2015-05-07 E-Edition

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Volunteers chip in to make Agoura beautiful

Cruisin’ for charity

The Conejo Valley Cyclists will host the 31st annual Crusin’ the Conejo bicycle ride for charity from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., May 9, with an expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the start/finish area at 649 Lawrence Drive, Thousand Oaks. The routes will offer rides for every ability level, including a challenging 100 mile ride through […]

Village Voices concert a variety of styles

The Village Voices Chorale will present “A Musical Kaleidoscope” on 8 p.m. Fri., May 29 and 2:30 p.m. Sat., May 30 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. The 75-voice chorale, directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine DeKlotz, will present “Birdland,” the finale from “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan, “Shivna” […]

Arthritis group meets

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m., Sat., May 9 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. Christian Dequet, rheumatoligist, will speak on the latest developments in arthritis care. The group meets every second Saturday, September thru May, with guest speakers from the medical community discussing osteo and […]

Water awareness

Guest opinion

We live in a man-made oasis. Our world-class plumbing system delivers water 450 miles from the Sacramento River with huge reservoirs and pumps, or from the Colorado River across very dry landscape—a desert with five pump locations—over mountains and through long tunnels and aqueducts. Our system makes the ancient Roman system seem puny. Now the great California drought challenges our […]

Third-row-seat thefts on the rise, sheriff says

Chevy, Cadillac and GMC vehicles are being targeted

Owners of sport utility vehicles, watch out: Thieves are targeting the third-row seats in SUVs, which can reel in a big profit on the resale market. In recent weeks, third-row seats of full-size sport utility vehicles and vans have become prime targets for thieves, Heather Fuquay of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Popular targets are Chevrolet, Cadillac and […]

Festival to celebrate nature

The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden will present the free Matilija Poppy Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., May 17 in the Kids’ Adventure Garden, 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Environmental educator Sharon Hardee will exhibit her examples of local birds and owls, and docent-led tours will run at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition, there will […]

Stones tribute show is jumpin’

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s 2015 Summer Concerts in the Park Series kicks off with The Stonez: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones on Memorial Day at 5 p.m. Mon., May 25 in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. A Memorial Day tribute will precede the concert. The show is free and family […]

Students give ‘bare bones’ story meaning

In his review of the 2013 revival of “Pippin,” The New York Times’ Ben Brantley characterized the show as “a 99-pound musical . . . in need of camouflage, a skeleton that requires savvy stagecraft to give it flesh.” Agoura High School’s recent production of the Stephen Schwartz spectacular, staged at the school’s performing arts education center, did that and […]