Audition for Gilbert & Sullivan shows

The Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company’s 2010-2011 Season will open in October with “The Sorcerer” followed by “H.M.S. Pinafore” in March 2011. The company will have auditions by appointment only from 1 to 5:45 p.m. Sat. July 10 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Callbacks by invitation only will be from 1 […]

Triunfo district bracing for wide open Nov. election

Four of five seats open

Due to a change in election rules, the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors will have four seats on the ballot this November. The filing period for candidates begins July 12 and ends Aug. 6. Triunfo board members manage a $13-million budget and oversee sanitation services for Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and western parts of Thousand […]

Swingin’ London

Aerospace pioneer honored

The book “ B-25 Mitchell: The Magnificent Medium” was a labor of love for author Norman “Jim” Avery in more ways than one. As a design engineer on the B- 25, North American Aviation’s twin-engine medium military bomber used for four decades, Avery followed the plane’s history as if it were family. He documented every significant fact during the service […]

Friday Night Skate Park

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center will sponsor a new program for all teen skaters in the Conejo Valley, Friday Night Skate Park from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 9, 16 and 23 at the center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The side parking lot of the teen center will be transformed into a skate park with state-of-the-art rails, […]

Trauma center opens at Los Robles

Level II facility opens July 1

Hospital care for trauma victims in East Ventura County has come a long way since the 1960s, when Dan Blocker fell off his horse while filming the TV show “Bonanza” and actress Jayne Mansfield’s young son was mauled by a lion at Jungleland. At 11 a.m. July 1, a crowd of 200 doctors, emergency medical specialists and dignitaries from Thousand […]

Lecture on wildlife

National Park Service wildlife ecologist Dr. Seth Riley will give a lecture about the new book “Urban Carnivores: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation” at 2 p.m. Sat., July 10 at the National Park Service Visitor Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Several of the chapters are based on carnivore research done in the Santa Monica Mountains and other regions in […]

‘California Gold’ found in Agoura Hills

‘The Comedy of Errors’

Play review

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company kicks off its 2010 summer season with a presentation of “The Comedy of Errors,” one of William Shakespeare’s earliest works. First performed in 1594, the play is the Bard’s shortest. The story—a comedy about two pairs of twins separated at birth—was lifted from an ancient Roman comedy called “Menaechmi.” The light entertainment was perfectly suited for […]

Patriotic fervor high in Calabasas

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