2017-05-25 E-Edition

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For better or worse, pot attitudes are changing

Legalized marijuana has arrived, yet the pushback continues. It’s not surprising. There are enough problems with alcohol and prescription drugs, now comes sanctioned pot. On Page 1 today is a story about Oak Park leaders slamming the door on future retail pot sales in their community. Like it or not, at least the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council is consistent […]

Music Everywhere

PICKY PLUCKERS—Musicians play their hearts out at the 57th annual Topango Banjo-Fiddle and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch on May 21. At top from left are Jean Pellerin playing steel guitar, David McPossum strumming the mandolin and Joe Hunsinger on violin. At right, attendees break off into improvised groups and sundry competitions. In addition to music on three stages throughout […]

Cub Scouts show love of country in concerts for seniors

Cub Scouts from Pack 333 in Calabasas and their siblings performed patriotic concerts for the residents of Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills on April 8, The Commons at Woodland Hills on May 3 and the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Calabasas on May 13. After the shows, the children met with the residents and interviewed the seniors about […]

To the bitter end

Calabasas boys’ volleyball team falls to Notre Dame in section title match

The Calabasas High boys’ volleyball team’s historic season didn’t have a fairy-tale ending. Calabasas took the first set from Notre Dame before dropping the final three in a 21-25, 25-12, 25-23, 25-18 loss in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championship match at Cerritos College on May 20. “I didn’t see a ton of positives,” Coyote head coach Cory Chandler said. […]

Service marks liberation of Jerusalem

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, a special commemorative Sabbath service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 26 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event is open to the public. The service will include original music written by Cantor David Shukiar and performed […]


Agoura Hills writer puts a new spin on werewolves

Sarah Noffke spins tales that are wildly fantastic. In her latest novel, “Alpha Wolf,” the 35-year-old Agoura Hills resident tells a unique tale that puts a new spin on ancient werewolf legends. “Alpha Wolf,” which falls in the paranormal science-fiction thriller genre for “new adults” ages 18 to 25, begins with a mystery. Twelve men go missing, and six months […]

Boys & Girls Clubs offer music camps in summer

Youths looking to show off their talents can learn new skills and improve their showmanship during the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s two summer musical camps open to kids in grades one through nine. Drama Revue camp will cover the fundamentals of musical theater, costume design, audition skills, make-up, backstage, acting, singing and dancing. Camp runs from […]

Eagles rock the Bird Cage

AND THE ECSTASY—Oak Park High boys’ volleyball stars Alex Parks, left, and Sean Fitzpatrick celebrate a point during the Eagles’ rollicking five-set win against La Costa Canyon in the CIF Southern California Division I regional tournament on Tuesday at home. Oak Park pulled off a 22-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, 15-10 comeback victory in the regional bracket. The Eagles were set […]

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