Water-friendly gardening workshops

Ventura County residents can learn how to transform their gardens into drought-tolerant landscapes from the Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Watershed Protection District. A free, five- part Ocean- Friendly Workshop series will take place in the Ventura County Government Center’s Pacific Conference Room, next to the Hall of Justice cafeteria, at 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. All workshops will start […]

Jolly fine British comedy opens

Cool Britannia will present a staged reading of “Jeeves Intervenes” at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 29 and at 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 30 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The play is by Margaret Raether, based on the works of P.G. Wodehouse, and directed by Terry Fishman. This is part of a series […]

High School Hi*Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Aug. 28: Movie night/main quad/7 to 9 p.m. Sun., Aug. 30: IB welcome picnic/ 3 p.m. Mon., Aug. 31: Music booster general meeting/performing arts education center/7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 1: Blood drive/G building/8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed., Sept. 2: Freshman election assembly/performing arts education center/11 a.m. to noon Parent ed night “Freshman Fears”/A1/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes […]

It’s back to nature for Medea Creek

The concrete Medea Creek flood channel in Agoura Hills began its return to a natural state last week when dignitaries from several agencies broke ground on the project. Members of the Agoura Hills City Council, the Las Virgenes Unified School District, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky as well as local residents […]

Take a shot at adult basketball league

Team packets are available for the fall 2015 Adult Basketball League sponsored by the Agoura Hills Department of Community Services. The league plays from 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays and from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The fall league will begin play the week of Sept. 10. League fees […]

Theater League tickets for sale

The Theater League’s 2015-16 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center Series offers individual tickets starting at $29 for four shows. The Broadway touring shows of “Elf” will run Nov. 19 to 22; “Flashdance The Musical,” from Jan. 14 to 17, 2016; “A Rat Pack Christmas” on Dec. 5 and “Ragtime” from March 24 to 27, 2016. The on-sale […]

CLU back in session

California Lutheran University will welcome new students and faculty members during the opening academic convocation at 9:30 a.m. Mon., Aug. 31 in Gilbert Arena in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, 130 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks. Faculty and administrators will assemble in full academic attire to commemorate the beginning of the academic year for about 850 freshmen and new transfer […]

Agoura panel OKs Chesebro Meadow luxury homes

City Council will decide fate of new development

After hearing a long debate on one of the most divisive issues in the city’s history, the Agoura Hills planning commission voted 3-2 to approve the environmental report and annexation for Chesebro Meadow on the city’s eastern border where new luxury homes are slated to be built. If approved by the City Council, 15 custom homes with possible guest houses […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $300 cellphone from a table at Agoura High School in the 28500 block of Driver Avenue Aug. 14. Calabasas A burglar stole a $ 3,500 computer from a home on Mulholland Highway Aug. 15. A thief stole a $ 50,000 diamond ring from the bedroom of a home on Meadowlark Lane July 28. Westlake […]

Black on black—raven vs. crow


At the California Wildlife Center, people often ask us, “How can you tell the difference between a raven and a crow?” If you had the two birds side by side, there would be no question. Ravens are much larger than crows, about the size of a redtailed hawk and they have a much more robust beak. Ravens also have a […]

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