2017-02-23 E-Edition

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Nation’s ugly mood turns even our own community sour

The year is off to a difficult start as we see a nation convulsed by anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic behavior: The Islamophobia rooted in a desire to effect changes in national immigration law, the hatred of Jews rooted in centuries of learned behavior that even we as a modern, forward-thinking people cannot seem to get past. Perhaps it’s all tied to […]

Bird’s-eye view of Calabasas

Carrying binoculars and a census sheet—not to mention a walking stick, to keep aggressive geese at bay—Wendi Gladstone strolled around Lake Calabasas on a recent Sunday morning counting birds. Total for the day: 46 species. Gladstone is a frequent visitor at the lake, a 21-acre haven for birds of all types that’s owned and maintained by the Calabasas Park Homeowners […]

And the Oscars for the Best Picture and other categories go to . . .

The Movie Nut

The best picture nominees this year have something for everyone who loves movies, and while there are clear Oscar favorites—based on other award shows—the Academy sometimes makes a surprising choice. Here are some reasons why each contender should win—and why it won’t—next weekend: “Arrival” This movie tugs at your brain and your heart while it tackles big questions and explores […]

Big wave rider

Lamond Murray Jr. is a scoring machine for Pepperdine

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s super Wave Lamond Murray Jr. soaring for another bucket in Firestone Fieldhouse. Murray, the leading scorer for the Pepperdine University men’s basketball team, out-jumps everybody when he spots up and blasts off for two points. “A lot of times, once he jumps, it’s just him, the basketball and the basket,” Pepperdine […]

Political Cartoon

Seminar for legal pros

The Conejo Valley Legal Professionals Association will present a two-session educational seminar from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., March 4 at the Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The sessions are “Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Qui Tam Litigation: Dealing With Corporate and International Organized Crime” by Rene Folse and David […]

Middle school musical is rockin’

Lindero Canyon Middle School will present the musical “School of Rock,” based on the movie of the same name, at the Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 3, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 4. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is the story of Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe […]

Stand by your man

TIME TO GET AWAY—Calabasas High boys’ basketball senior wing Jesse Gonzales, right, and Westlake senior guard Bing Huang battle on the hardwood earlier this year. Both teams’ seasons ended in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. Calabasas, which captured the Marmonte League title, reached the Division 1AA quarterfinals before falling 71-57 at Rancho Verde on Tuesday. Westlake lost to Villa Park 69-60 […]

Opposed to homeless tax

Thank you for bringing attention to Measure H for Los Angeles County residents. I strongly oppose the measure. L.A. County tax will be 9.25 on July 1, among the highest in the nation. I am all for helping the less unfortunate people in Los Angeles County, but sales tax is not a way to go. The tax is regressive. The […]