2016-11-03 E-Edition

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Ban the plastic

Plastic bags have become a menace to our environment, leaving pollutants in our oceans and lakes, and even contaminating our food. Proposition 67, which would ratify Senate Bill 270, is written to “prohibit large grocery stores and pharmacies from providing plastic single-use carryout bags and ban small grocery stores, convenience stores and liquor stores from doing so the following year.” […]

Free lecture in Agoura Hills to address teen mental health

A team from Engage will present a free lecture on teen mental health from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Nov. 3, at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. The event is for parents who feel lost or uncertain on how to connect with their teens. The lecture will walk parents through the biology of an […]

All alpacas, all the time

SoCalpaca Fall Alpaca Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at Alpacas at Windy Hill, 7660 Bradley Road, Somis. Admission to the all-ages event is free. The public can br ing cameras. Strollers are OK. Leave pets at home. Attractions include the following: The live alpaca show, where alpacas will be judged on fleece […]

Measure S continues taxing tradition

Residents weigh tax against District of Choice concerns

Oak Park Unified School District will ask voters to extend a school bond that is set to retire next year. If it passes, Measure S will impose a $60 parcel tax per $100,000 of assessed value at the time the property is purchased. For longtime residents who bought their homes when prices were lower, the tax would be minimal. A […]

Calabasas Canyon Oaks development loses

Calabasas voters overwhelmingly rejected Measure F in Tuesday’s election, but the challenge of reshaping growth in the congested Las Virgenes Valley has only just begun. Further debate lies ahead. More than 7,400 of the city’s 15,400 registered voters cast ballots. Two-thirds of them supported the referendum to halt the Canyon Oaks hotel and homes development that was slated to be […]

Calabasas and F

There are three easy steps to the Canyon Oaks development and the future of Calabasas in this order: Vote no on Measure F. Then recall Fred Gaines. There were more than 2,000 signatures to place Measure F on the ballot, and those same people plus more will put the wheels in motion to clean house within the council. Remove Dennis […]

Calabasas film screening to offer food for thought about seeds

The new award-winning film “Seed: The Untold Story” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 21 at Calabasas Stadium 6, 4767 Commons Way. The documentary is about the loss of seed diversity and the movement to restore the future of food. The film is from the creators of “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” and “Queen of the Sun: […]

Comedy troupe puts ‘mock’ into democracy

SHOW REVIEW /// The Capitol Steps

With the election mercifully only a few days away, seeing that the Capitol Steps were appearing at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza last week evoked the same feelings as a parched man wandering in the desert and then seeing a water hole. The Capitol Steps comedy troupe started in 1981, putting the “mock” in democracy through their timely lampooning […]

Middle schoolers have a need for speed

ON THE FAST TRACK—The Medea Creek Middle School cross country girls’varsity team placed third out of 17 teams in the 2-mile race in the Mount Sac Cross Country Invitation last Friday. Bottom row, from left: Grace Zeolia, Amanda Dermott,and Shiri Ratoviz. Top row: Hannah Glazer, Elisha Tong and Neha Jag.

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