Renowned saxophonist is featured at concert

Agoura Hills’ resident Dan Higgins is all about music. Higgins, a professional saxophonist, has lived in Agoura Hills for 10 years. He will be a special guest performer at the Community Concert Band’s fall performance on Oct. 23 at Oaks Christian School. Higgins said he was drawn to Agoura Hills because of the reputation of the music programs at Lindero […]


THURS., OCT. 20 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 9 a.m. to noon at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Ventura County Gourd Society members display gourds, demo on designing winning gourd. Contact: Sandy. Phone: 805.484.5484. Ojai Film Festival 6 p.m. at Ojai Art Center courtyard. Reception for actress Mitzi Gaynor. 7 p.m. free screening of “South Pacic” at Libbey […]

The Canyon continues Smooth Jazz concerts

Local firm Smooth Jazz Network/ Broadcast Architecture Inc. hosts the Smooth Jazz Network Concerts, a live music series at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. At 7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 26, Cindy Bradley, a trumpeter with the current No. 1 song on the radio airplay charts, will perform. The opening act for the evening is local guitarist Freddie […]

“The Thing”

Directed by: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen MPAA rating: R Running time: 103 minutes Best suited for: those who love creature-effects movies Least suited for: those who want a little more meat in their movies Acorn rating: “The Thing” doesn’t set out to imitate John Carpenter’s 1983 film of the […]

Ojai welcomeslmmakers this weekend

The Ojai Film Festival will present award-winning filmmakers and actors in ongoing screenings and filmmaker panels this weekend, Oct. 20 through 23, at the Ojai Arts Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. The Saturday panels offer a great opportunity to hear actors and filmmakers talk about their experiences making films. Steven de Souza, who wrote the screen plays for “Die Hard,” […]

‘Summer and Smoke’ drama to heat up Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University will present its fall main stage production of “Summer and Smoke,” the first of two Tennessee Williams plays this season, from Oct. 27 through Nov. 6 in the Preus-Brandt Forum, south of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 27, 29 and 30 and Nov. 3, 4 and 5 with a […]

Foundation donates $170,000 to school district

Due to the growth of Las Virgenes Educational Foundation’s summer school program this year, the group was able to increase its donation to Las Virgenes Unified School District. On Oct. 11, LVEF executive director Stuart Selter and summer school Principal Dave Jackson presented the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education with a $170,000 check. Selter said more than […]

Sheil joins honorary society

Ryan Sheil of Westlake Village has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He will be honored during an induction convocation at UC Santa Barbara this fall. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies with more than 750,000 lifetime members and 270 chapters. It is an interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 21: Fright Night/G building/7 p.m. Homecoming dance tickets on sale through Thurs., Oct. 27/AAC Sat., Oct. 22: SAT boot camp/A-1/8:30 a.m. Wed., Oct. 26: Late start morningstaff development Thurs., Oct. 27: Fall pep rally/10 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Oct. 21: Pep rally/10:45 a.m. NHS meeting/11:30 a.m. Hair party for cheer Sat., Oct. 22: ACT/8 a.m. NHS […]

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