Classic ideas are best for family fun

As you prepare for winter, consider low-cost, creative ways to entertain your kids at home–– particularly during school breaks or when inclement weather prohibits outdoor activities. Here are a few ideas for children of all ages: Rent classic family videos and watch them in sleeping bags or on a big picnic blanket. Play card games like "Old Maid" or "Go […]

Juried art show coming to T.O. in February

Juried art show coming to T.O. in February The Thousand Oaks Art Association is inviting artists residing in Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Orange counties to submit entries for an annual juried show scheduled Feb. 1 through 25 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2231 Borchard Road in Newbury Park. The juror will be Etan Boritzer, managing partner of […]

Two local golfers fare well in San Diego

Oak Park High School sophomore Brandon Beck took second-place honors in the 13 to 15-year-old division of the Junior Tour golf tournament at Singing Hills Resort in San Diego, carding a five-over-par 149 for the two-day national event. Beck’s score was the second best score in all age divisions. Beck started the day in a tie for fifth after shooting […]

Pierce College to host holiday concert

An old-fashioned holiday evening complete with a tree and trimmings sets the stage for the annual Holiday Concert presented by the Los Angeles Pierce College Philharmonic Choir and the Premiere Chorale and Orchestra at 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16 in the school’s Theater on the Hill, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Included in the concert will be holiday favorites arranged […]

This Westlake Trails Home is Located on a Sweeping Corner Lot and has a Fantastic Floorplan and an Upgraded Kitchen

This Westlake Trails Home is Located on a Sweeping Corner Lot and has a Fantastic Floorplan and an Upgraded Kitchen This Westlake Trails home on a sweeping corner lot has a great floorplan, which includes a master suite with fireplace upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. There is an upgraded kitchen, a large family room with fireplace, a living room with […]

A Charming Thousand Oaks Cottage

This is a charming country cottage nestled in the heart of Thousand Oaks. The 3 bedroom home has almost 1,600 sq.ft. The exposed pine ceilings add to the rustic atmosphere, as do the dormer windows and brick fireplace in the oversized family room. This 1970 home has a loft ideal for an in-home gym, library or office. There is a […]

Kalember takes the gavel on Oak Park’s Board of Education

Last week at the Oak Park Unified School District board meeting, a new president was appointed. Jim Kalember, former vice president, took Jan Iceland’s chair. Linda Seaman, who served recently as clerk, took over the vice presidency and boardmember Cindy Vinson became clerk. As president of the board, Kalember shall: • Sign all instruments, acts and orders necessary to carry […]

Santa visits more than the malls

A FRONT YARD SANTA––Zackary Downard, 7, sits on Santa’s expansive lap during a cool crisp autumn night and tells him all the goodies he would like for Christmas. Paul Keena as Santa Claus will sit in front of his Thousand Oaks home this holiday season so that children won’t have to stand in long lines at local shopping centers. Behind […]

Abused, neglected kids get a party from county’s top cop

Abused, neglected kids get a party from county’s top cop Earlier this month, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Anita Bock, director of Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, hosted a "*999 for Kids" Christmas party. The code "*999" is the law enforcement radio code for "Officer Needs Emergency Help." This program was developed in an […]

Juggling duo will entertain young and old alike

The Gizmo Guys, two internationally-acclaimed comic jugglers, will perform their family-style show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 27, at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. According to one of their many admirers, the Gizmo Guys’ "amazing whatchamacallits and thingamabobs, flying through the air in eye-crossing displays of juggling prowess, are matched only by […]