2017-05-04 E-Edition

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Coffee with the council member

Please save the date and join me for my next constituent coffee or, as I like to refer to it, “Coffee with Alicia,” at 9 a.m. Fri., May 19 at the Corner Bakery in The Commons shopping center of Calabasas. My last coffee was a great opportunity for me to hear from you in an informal environment and, as a […]

Don’t miss the huddle on a cuddle-club muddle

Single Files

Although I can be an independent, confident and self-sufficient gal, sometimes I have to admit that I can be a wimp. Every once in awhile, something comes along that leaves me bewildered, boggled or downright shaking in my boots. There’s been a subject I’ve been meaning to write about for some time now but, frankly, I’ve been afraid to do […]


THURS., MAY 4 Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. Contact: Rick McHenry. Phone: 805. 405.4566. Conejo Valley Woodworkers Assoc. 7 p.m. at Redwood Middle School (round building in center of campus), 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. General meeting. Contact: Tom. Phone: 805.491.2499. Web: www.cvwa.org. Business And Professional […]

Pet of the week

PEPPY—Norm is a male brown and white shorthair Chihuahua about 3 years old. He likes to run around with high energy. To adopt Norm, ask for ID No. A5045030 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.

Parcel tax blues

On April Fools’ Day of this year, I received in the mail the sample ballot for the Measure A Oak Park school parcel tax, along with a flyer touting its benefits. This, by far, was the most cleverly crafted April fools’ joke I have seen in some time. The residents of Oak Park have been paying some of the highest […]

Digging the trees

HAPPY ARBOR DAY!—Above, Alison Kenney and daughter Shannon are among the volunteers at an April 29 Arbor Day tree planting in Calabasas. Left, 5-year-old James Elginer really digs the work. The City of Calabasas hosted the tree and shrub planting at Mountains Restoration Trust headquarters on Old Topanga Canyon Road. More than 70 volunteers helped restore the vegetation that was […]

You’ll die laughing at classic comedy playing at High Street Arts Center

play review /// ‘Arsenic And Old Lace’

At a key point in Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace,” confused lover Elaine Harper tells her exasperated beau Mortimer Brewster, “If you think you’re going to get out of this by pretending you’re insane, you’re crazy!” That’s the kind of humor that prevails in the still potent 1939 black comedy, in its final weekend at the High Street Arts […]

Fun for turtle and tortoise lovers

The San Fernando Valley Chapter of Turtle and Tortoise Club California will present its annual educational and fundraising show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., May 20 at Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills. This family-friendly event will feature live turtles and tortoises, exhibits, a boutique and a raffle. Guests can learn about these living dinosaurs, […]

Blood relatives

What would you do if your child needed blood and none was available? A couple of years ago my daughter, a fourth-grade teacher, had a sweet and loving child in her classroom appropriately named Butterfly. This little girl was full of joy and much loved by her classmates. She was usually the first child to run out of the room […]

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