Marching Orders

WELL DRESSED—At left, 17-year-old Lily Apar, an Oak Park High School senior band member, watches for direction while playing during halftime at the Eagles’ first home game, Sept. 18, against Carpinteria. Below, Oak Park musicians Kakeru Ogata, a junior, and Samuel Archer, a sophomore, keep the rhythm with their drums. All the band members wore new uniforms they received in […]

Free screening of Spanish movie in T.O.

California Lutheran University will present its International Film Series with a free screening of the Spanish movie “Even the Rain (También la lluvia)” at 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 7 at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive. Shown in Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles, the 2010 film explores the effects of imperialism. The director is Icíar Bollaín. The […]

Doctor provides insights into finding relief for aching back, neck

Back pain

One of the most common medical issues affecting millions of Americans of all ages and walks of life is neck and back pain. Depending on its severity, this type of pain can range from mildly annoying to debilitating, robbing a person of the ability to work, move around and enjoy life. The pain you feel in your neck or back […]

Endorsements in Agoura Hills

I will vote for Illece Buckley Weber and Linda Northup for our City Council, and I will vote yes on Measure E. As mayor, Illece has been a tireless worker and leader on behalf of our community. She has played a significant role in the new event center, restoring Medea Creek, bringing more reclaimed water to the city and working […]

The sharing economy for seniors

When attending out-of-town conferences, my friend Sara saves big money by staying in a room at another person’s house through Airbnb. She swears by the lower cost compared to a traditional hotel room and the positive experience of getting to know her hosts. Airbnb connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to […]

Roger McGuinn of The Byrds in concert

Roger McGuinn, a founding member of the 1960s folk-rock band The Byrds, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 3 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. In 1964, with Los Angeles musicians Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clark, McGuinn formed The Jet Set, later called The Beefeaters […]

Drought prolongs allergy season

Allergy season in Southern California usually begins in March, peaks in April and is mostly over by May. But the region’s four-year dry spell has changed the usual seasonal patterns, extending the allergy season well into summer and beyond, allergy specialists say. “There have been a lot patients coming into the office in recent weeks,” said allergist Dr. Mary Gianos, […]

Vacation Photo 2015 Contest Winner

AMERICAN HISTORY—Hilary and Jonathan Matthew from Agoura Hills visit Eldon, Iowa and pose with their Acorn in front of the home used in Grant Wood’s famous 1930 painting, “American Gothic.” While traveling in his native state, Wood became inspired by the little wood farmhouse made in the architectural style called Carpenter Gothic. His painting shows a hard-working, salt-of-the-earth American man […]

For Las Virgenes school board

We strongly support Linda Menges for the Las Virgenes Board of Education. It was our privilege to work alongside Linda on various parent faculty committees at both the middle and high school levels. We know she is committed to serving our students and preserving and improving our standing as a high-ranking school district. With her strong financial background, her detailed […]

Aging advisory council needs members

Qualified citizens are needed to serve on the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. The council advocates for senior citizens age 60 and over. Members of are appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, local cities and service providers. The council involves the community in creating and sustaining programs that assist senior living. The council forms task […]