2016-01-14 E-Edition

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Our staff picks the top men and women of 2015, important difference- makers who impacted the community in a positive way.

Cim Castellon Cimberly Castellon recently moved to Palm Desert to restore an historic home, but the mark she made in the cities of Calabasas and Agoura Hills as a volunteer historian will be remembered for years to come. Still a member of the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society and a volunteer historian for Agoura Hills, Cim (pronounced Kim) remains close to […]


THURS., JAN. 14 JNET Thousand Oaks 7 to 9 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Networking for Jewish business owners and employees. No charge to attend first two meetings. Contact: Steve Marche. Phone: 805.374.6000. Email: Steve@homeloans411.com. Web: www.jnetonline.org. Conejo Gem And Mineral Club 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, […]

Young men can audition in Agoura Hills for new boy band

Sande Alessi Casting—the casting directors of “Argo,” “Pirates Of The Caribbean,” “CSI,” “Glee” and “Austin Powers—is auditioning young men ages 12 to 21 for a boy band created by Sybil Hall, producer of The Back Street Boys. The producer is looking for males ages 12 to 21 only who can sing a cappella and dance; all ethnic types are welcome. […]

GUEST OPINION /// Park official not happy with Oak Park’s treatment

Over the last two years, I have become increasingly concerned about the direction of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District and its failure to adequately represent the residents of Oak Park. RSRPD is a “special district,” which is funded through the State of California. The district oversees a budget of about $2.9 million. These funds come from two main […]

Wave power

SURF’S UP—At top, a photographer gets up close and personal to capture images of the large waves Jan. 7 near Ventura Pier in Ventura. Bottom, waves churn and collide and erupt into large plumes during the Jan. 8 high tide at Mondos Beach north of Ventura.

Auditions for improv group

Auditions for Conejo Improv players will be at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 16 at the Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. There are open call auditions; no appointments are necessary. Improv experience is preferred but not necessary. There is no pay. The troupe director is Jeremy Zeller. Rehearsals will be from 9 to 11 a.m. the first […]

Luther College choir to perform

Ascension Lutheran Church will host the Luther College Nordic Choir, conducted by Allen Hightower, at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 23 at the church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Established in 1948, this choir of mixed voices tours frequently. Their recordings include “Spirit, Moving Over Chaos.” The Jan. 23 program will include “Serenity” by Ola Gjeilo, “Wake, awake” by F. […]

Tree house story

Sometimes it is hard to believe what parents will do for their children, including writing a letter to the editor that isn’t exactly true. (“Can’t even build a tree house anymore,” Jan. 7.) I would like to set the record straight. I also believe kids are too connected to their video games and cellphones; however, if there is a choice […]

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