Kids on vacation with a mission

Summer Miracles Program allows Colombian children to meet potential adoptive families

Five foster children from Colombia are spending the summer in Southern California hoping to find the love and support of adoptive families. Roso, 13, is a leader among his friends and at school. The eighthgrader is a good student whose curiosity and openness allow him to make connections with adults and classmates. Alejo, 14, is artistic, funny and considerate. He […]


THURS., JULY 23 Channel Islands Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild 9:30 a.m. at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. Attendees make a needlepoint Christmas tree ornament. Suitable for all stitching levels. Guests can attend two meetings without joining. Phone: 805.484.91783. Web: http:// psrega.org. ‘Promises, Promises’ 8 p.m. at the Moorpark College performing arts center, 7075 Campus Road. Also runs 8 p.m. […]

Fry now, pay later

A new, summertime social media trend that involves getting a temporary tattoo-like sunburn has doctors concerned about a potential increase in skin cancer causes. Medical experts say choosing to do “sunburn art” even once can greatly increase a person’s risk for developing melanoma. The deadly form of skin cancer is caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet light that spreads […]

Pot 2.0

Use of concentrated marijuana is growing in popularity

The crime scene was blanketed in the water firefighters had used to extinguish a flash fire that burned portions of a nondescript warehouse tucked in a Newbury Park industrial area just blocks from the Amgen campus and the 101 Freeway. Hidden in plain sight, investigators say the warehouse was used to make one of the most potent forms of marijuana […]

Bella Vita to meet

The Bella Vita Italian- American Social Club will host its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Fri. July 31 at the St. Jude Church hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Etorna will cater the dinner. Bob Lipson and Saul Jacobs, celebrating the “Golden Age of American Popular Music,” will provide entertainment. Reservations are required by Wed., July 29. For […]

Song, dance, acting shine in production

If there is one word that best describes Cabrillo Music Theatre’s current production of “Oklahoma!” it’s the word that punctuates the title song of the show: “YEOW!!!” The rip-roaring, musically luxuriant tribute to frontier America in the early 20th century broke many barriers when it sauntered onto the Broadway scene more than 70 years ago. It was the first to […]

Calleguas defends punitive actions against actor

Tom Selleck has agreed to pay nearly $22,000 to settle a dispute with the Calleguas Municipal Water District, which sued the actor for unlawfully taking its water to his 60-acre ranch in the Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks. The settlement amount, approved by the Calleguas board of directors last week, will cover what the agency paid a private investigator […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $1,500 thirdrow car seat and a $500 pair of glasses from a vehicle parked near the Hampton Inn in the 30200 block of Agoura Road July 10. A third-row seat valued at $1,500 was stolen July 10 from a vehicle parked near the Homewood Suites in the 2800 block of Canwood Drive. Calabasas A […]

New Harper Lee book is top seller

Lost manuscript creates controversy in the literary world

Harper Lee’s lost manuscript, “Go Set a Watchman,” took the literary world by storm last week. A sequel to Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the almost 60-year-old manuscript for “Watchman” is said to have been found in a safe-deposit box by Lee’s attorney, Tonja Carter. According to publisher HarperCollins, “Watchman” was written first and contained flashbacks to Scout’s childhood. […]

Winery hosts anniversary event

Music, food and wine planned

Sunland Vintage Winery Tasting Room will host its two-year anniversary celebration from 1 to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 1 and 2 at 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste A-108, in the Northstar Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Special guest Lisa Wall- Urgero will be present on Friday night, July 31. Scheduled entertainment from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday will […]

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