Division 3 bracket sets up well for Lions, Eagles

Softball playoff preview

Softball playoffs have arrived. Oaks Christian, Oak Park and Viewpoint high schools will host first-round games today. Oaks Christian kicks off the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 postseason as the top overall seed. “The No. 1 rating is the recognition and reward of 14 girls who really played hard this year to warrant that rating,” Lion head coach Peter Ackermann said. […]

Express dislike

For the last few months I’ve had a problem with my mail delivery carrier. Either my car or my neighbor’s car has been parked legally on the street in front of my house where my mailbox is located. It seems the mail delivery carrier does not like to get out of his vehicle and walk four steps to deliver my […]

Restaurants square off in Margarita Mixoff

Nonprofit fundraiser

Soroptimist International of the Conejo will host the 10th annual Margarita Mixoff at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., May 26 at Conejo Creek Park North, behind the library, Janss Road at the 23 Freeway, Thousand Oaks. The original participating restaurants from 2001 along with last year’s mixoff winner will return to compete in all categories. Prizes will be awarded for best margarita, […]

Howie’s Grill and Bar

One of the things I enjoy most about going to a new restaurant is looking over the menu and asking the server for any recommendations— not specials or specialties of the house but personal preferences. It’s a very telling moment. If the server appears to be baffled by the question or offers a clearly rehearsed response, my confidence in both […]

Teachers protest budget before Gov. Jerry Brown unveils new plan

About 60 teachers from Simi Valley, Conejo Valley, Moorpark and Las Virgenes school districts gathered in front of Sen. Tony Strickland’s Simi Valley office last week to protest massive state budget cuts to education. The demonstration took place on Mon., May 9, just one week before Gov. Jerry Brown presented a revised plan that would restore, rather than eliminate, school […]

Track stars set sights on Cerritos College

Concern over cell tower ordinance

On May 25 Calabasas will be holding deliberations regarding its Wireless Telecommunications Facilities ordinance. What is this about? What it is not about is wireless service. What it is not about is any attempt to prohibit or even have the effect of prohibiting that service within our city. This is about responsible technology. It is about our city’s power and […]

Agoura dancers prove light on their feet

Flute recital in T.O.

Toby Caplan-Stonefield will present flutists in recital from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun., June 5 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 W. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. The Conejo Valley Flute Society will also perform music using C flutes, piccolos, alto flutes, bass flutes and the contra bass flute. The flute choir is made up of adults and high […]

Bay Laurel Elementary kids have big hearts for the homeless

The Bay Laurel fifth-graders just completed a successful community service project called the Green Bag Project. They collected nearly 400 bags of clothes, personal items and food from Bay Laurel families, teachers, and staff for the homeless on L.A.’s Skid Row. The founder of the Green Bag Project, Duffy Walton, spoke to the students at morning assembly on May 2. […]

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