2012-04-19

Introduce kids to classical music



The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras and Tomiko Hamada Taylor will present the 11th annual First Classic Concert for children and families from 2 to 3 p.m. Sat., April 28 at the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Concert Hall, Paseo Market Place shopping center, 3753 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Admission is free. The program is designed for all ages. Appearing in […]

Fear of new store



I am writing to beg the community to get involved and stop the effort to rezone Lot C in Westlake Village and build a Target superstore. I understand that a group of people will profit a great deal if this project goes through. Others are perhaps thinking of the convenience of not having to drive a few extra miles to […]

Garden tour to showcase beautiful landscaping



The Westlake Village Garden Club’s 39th annual Garden and Patio Tour will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 29 at five gardens and patios in Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. The tour begins at a house redesigned by landscape designer and conservationist Nick Williams. The garden has five outside rooms for relaxation in front of fire pits, […]

The Other Side of 50



Taking responsibility for ourselves as we age It was really encouraging to see the turnout at the recent Thousand Oaks Council on Aging program about the Village Movement. Too frequently I meet seniors, young and old, who mentally live in “Never Never Land”—where they’ll never get old and they’ll never need help. So when a large group of seniors seem […]

Microchipping



Camp Bow Wow and the Agoura Hills Animal Hospital will present Microchip Your Dog from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., April 28 at Camp Bow Wow, 29348 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The $20 fee will cover the cost of the microchip and its insertion, and lifetime registration with Home Again, a national pet recovery database. The microchip is a permanent […]

Cinco de Mayo concert features David Hernandez



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation and Chris Isaacson continue the Upright Cabaret’s American Icon Series with “Rhythm Of The Night” at 8 p.m. Sat., May 5 at the Cabaret Lounge in the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show celebrates the music of Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Santana. Audiences […]

Westlake targeted



I am writing to express my strong objection to the proposed 243,500-square-foot retail center on Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village behind Costco. The intention is for yet another Target store, a Total Woman Gym, a sports store as well as the ubiquitous café/restaurants. In a word, why? When there are currently two Target stores within easy distance, when we […]

Experience aboriginal art, music



Phillip Walley- Stack, aboriginal artist and performer, and Trevor Walley, dreamtime storyteller, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Sat., April 21 at the Chumash Indian Museum, 3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy., Thousand Oaks. Walley- Stack, one of the world’s leading didgeridoo players, will play the instrument, along with tapping sticks, guitar and cello. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 […]

Nature rocks at Paramount Ranch

Families can take part in night hike, campre

The National Park Service will host its third annual science festival from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., April 27 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 28 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. Scientists from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park and Cabrillo National Monument will give presentations on the science […]

Diamond days

Marmonte League softball midseason report


Life on the softball diamond is getting interesting in the Marmonte League. There are three undisputed big dogs at the top of the food chain—Simi Valley, Moorpark, and Royal. Agoura is a feisty wild card that has machinations to pull off an upset or two in the second half of the regular season. Calabasas and Westlake play with moxie, while […]


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