the story of the murder of three Muslim students […]

Teens stand up against suicide

Adrian Schemm is all too familiar with the suicidal thoughts many young people deal with. The Grace Brethren High School senior said he was bullied as a child. As a consequence, he thought about killing himself. “I tried to overcome the suicidal thoughts on my own, but in the end what really helped me was a kid that I went […]

Mockingbird on snowshoes presents a rehab challenge


A small fledgling northern mockingbird came to the California Wildlife Center this spring from a Los Angeles animal shelter. Both of this young bird’s feet were knuckled, meaning it was walking on the tops of its toes. Imagine if your toes were curled under all the way back to your heels and you had to “stand” on the tops of […]

Guest opinion /// Five reasons to support California WaterFix

A simple truth: Our homes, businesses and communities in western Los Angeles County served by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District would not exist were it not for water from Northern California. But the reliability of those supplies is at long-term risk. This high quality Sierra Nevada supply flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. But, deteriorating environmental conditions have led […]