Says Calabasas water park was just a bad dream

An old man now, I let my eyes wander over the cement, the fences, the pool, the metal structures, and the buildings, before they cautiously climb up the hill to my stout friend, the old oak tree. She was the proud guardian of our hidden gem, De Anza Park. I can almost see her sadness. Before she would welcome us […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation marks 30-year milestone

April 29 marked 30 years that the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to children with life-threatening diseases. Last month was also the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties, which covers Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The MakeA-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles was founded two years earlier in 1983. To […]

Singer Bill Medley: Still righteous

Concert preview

Bringing his “blue-eyed soul” act to The Canyon club this Saturday night is former Righteous Brother Bill Medley. It’s been almost seven years since his singing partner, Bobby Hatfield, passed away at age 63, but Medley continues to perform as a solo act. In a phone conversation, the singer, who will turn 70 this year, reflected on his career. The […]

Area teens to perform in China and Taiwan

Seven teenage musicians who will travel to Taiwan and China to perform this summer will present a recital at 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library. The concert is free and open to the public. The middle and high school students are winners of a local music competition sponsored annually by the Reverie Youth Symphony Orchestra. […]

Words to swing by

It’s a springtime ritual as familiar as discovering another rabbit chewing on your begonias. At the Lancer or Panther or Warrior ball field, it’s the prelude to the kiss. What I’m describing is the warm-up when the rhythm of the game plunks its first chords. Love May when the grass finally turns green and the brick dust is fresh. A […]

County champions get their time in the sun

Records fall on a perfect afternoon for track and field competitions

Jamison Jordan, Johnathan Cabral, Liberty Miller and Alex Morgan, please stand up and take a bow. These four student-athletes were multievent individual winners on a bright, sunny afternoon at Moorpark High during last weekend’s Ventura County track and field championships. Jordan, a senior at Rio Mesa, captured titles in the boys’ 100- and 200-meter events and was part of the […]

It’s all gone to pot

Eleven million illegals—legalize them! Five million pot smokers—legalize it! Prisons too crowded—let them out! Shop lifting—well, it’s not really stealing. What’s next—murder, rape? Forget it! God may have blessed America, but the devil is running it. Tom Liston Agoura Hills

Students perform in New York

Students of A Step in Time School of Dance of Calabasas performed at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 20. The performance was part of the Lincoln Center’s 50th anniversary celebration. The students performed at Alice Tully Hall, the home theatre to Julliard School. The show was the first event leading up to the team’s appearance at the […]

Festival combines tastings, art and giving

Here’s good advice—walk to school

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