2016-01-07 E-Edition

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At Mae Boyar Park, bigger may not be better

A larger community center building than the current one at Mae Boyar Park—that is what Rancho Simi Park District wants. Why? Could the reason be to get more building rental income? As RSRPD explains in an email survey sent out to their list of Oak Park residents, “a larger building . . . could offer an improved rentable location for […]

Collecting coats for Casa Pacifica

Lydia Gable of Keller Williams Realty and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group will host their sixth annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 9 at Three Springs Park, 3000 Three Springs Drive, Westlake Village. Children can play and sled in 25 tons of snow that will be delivered for the event. Coffee, smoothies […]

‘Flashdance’ now a stage musical

“Flashdance: The Musical,” presented by Theater League’s current national touring company, comes to the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks later this month. It’s a chance to see the long-delayed stage adaptation of the hit 1983 film, which starred Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri and featured an array of Top 10 hits, including “Maniac,” “Manhunt” and “Flashdance . . . […]

Students share holiday spirit

FOR OTHERS—Sheri Kavanagh and her class at White Oak Elementary School show the centerpieces, holiday notes and door hangers they made for donation to local clients of the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Over the past decade, Kavanagh’s kids have taken part in the annual project to learn about sharing and compassion. United Cerebral Palsy serves more than 1,100 persons with […]

Can’t even build a treehouse anymore

The Good Ole Days. It sounds nice, doesn’t it? Children riding their bikes to school, neighbors saying hello as they pass one another on their walks, fathers teaching their kids how to throw a perfect pitch, young boys building a tree house… sccchrrreeeeccchhh! This weekend, my son and his three friends, ages 14 and 15, planned, organized and executed the […]

‘Sno-Man’ SoCal style

NO SNOW? NO PROBLEM!— Creative hikers fashion a “snowman” out of tumbleweeds along a trail in the Palo Comado Canyon near Oak Park. Look closely on the right side to spot the snowman’s stick arms and, on the left, a dog checking out the creation.

This Local Table is a hidden gem

Acorn Epicurean

The Local Table is the perfect moniker for a restaurant nestled in the quiet, upscale area of Dos Vientos Ranch in Newbury Park. And many local residents have already found their way to this establishment in the The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch, a beautifully designed plaza at 360 Via Las Brisas. For those not yet aware of The Local […]

Arthritis group to learn balance exercises

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 9 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Christine Goehring, physical therapist, will discuss and demonstrate balance exercises. The group meets every second Saturday, September through May, and features guest speakers from the medical community discussing osteo and rheumatoid arthritisis, […]

Disagreeing with Larry Brown

Thank goodness for the passing of 2015 and the final blathering and babbling left-wing rambling from Larry Brown. But wait, there’s more—it’s now 2016 and an election year at that. Larry must be on pins and needles with a whole year ahead for him to concoct his disdainfilled rants filled with disparaging remarks directed at those who do not share […]