Novel approach to musical leaves something lacking

PLAY REVIEW “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

If you’re planning on seeing Camarillo Skyway Playhouse’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” be forewarned: This is unlike any other production of the show you have seen before. Producer Dean Johnson and his daughter Jolyn, who serves as the show’s director, have taken a chance by stripping the show down […]

Why school vote is important

Why should you pay attention to this LVUSD election? Because when it comes to district projects, the district answers to the state, not the city, and the state can’t even point to Las Virgenes on a map. The school district claims it wants to be “partners” with our city councils, but that’s purely for funding purposes. When it comes to […]

Local author to host book signing in Westlake

Local author and inspirational speaker Heather McCloskey Beck will sign copies of her book, “Take the Leap,” at 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 13 at Barnes & Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. “Take the Leap” is the first book from Beck, a regular spiritual columnist for the Huffington Post and founder of Peace Flash, a global peace movement. In […]

Plucky pugelist has wings and a prayer


Despite the prayer-like pose that makes the praying mantis so recognizable, this mantid is one pugnacious creature. In fact, the one encountered on the patio of my rural Agoura backyard this summer would be a shoo-in for induction into a hall of fame for six-legged, winged green pugilists the size of a clothespin. This par t icular individual was the […]

Other local football matchups

Oaks Christian (5-1) at Agoura (4-1) Outlook: Agoura had an extra week to prepare for Oaks Christian, which opened up the Marmonte League West season with a 63-7 blitz of visiting Thousand Oaks last weekend. The Chargers have been the area’s surprise team this fall and. They are one close loss to Newbury Park from being undefeated. Agoura, however, must […]

MoorparkTheatre Arts presents ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

The Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department will present Craig Lucas’ “Prelude to a Kiss” from Thurs., Oct. 17 through Sun., Oct. 27 on the main stage of the performing arts center at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. The film garnered a Tony nomination for Best Play in 1990 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This production will […]

School board endorsements

As a 2011 Agoura High alumnus, I was involved in student government for three years. I well remember Lesli Stein from the Parent Faculty Club—always around, always determined, always there with positive ideas and reinforcement. Then as a LVUSD board member, her focus broadened, yet she was still there if and when we needed help. I had the pleasure of […]

Tech Fest focuses on creative problem-solving

The Oak Park Library and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, CSUN chapter, will cosponsor Tech Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 12 at the Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road. Anyone over 8 years old who enjoys problems solving, computers, building, designing, robotics or engineering is welcome. Tech Fest will feature displays by the Ventura County […]

First-graders visit City Hall

Coyote girls’ volleyball team prepares for match

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