City missing an opportunity with pot shops

Your recent article about Westlake Village’s refusal to allow cannabis stores in city limits mentions that the same decision is expected to be made in Agoura. If so, it will be another mistake made by our City Council. Remember the Agoura Costco and how it was rejected due to concerns about traffic and the influx of “others” coming here to […]

Gift-wrapping service at The Oaks

United Cancer Advocacy Action Network volunteers are running the organization’s ninth annual gift-wrapping store through Christmas Eve, Sun., Dec. 24, during regular hours at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. The store is near the We Olive and Wine Bar in the outdoor plaza section of mall. Shoppers can drop off their gifts at the store, and they will be […]

3 concerts, one orchestra

Westlake Village Symphony will present the following performances this month. Holiday Wonder Concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9 at Samuelson Chapel, Cal Lutheran University, 60 Olsen Drive, Thousand Oaks. The Los Robles Children’s Choir, accompanied by the chamber musicians of the Westlake Village Symphony, will present a concert of holiday choral music. Tickets are $20 for […]

Upgraded Morrison Sutton home with gourmet kitchen

This Oak Park Morrison Sutton model is on a cul-de-sac. This thoroughly upgraded home has five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with high-end energy-efficient windows and doors. The gourmet kitchen has upgraded cabinets, a huge center island with sink, stainless steel Viking appliances, full refrigerator and freezer, Double Farmers sink, granite counter tops and two dishwashers, including a twodrawer. There are […]

Wildlife bridge subject of unfair scare tactic

I’d like to respond to Paul Scrivano’s Nov. 30 letter “Wildlife bridge is dangerous, a waste of money.” If only this statement referred to the writer himself: “Typically, civilization works best when it is devoid of the wild, bloodthirsty, nocturnal predators that get in its way.” As with so many issues today, broad rhetorical statements make headlines but not sense. […]

Winter camp

Registration is open for students in the Las Virgenes Unified School District for Winter Break Camp hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley at two locations. Students in grades five through eight can attend camp at the Marley Boys & Girls Club on the campus of A.E. Wright Middle School, 4029 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. […]

Guest artists sing in cantata

The Elation Arts Series of Emmanuel Church will present the musical “What Kind of Throne” at 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The concert is free and open to the public. The Christmas musical was written by Tony Wood and Michael Farren and arranged by Cliff Duren. The church’s Christmas Choir and orchestra, handbells and […]

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Manson debacle

The news that Charles Manson, one of the most vicious, depraved and infamous killers, has died in prison at the ripe old age of 83 causes me to wonder how many millions of dollars have been spent over the past nearly half-century to keep him alive and provide for his needs and desires. These include legal representation for his trial […]

Bah, humbug to this year’s turkey

Family Man

There will be no turkey this Christmas. My side of the family usually serves manicotti for Christmas. And my wife knows it. But before we get to Christmas, let’s go back to Thanksgiving. A couple days before, my wife brought up how she saw a tow truck towing . . . a tow truck. And she laughed hysterically. No one […]

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