Neighbors

She’s 90 and still making friends worldwide



There have been plenty of articles written about how technology gives the illusion of connection while actually leaving people isolated from the outside world. For Midge Kraas, that’s not the case. The 90-year-old Oak Park resident has made close friends with people around the globe through her iPad. The tablet was a gift from her daughter to help Kraas recover […]

Art center recognizes couple for their support

Studio Channel Islands Art Center has named Joe and Joani Halcomb as the recipients of the 2019 Medici Award, the highest recognition presented by the studio. Each year the art center’s board of directors selects a recipient whose support has been transformative for the organization. The award will be presented as part of the annual Art a la Mode Gala […]

ROCKIn’ the Canyon

California Strong event raises the roof—and funds

Information expo for military, vets

Job fair open to all employment seekers

A job fair and expo for activity duty military, guard and reserve personnel and veterans will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 24 at Oxnard College’s Condor Hall, 4000 S. Rose Ave. All job seekers, including civilians, will be welcome from noon to 2 p.m. The free, family friendly event will present career opportunities and resources […]

A Mediterranean feel by the lake



Westlake Village can add another hot spot—or rather, return one to its list of posh eateries. After six months out of commission, Mediterraneo restaurant has reopened its doors with a new look and new menu. Maria Solorzano is director of sales and marketing for the Westlake Village Inn, which is part of the same property as the Agoura Road Mediterraneo […]

RAD parade selects celebrity grand marshal



Reyes Adobe Days is still a couple of months away, but a celebrity grand marshal has already been chosen to lead the events, which include a RAD parade down Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills. Actor and Agoura Hills resident Regan Burns was selected as the recognizable face of the four-day festival scheduled for Oct. 10 to 13. Burns is […]

Right in time for WriteFest 2019

The Ventura County Writers Club and the Thousand Oaks Library invite anyone interested in writing to attend WriteFest ’19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sat., Sept. 21 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guest speaker Rebecca Langston George will demonstrate how to amp a draft through purposeful revision. The other speaker, Bruce Hale, will address […]

Karaoke FOR A Cause

Musical fundraiser takes center stage at The Canyon club

Church guild shares in the fruit of the vine



Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine. At the Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park, parishioners make wine the old-fashioned way. A third of an acre of the Epiphany property on Churchwood Drive is used as a vineyard where the grapes are used to produce wine. Steve Stephens, president of the vineyard, said a member of the church […]

Summer concert rocks the park


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