2016-11-17 E-Edition

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Ramp meters turned on

TIME OUT—Motorists traveling the 101 Freeway from Calabasas westward through the Conejo Valley are seeing new traffic regulating meters at the on ramps, similar to this one on the northbound 101 at Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. The meters help regulate traffic flow onto the freeway, Caltrans says.

Thank you for your service

A fun tale about bullying

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Shrek Jr.’

There are many so-called “junior” productions of Broadway shows licensed for use by community and youth groups, all of which are meant to introduce younger audiences to musical theater without subjecting them to lengthy productions with often complex storylines. The junior version of “Shrek” is one that works well, especially with fidgety youngsters. It’s bright and colorful with over-the-top characters, […]

Praise concert in Simi Valley

Abundant Life Church invites the community to a free praise and contemporary worship concert the night before Thanksgiving from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Wed., Nov. 23 in the outside Center Court of the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Town Center Way. Abundant Life Church Pastor George Taggart will deliver an inspirational holiday message. Free desserts, coffee and hot chocolate will […]

Super celestial sighting

ARTS AND SCIENCE—Jeffrey Thomas, a Simi Valley software engineer, pointed his camera at the Nov. 14 supermoon and caught this stunning image with the Reagan Library in the foreground. For you camera buffs, Thomas said he used a Nikon D7000 with a “very old” 70-300mm zoom. He added some post- production bits using Adobe Lightroom and Nik’s HDR Efex Pro.

Saluting the vets

Amid the violence, humanity restored

“Hacksaw Ridge”

In the waning days of a national election with candidates demonstrating ego-based behavior comes the true story of one man whose moral code reflects the human spirit at its finest. Call it counter-programming. Call it inspirational. Call it intense entertainment. “Hacksaw Ridge” gives us an opportunity to meet Desmond T. Doss (Garfield), a World War II corporal who enlisted to […]

Hoop dreams: Lacing up for a new season

First-year coaches guide squads at Calabasas, Westlake, Oaks Christian

The circus is in town. Axl Rose didn’t sign a contract with the Harlem Globetrotters and Latrell Sprewell isn’t volunteering for Feed the Children, but madness— not the March variety—engulfed Agoura High’s gym. Conley Oliver, the Chargers’ boys’ basketball head coach, yelled barely audible instructions to his players while the school’s dance team, made up of approximately 30,000 teenage girls […]

Panel discusses senior scams

Scamming seniors is nothing new, but the criminals who target the elderly are constantly changing their tactics in an effort to steal money. A seminar called Senior Scam Stopper will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Fri., Nov. 18 at Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills to address ways that senior citizens can better arm themselves against fraud. The […]