Music makes a splash

Village Voices Chorale will present the refreshing sounds of “Music with a Splash” at 8 p.m. Fri., May 30 and 2:30 p.m. Sat., May 31 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The 70-voice chorale, directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine DeKlotz, will shower audiences with both classical and contemporary […]

Musical set during the rise of Nazism

Looking back at the horrors of World War II, one asks, how could that have happened? How could a country like Germany steeped in Christianity and culture ( Beethoven, Goethe, Wagner) go so completely mad? The Oak Park High School Theater Department attempts to answer these questions with its production of the Tony Award-winning musical drama “Cabaret,” opening tonight at […]

Growing up in Calabasas

I really enjoyed Cydney Hayes’ commentary on “Growing up in the Calabasas bubble.” That “ bubble” has certainly changed over the years. When we first came to Calabasas, there were two, one room school houses: Calabasas and Las Virgenes. There were two classes of people: The Calabasas Hillbillies and the Foreigners. The Hillbillies were those whose cars everyone recognized and […]

History repeats

A STEP BACK IN TIME—Students at A.E. Wright Middle School find out what times were like in the Middle Ages during the 40th anniversary of the school’s Medieval Market on March 21. At left, seventh-grader Dillon Williams, an archer, takes aim at his target. Below, at the market, seventh-grader Christina Nicolaides is trading for some bread with bakers Charlie Corbiere […]

‘Green’ exhibitors invited to take part in Calabasas Earth Day event

The City of Calabasas will host its annual Earth Day Celebration/ Green Expo from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., April 12 at the Las Virgenes Creek on Agoura Road. The event will provide educational booths, eco-friendly games and activities for children, a live animal show and entertainment. The festival is free for spectators. More than 50 exhibitors from across Los […]

They’re off to see the wizard

La Reina High School will present the musical “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the MGM screenplay, at 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 28, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 29 in the school auditorium, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This production contains the songs from the Oscar-winning movie score and the familiar characters along with special effects. Pre-sale […]

Super sluggers

Sweet-swinging senior captains lead Eagles’ softball team

Rebecca Kubena and Sarah Langley are allowing their cleanup hitter to get cozy at the plate this season. “I feel more comfortable when someone is on base,” said Taylor Deshotel, the No. 4 hitter for the Oak Park High softball team. “This year, I’m feeling extra comfortable with Rebecca and Sarah reaching base each inning. “They’re hot right now. Pitchers […]

Still looking for answers

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board’s lack of response to my repeated requests for information has prompted this letter. On Feb. 20, I emailed the entire LVMWD board asking them to reconsider the construction of the water tank in favor of using funds already collected to provide water-saving measures to LVMWD residents. One member of the board, Charles Caspary, […]

Flying Squirrel

Downtown’s new star When residents of Ventura County think about taking a day trip, chances are they have some familiar favorites: Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and our local beaches. Whether it’s seeing a mission, doing some wine tasting or hanging out at the ocean, many of us are probably creatures of habit. We like our old reliable favorites. I’d like […]

At Tushita, a pause for reflection

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