Santa drops in

Fun for All!

PERFECT LANDING—At top, Santa Claus, portrayed by Rich Piccerlli, parachutes into the Janss Marketplace for the Jingle Bell Jump Nov. 27 in Thousand Oaks. At right, Nate Traylor of Granada Hills tries to get his 2-year-old son, Tyndale, to visit with Santa but he doesn’t seem to be interested. The event also had free train rides, arts and crafts and […]

Early ticket sales for Brooks interview

“Mel Brooks . . . Back in the Saddle Again! A Hilarious Conversation with Mel Brooks and Screening of ‘Blazing Saddles’” will be at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 19 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Brooks will provide an inside look at his career and the making of his groundbreaking movie, “Blazing Saddles.” The film, […]

Man barricaded in Agoura Hills home surrenders

A man armed with a handgun barricaded himself inside an Agoura Hills apartment Wednesday afternoon before surrendering to sheriff’s deputies. The incident began with a 3 p.m. call to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station about a man with a gun threatening a neighbor at a home in the 28700 block of Roadside Drive. When deputies arrived, 57-year-old William Hatten reportedly […]

Santa ’round the bend

Unique holiday parade brings cheer to the community

It’s not a parade you see every day—boats cruising down the street with holiday decorations. On Dec. 20, the Oak Park Boat Regatta returned to the community for the 16th year and featured 20 boats and other vehicles dressed in their best Christmas and Hanukkah finery. The annual Oak Park tradition began in 1999 with about a half-dozen boats and […]

More transportation options for seniors

On-call services go Uber and above

Senior Concerns will present an informative seminar on UberASSIST and UberWAV, two new on-demand transportation services offered by Uber Technologies Inc. to help meet the need for private, door-to-door transportation options for seniors and family caregivers in Ventura County, at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. UberASSIST provides additional assistance to seniors and […]

Jay Leno on stage Dec. 27

TV late night show host and stand-up comedian Jay Leno will perform his stand-up comedy at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 27 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Leno’s late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Prior to becoming host, Leno had been the […]

Drones are this season’s hottest gift

Sales of unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as drones, have soared this holiday season. The Consumer Technology Association expects 2015 sales to approach 700,000 units, a 63 percent increase over 2014. More than half will be sold during the holidays. It’s a $105-million U.S. market, and growing. Tucker Costello, 19, a drone enthusiast from Agoura Hills, says there’s a good […]

The plight before Christmas

Family Man

Moving furniture out of the house. Bringing in folding tables and chairs. A full day of cleaning. Loads of cooking. More and more cleaning. That’s Christmas Eve to my wife and me. One of my cousins called and had the audacity to ask if we’d give all that up to come over to her house instead. When families set out […]

Student earns first chair

Agoura High School sophomore and violinist Yasmine Kasra was selected to play first violin with 190 top high school musicians in the state at the California Orchestra Directors Association’s annual Honor Orchestra festival last week at San Jose State University. Yasmine is a member of the AHS advanced orchestra under the direction of Chad Bloom. Doris Fukawa, an advisor for […]

New and returning members fill key roles on Calabasas commissions

The Calabasas City Council selected dozens of residents, some new and some returning, to fill positions on the city’s eight commissions and two advisory boards. Most appointees will serve two-year terms that expire in November 2017. Commissions and advisory panels make recommendations to the council on issues such as development, public safety, parks and recreation programs, and other telecommunications, traffic […]

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