2017-01-26 E-Edition

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Pet of the week

ON A HAPPY NOTE—Figaro is a male brown-and-white Italian greyhound mix about 4 years old. He is very sweet. If you would like to adopt Figaro ask for ID No. A5018146 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Wig and Stache Party in March

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will present a Wig and Stache Party from 7 to 11 p.m. Fri., March 10 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, Two Dole Drive. The event will have a raffle, dancing and silent auction. Net proceeds will benefit Many Mansions, Triunfo YMCA, Conejo Free Clinic and Cancer Support Community. Tickets are $80 and include […]

Rollin’ with Rita Rudner

It’s only fitting that Rita Rudner’s Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza appearances coincide with Valentine’s Day weekend. The wry stand-up comic, 63, has built her career on making comedic hay of relationships, including her three-decade union with British writer-director Martin Bergman. “In Hollywood, a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk,” Rudner has joked. Her two performances on Feb. […]

Story of missing child is heartfelt

The Movie Nut

Every year in India, 80,000 children go missing. This is the story of one of them. In both human and photographic terms, it’s beautifully told and powerfully moving. “Lion” is proof that a talented filmmaker with a small principal cast can fully take over your heart and mind and tear ducts and hold you in the palm of their hands […]

Eatery offers winning recipe for success

Acorn Epicurean

What do you get when you take a thriving, decades-old restaurant that serves tasty comfort food and add two new motivated owners and a loyal clientele? You get the Country Harvest Restaurant in Newbury Park—a recipe for success that keeps on keeping on. Even the back story is as warming as the freshly made muffins, soda bread and down-home country […]


FRI., JAN. 27 Newcomers-Encore Club Of Conejo Valley 8:30 a.m. meet in parking lot between senior center and Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Walk and talk event. After walking, go to The Oaks mall, on Hillcrest Drive, outside of food court for coffee and to learn about club activities. Contact: Bonnie Northcott. Phone: 805.374.2815. Bella Vita […]

Keeping joy alive and hopes up in the coming year

Roots of Faith

Years ago at church camp, we young campers sat around the campfire and sang, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart . . . down in my heart to stay.” But these days it sometimes seems that joy has gone AWOL. When we greet the new morning with “Oh no, back to the grind” instead of […]

A cutting-edge story about surgery

Family Man

There’s another dimension of surgery beyond that which is known to the patient. According to the guy in the hospital who kept referring to himself as my bartender, I, the patient in this case, wouldn’t remember my procedure because I was going to get some kind of anesthetic that causes amnesia. “I don’t want amnesia,” I told my wife as […]

Award-winning student art on display

EVERY DROP COUNTS—An array of student artworks interpreting the theme “Water is Life” is on display during regular business hours through Jan. 31 at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. This year’s competition includes artist Chris Lee, a third-grader at Somac Elementary School, and his poster shown here. Each year thousands of young artists create […]