The Art of Quilting show

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley is exhibiting the work of seven quilters in “The Art of Quilting.” The exhibit will be on display through June 27 in the Galleria at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. An artists reception, which is open to the public, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. […]

Ukrainian couple finds sanctuary in USA

Joseph Adler was enjoying a relaxing Sunday evening in front of the TV when a news segment about Polish families offering their homes to Ukrainian refugees caught his attention. Motivated to help at least one of the 100,000 Ukrainians the United States plans to admit, the retired Camarillo resident signed up to become a host through Spring of Life, a […]

‘Big Nate’ comes to town

Cast visits Oak Hills Elementary

The cast of the Paramount Plus animated series “Big Nate” brought delight to the students of Oak Hills Elementary School when it visited the campus April 21 and engaged in a script reading with the kids. Local actor Charles “Charlie” Schlatter coordinated the event in which the show’s voiceover actors performed a read-through of one of the series’ episodes. The […]

Rancho Simi to revise drone ordinance

Oak Park device
enthusiasts also affected

The issue of drones reached new heights as park officials look to ground all drone use in park district open spaces until it can be determined where it is safe to fly. At its meeting on April 20, Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District directors unanimously agreed to bring back a revised ordinance that prohibits drones in district open spaces […]

Labrador brightens inmates’ lives at jail

One very good boy with a penchant for playing is now making a big difference at the Ventura County Jail. Rocky, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, was trained as a patrol narcotics dog for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. However, it soon became clear to his handlers that Rocky—described as a “stealer of snacks but very cute”—preferred to play fetch rather […]

Social club is 60 years old

In 2021, the Newcomers-Encore Club of the Conejo Valley celebrated its 60th anniversary. This year on Wed., June 15, the club’s annual installation will take place at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. In addition to installing new officers for the next year, the event will serve to honor the ones who served this year. Newcomers-Encore promotes goodwill to […]


Special heritage day at King Gillette The inaugural Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., May 21 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. National Park Service rangers from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and the Western National Parks Association […]

L.A. Rams present health and well-being field days for students at local elementary schools

NFL campaign
encourages kids to be active

The L.A. Rams hosted an NFL Play 60 Field Day for more than 370 White Oak Elementary School students May 10 at the Westlake Village school. Play 60 Field Days aim to make a positive impact on youth through teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise and reinforcing the importance of character, according to a news release. The event featured a Character […]

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