2016-12-01 E-Edition

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You know winter is here because…

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR—Santa, sleigh bells and even a little snow sprinkles are the hallmarks of a Southern California winter. Left, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive with their elves at the Nov. 18 holiday tree-lighting ceremony at The Promenade in Westlake. Below left, the Beverly Belles, an Andrews Sisters-inspired singing trio, performs at the event. Bottom, […]

These are some of my favorite things

Hot Flashes

“You look at your engine?” asked Sophia in shock, after our friend Michele said creatures were eating parts of her car’s insides. “Not really,” Michele answered. “Only when I have to.” It was 7 a.m. Friday and the air was dusted with old broad sweat and overcooked coffee. The laughter that erupted from our morning gym group nearly blasted out […]

Kwanzaa festivities at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran University’s Black Student Union will host a free community Kwanzaa celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 8 in the Kingsmen Room of the Student Union at 3391 Mountclef Blvd. on the Thousand Oaks campus. CLU students will present the principles and symbols of Kwanzaa, a celebration of heritage that will include authentic African and African American […]

Two concerts in Calabasas

Calabasas High School will present two concerts on campus at 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. •The CHS Vivace advanced women’s choir group will sing Bob Dylan songs at 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 5 in the Black Box Theater in the school’s performing arts education center. Tickets are $10. “When Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, it got me […]

Pet of the week

ORANGE CRUSH—Valerie is a female orange and white tabby domestic shorthair mix about 11 months old. She is sweet and gets along with other cats. To adopt Valerie, ask for ID No. A5002460 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Check http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Lion gets death warrant

P-45 attacks more livestock, and officials issue shoot-to-kill order

The male mountain lion known as P-45 hunts for prey, but now he’s the one being hunted. For the second time in the past year, the big cat is a prime suspect in the killing of livestock on private property in the Santa Monica Mountains. On Nov. 19, the cougar reportedly attacked a dozen alpacas, killing 10 and injuring two, […]

Scouting for food

HELPING HANDS—Five Cub Scouts from the Calabasas Pack 333, Den 6 Wolves, led by Steven Rude, present donations as part of their month-long collection drive for veterans. Aleksander Rude (also below), Noah Gendelman, Ethan Regenstreif, Bode Kyman and Ryan Mercer—all second-graders from Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas—collected over $3,000 in gift cards and five full carloads of items that […]

Post-turkey, pre-ham blues

Single Files

If I could hold a melody or whistle a tune, I might want to sing the “Post-Turkey, Pre- More-Celebration Blues” for singles spending the holiday season alone. On the other hand, some of us might want to hum a few bars of the Cyndi Lauper ditty “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” or Asher Roth’s “She Don’t Wanna Man,” and some […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 2: Talent show/ main stage/7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 5: Every 15 Minutes/ A1/1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 6: Dance team meeting/ faculty dining room/6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 7: Late start day Every 15 Minutes / A1/12:30 to 1 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 8: Cross country banquet/G building/6:30 p.m. Winter music concert/ main stage/7 p.m. December information […]