2015-03-05

Chocolate lovers will eat this up



Ascension Lutheran Church’s Leisure Age Group will host a Chocolate Covered L.A. tour for seniors on Mon., March 16. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the church at 1600 Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks. The first stop will be at the Chado Tea Room for chocolate tea and cake, followed by lunch with chocolate dessert at Hollywood’s Renaissance Restaurant, which […]

Personalized Kitchen is Hub of the Home



The kitchen is an important center in the home. Family and friends gather there for nourishment, some people practice the art of cooking there and others use it as a stage to entertain. It’s also the first place children run to when they get home from school to see if their favorite snack is waiting. Homeowners can personalize kitchens to […]

Play uses magic to get vengeance




A duke seeks to avenge a wrong, two young people fall in love, and spirits do their magic in Oak Park High School’s production of William Shakespeare’s final play, “The Tempest,” opening tonight. In this play, Antonio has stolen the title of his brother Prospero, the Duke of Milan, and has exiled him and his young daughter, Miranda, to a […]

Time to make a change



Sun., March 8 marks the beginning of daylight saving time. Remember the old adage “spring forward, fall back.” You must turn your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Most people make the change before they go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight saving time begins for much of the country at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March. Clocks […]

GOP group meets



The Woodland Hills Republican Women Federated will meet from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., March 12 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Wayne Jett will discuss the Fair Tax Act and Ernie White, Citizens Against Agenda 21, will talk after lunch speaker. The cost for lunch is $25. RSVPs are due by Sun., March 8. To […]

Welcome, debutantes

March 7 ball planned in Ventura

Seventeen young women were introduced as debutantes at the 58th annual Las Patronas Presentation Tea held last November at a private home in Santa Paula. The girls were presented to the members of Las Patronas, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Ventura County and their guests. The tea is a first in a series of events that will culminate […]

Meredith channels Holly




“The day the music died,” as Don McLean famously wrote in his 1972 hit “American Pie,” took place on Feb. 3, 1959, when rock ’n’ roll icon Buddy Holly died in a plane crash that also killed popular rockers Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Today, 56 years later, the influence of the pioneering Holly lives on in the Broadway […]

Las Virgenes school officials worried about loss of ROP funding

LVUSD officials sense what might be a money grab


A rift is growing between the Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education regarding funding for regional occupational programs. LVUSD superintendent Dan Stepenosky railed against Los Angeles County education chief Art Delgado for reneging on an 18-month-old agreement to slowly phase out ROP financing while the state begins a new, school-to-career funding program. LVUSD […]

Photo magic on display

15 artists featured at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts show

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley’s new show, “Expressive Imagery: Beyond the Snapshot,” is open to the public at The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The 15 photographers in the show and their work will be in the spotlight at a free artists’ reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., […]

Bunny festival is egg-cellent entertainment



The annual Cottontail Day Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 28 at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. The event is for families with children ages 1 to 7. Children can have their photo taken or share a hug with the Cottontail Bunny. Children ages 1 to 7 can join in the $2 egg […]


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