2013-05-23 E-Edition

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Drive-thru Starbucks coming to Oak Park Center

Get your coffee on the go, even in laid-back Oak Park. When El Pollo Loco restaurant leaves the Oak Park Shopping Center it will be replaced by a drive-thru Starbucks, Oak Park officials recently announced. In April, the coffee chain filed an application with Ventura County to move their existing store from the Oak Park Plaza shopping center across the […]

Archery open house on target

Conejo Valley Archers will host an open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., May 25 at Tapo Canyon Park, 4651 Tapo Canyon, Simi Valley. The facilities include a 28-station National Field Archery Association five-star certified field range, 3-D range and a Junior Olympic Archery Development program. Plans are to provide a FITA range facility in the future. FITA […]

Family Men

The great flag debate My son is no dummy. So I have no problem attempting to explain complex things to him, like the large-scale electronic structure theory and the manner in which it can provide potential energy surfaces and force fields for simulating complex chemical processes important to technology and biological chemistry. “Don’t you think that’s a little too advanced […]

OPHS yucks it up with Neil Simon comedy


Oak Park High School’s Spotlight production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” brings out the laughs. Spotlight is the annual spring play that the students select, direct and produce with minimal adult guidance. Senior Aaron Teebor directs this year’s show. The Spotlight plays are often dramas, but Aaron chose a comedy to balance this season’s dark, intense musicals, “Sweeney Todd” and “Les […]

Freshmen boost Westlake golf

Soosman and Jacobs make noise on links for Warriors

Westlake High’s talented freshmen golfers finally showed their age. Spencer Soosman and Brandon Jacobs had a rough time at La Purisima Golf Course on Monday, but how many freshmen can say they competed in the CIFSouthern Section Individual Boys Golf Championships? The Warriors were two of only three Marmonte League golfers that participated in the section individual finals. Royal senior […]

Program aims to build leaders

One person can make a difference, but when thousands of teenagers work together toward a common goal they elicit a broader change in the world, say members of the new Conejo Teen Leadership Council. Funded by the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance and run by the Shalom Institute in Malibu, the Conejo Teen Leadership Council introduces high school students with leadership […]

Pouring a taste of California

Wine club has aged well over the past two decades

It was 1988 and Bruce Boring, co-owner of a Los Angeles-based printing company, wanted out of his high-stress job. The father of two, who’d made his career in the printing business, was unhappy, and he didn’t know what do to next. That’s when the bottle of wine arrived on his desk. An employee had given Boring a subscription to a […]

Fashion show for a cause

Mi Casa de Angeles will host its third annual benefit fashion show at 5 p.m. Sat., June 29 at the Baxter Building, 1 Baxter Way, Westlake Village. The event will have entertainment, a silent auction, shopping and appetizers. The fashion show will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Funds will be donated to Mi Casa de Angeles, a nonprofit organization […]


THURS., MAY 23 Margarita Mix-off 6 to 8 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North (behind library), Janss Road at 23 Freeway, Thousand Oaks. 14 restaurants and tequila tasters vie for prizes for margaritas and hors d’oeuvres. Dave Blanchard Band plays. $40 at door. Hosted by Soroptimist International of the Conejo. Contact: Cindy Brand. Phone: 805. 529.7057. JNET 6:45 to 9 […]