Coyotes ready to pounce after spring break

Light at the end of the freeway

101-23 construction making progress

For the first time since work began over a year ago, improvements near the 101-23 interchange in Thousand Oaks are becoming visible to passing motorists. Last week, the first of several sound walls went up next to the 101 Freeway at Hampshire Road—an important sign of progress for the two-year, $40-million expansion effort that seeks to ease congestion at the […]

Butterfly Garden

Bike shop powers up

Carnival supports philanthropy

Jr. Variety will host its annual Kids 4 Kids Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 18 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The carnival will feature go-karts, inflatable obstacle courses, a chair swing and food. Admission is free. Jr. Variety, created by an Agoura Hills family, helps teenagers to embrace philanthropy. The teens assist […]

Abandoned dog gets new leash on life

On March 27, a person abandoned their dog on the front doorstep of the Calabasas Animal Clinic. The female lab mix, less than 1 year old, came with a note from the former owner that said they hoped the canine could find a new home “that she deserves.” The clinic later reported that an interested owner has offered to adopt […]

Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run

A Westlake Village woman accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident after hitting and killing a pedestrian pleaded not guilty in court March 25. Victoria Lundberg, 22, is accused of striking Nina Hughes of Thousand Oaks with her car as Hughes walked east across Westlake Boulevard outside of a crosswalk some time […]

Fredalene Emma Counas

April 15, 1927 - February 16, 2015


Youth theater tackles farce

For decades, Neil Simon has been one of the stage’s great playwrights, producing such indelible classics as “The Odd Couple,” “The Sunshine Boys” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” But in his 1988 comedy, “Rumors,” Simon attempted out a genre that he was unaccustomed to: farce. Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” from 1982 shows how it’s supposed to be done, establishing personalities and […]

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