2016-11-10 E-Edition

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Oh, Halloween

Last week was Halloween, and like most children, mine had been looking forward to trick-or-treating with friends. Therefore I was saddened to learn that they didn’t end up trick-or-treating because they were greeted at the first few houses they went to with comments such as, “I don’t give candy to older kids” and, “Aren’t you too old to be trick-or-treating?” […]

Seniors invited to gobble up Thanksgiving luncheon

Calabasas Rotary to serve all thefixin’s

The Rotary Club of Calabasas will host its 28th annual senior luncheon at the Sagebrush Cantina in old town Calabasas on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, Organizers say it’s a good, old-fashioned community occasion in which attendees and volunteers come together to ensure a fun day for all. More than 600 seniors who don’t have family in the area or who […]

Retired Israeli ambassador to speak

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture titled “What The New President Needs To Know About The Middle East: The Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between the United States and Israel” at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 14 at the Skelton Family Lecture Hall, Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The speaker, retired Israeli ambassador Yoram Ettinger, brings 40 years […]

Girls’ volleyball, tennis teams struggle in playoffs

Playoffs are a time for cheers and jeers. La Reina High has a good reason to celebrate after winning a five-set thriller over Alemany in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 girls’ volleyball semifinals on Tuesday. The Regents (21-7 overall) face Culver City (25-8) for a section championship at 2 p.m. Friday at Cerritos College. Other local volleyball teams didn’t fare […]

Calabasas film producer sentenced

An independent film producer from Calabasas was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for interstate transportation of stolen property in the theft of nearly $1.5 million that should have gone to his partner in a film production deal, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 7. Julio Caro, 57, was charged July 12 with moving money to New Jersey […]

Back to the future, part two: If I only knew then what I know now

Single Files

If we knew then what we know now, many of us would probably have taken very different paths in our lives. For example, if I could take the knowledge and wisdom I’ve learned over the years and impart it to my younger self, I’d probably be wiser, healthier, cuter, smarter and, most definitely, richer. It seems my recent column about […]


THURS., NOV. 10 Westlake Village Encore Club 9:30 a.m. at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, WLV. Greg Barnes, director of environmental health and safety at Los Robles Hospital, speaks on balance and fall prevention. Coffee and refreshments. Guests welcome. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sutter’s Mill, 3885 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Terry […]

Ready, set, run!

STRONG START—Above, from left, brothers Aiden, Ryan and Lance Gribi of Calabasas jockey for position at the start of the Fun Run, one of many races at the Nov. 6 Calabasas Classic Run. Below left, Leila Shirazin and Vanessa Mahler of Calabasas finish the 10K race. Below right, there’s no stopping this senior. Irving Ornstein, 86, of Woodland Hills takes […]

Roadblock for Ventura transit tax

Initiative falls short of two-thirds requirement

Three times wasn’t a charm for the Ventura County Transportation Commission, sponsor of the failed Measure AA half-cent sales tax. Though the measure received 136,043 yes votes to the 102,990 opposed, it failed because this type of proposal requires two-thirds of the voters’ approval. It had only 56.91 percent. It was the third attempt to pass a transportation tax since […]

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