2017-05-18 E-Edition

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Pet of the week

CREATURE FEATURE—Kreacher is a male gray and brindle domestic longhair cat about 8 years old. He is good with small children and other pets. He is an indoor cat. If you would like to adopt Kreacher ask for ID No. A5046305 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before […]

Special-needs kids get first dibs at CVD

Imagine a carnival without the crowds. No waiting to ride the bumper cars or order a hot dog—just step right up to the front of the line. For special-needs children in Thousand Oaks, this dream becomes reality for one day every May. For the past 37 years, Conejo Valley Days has invited the youngsters to its midway the day before […]

Master chorale to present three world premieres at Epiphany church

The 105-voice Los Robles Master Chorale will conclude its 29th season with two performances of “Lauridsen & Co.” at 4 and 8 p.m. Sat., May 20 at the Church of the Epiphany, 5400 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The program will have choral music by living composers that features three chorale-commissioned world premieres as well as the music of National Medal […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., May 19: Theater one-acts/ black box/7 p.m. Sat., May 20: Senior prom/Doubletree Resort, Santa Barbara/6:30 to 11 p.m. Mon., May 22 through Wed., May 24: Dance team clinic, tryouts/G building/3 to 7 p.m. Wed., May 24: IB banquet/5 p.m. Thurs., May 25: Senior trip/Universal Studios/3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Eighth-grade parent drop-ins/ media center/3 to 6 p.m. […]

Student-written musical reflects on teens’ personal journeys and issues

Just in time for the conclusion of the school year, Calabasas High School will present “The End,” an original musical written, composed and directed by CHS junior Alexis “Lexi” Weakley. Performances will take place this weekend at the school’s performing arts education center. “The End” looks at all aspects of high school life and being a teenager, including bullying, eating […]

Music in Westlake

The Westlake Village Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sat., June 3 at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 32032 W. Lindero Canyon Road, WLV. The program will include Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto featuring Thomson Wang and Purcell’s “Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary.” Paul Piazza and Lauren Wasynczuk will conduct. The event is free; donations will be […]

Fresh food and family-friendly staff in Ventura

Acorn Epicurean

What do you get when you marry a talented chef from Sicily with a feisty gal from Scotland? You get a fabulous Italian restaurant with authentic food and warm, welcoming customer service that’s sure to have you coming back time and time again. Sicily by Gino on Main Street in downtown Ventura is the place to go when you’re craving […]

Kids dig The Garage

The Garage at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center will host these events for youths at 29900 Ladyface Circle. The cost is $10 preregistration and $12 at the door. For more information, call (818) 597-7361. The second annual fifth-grade dance, Sock Hop!, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., May 19. The fifth-grader with the craziest socks will […]

Young pianists demonstrate their prowess

In the only professional piano competition held annually in Ventura County, Man-Ling Bai and Rosalind Wan Wong have been named the adult co-winners of the New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition. Jocelyn Chen, Leo Jergovic and Claire Hou are the youth competition winners. Henry and LaReine Quick created the piano competition in 1990 to give local youths an opportunity […]