Holiday magic shared on campus

‘Flashdance’: What a feeling!

The U.S. National Tour of “Flashdance the Musical,” a stage adaptation of the 1983 film, will make its local premiere Jan. 14 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 14; 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 15; 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 16, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sun., […]

Evolving business environment

Office Evolution opened its doors Nov. 30 at 30721 Russell Ranch Road, Ste. 140. The Westlake Village business offers executive offices and virtual/on demand business services, with 24 new, private and fully furnished executive offices ranging from 110 to 225 square feet, three conference rooms, a 360-square-foot business lounge and a 300-square-foot kitchen. Office members and members with select virtual […]

Bonding through fa la la la la

Hot Flashes

I was a tall kid with plenty of buck teeth, so I had no trouble standing out on the top riser. I couldn’t sing, but that didn’t matter because Mom and Dad knew Rudolph’s nose was red anyway and easily spotted my oversize toofers gleaming all the way to the North Pole. From the time I could tie my own […]

Characters from ‘Marvelous Wonderettes’ return

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Winter Wonderettes’

The parade of local Christmas shows continues with “Winter Wonderettes,” a veritable display of well-known and obscure holiday songs set in the framework of those lovable Chipmunks from Springfield High, the Marvelous Wonderettes. The show runs through Dec. 27 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. “Winter Wonderettes” is Roger Bean’s 2003 sequel to his warm and fuzzy revue “The […]


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 […]

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