2015-02-26

Pop star merges R&B with island vibe

Billy Ocean to perform at The Canyon


R&B pop singer and songwriter Billy Ocean—best known for his hit songs “Caribbean Queen” and “When The Going Gets Tough”—will take the audience on a sentimental musical journey through the ‘80s when he performs at The Canyon club this weekend. Ocean, 65, has sold over 30 million records. Some of his records have gone gold and platinum, and he’s had […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole about $250 worth of alcoholic beverages from the Ralphs market in the 5700 block of Kanan Road Feb. 15. Someone stole a wallet containing $200 in cash and bank cards from a car parked in front of a home on Park Colony Court Feb. 11. The thief used the cards to make fraudulent purchases at […]

A gala with a lot of heart and hope



This year’s Hearts 4 Hope Gala, “A Future of Hope,” will take place from 5:30 to 10 p.m.Sat., Feb. 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. Guests can bid at the silent and live auctions as well as shop at the boutiques and take part in a raffle. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. The host […]

Great Race seeks volunteer helpers




The annual Dole Great Race of Agoura appears to run seamlessly year after year, but according to volunteer service coordinator Jodi Regan, scores of helpers are needed to orchestrate the race that has been an annual community event for 30 years running. This year’s race is slated for Sat., March 28, and volunteers are needed immediately to handle all kinds […]

Calendar



THURS., FEB. 26 Portuguese Fraternal Society of America 11:30 a.m. at a private home. Lunch and viewing of documentary “Portuguese in California.” Address and directions given upon RSVP. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Night Of The Horse 6 to 8 p.m. at Bright Star Saddlery, 28708 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Meet California Coastal Horse Rescue board members. Hear stories […]

Had your fill of the plastic bag controversy?



It seems that California’s plastic shopping bags just won’t go away. We love our little polyethylene friend— functional and versatile and serving faithfully since the 1960s. After the groceries are put away, the rumpled, crumpled companion often performs follow-up duty as a lunch bag, a trash bag or even a doggie bag. Plastic bags are a hard habit to break, […]

Embracing diversity

Former state Assembly member tells students about experiences as an African-American politician

On Feb. 2, as part of Viewpoint School’s ongoing recognition of Black History Month, former California Assembly member Steven Bradford spoke to the middle and upper school students about his experience as an African American politician and disc ussed how black culture has helped shaped society today. While in Sacramento, Bradford served as chair of the Assembly Select Committee on […]

A magical day



Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara invites adults and children with cancer, cancer survivors and their families to the annual Daniel’s Day of Magic from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., March 8 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The event will have a professional magician and lunch. The event is presented in memory of Daniel Jacoby, who died in 2004 of […]

What’s new in home theater




The first batch of home entertainment titles for the new year includes the final season of the multi-Emmy winning series, “Boardwalk Empire.” Also available on DVD from the small screen are a pair of classic hit series from the ’70s (“Happy Days” and “The Bob Newhart Show”) as well as current favorites like “Game of Thrones” and “House of Lies.” […]

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