2016-03-17 E-Edition

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Happy Holi-day!

Indian festival a celebration of spring

BRIGHT AND SHINY DAY— Above, Tina Sankar of Oak Park enjoys a dab of face paint, one of the colorful traditions at the annual Holi festival hosted locally by the Indian Cultural Society. This year’s Holi celebration was March 12 at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park. At left, Bethany Reinbolt and Kailey Brzezinski, two 16-year-olds from Simi Valley, […]

Dial-A-Ride improved for disabled

The City of Agoura Hills added a new, larger van to the community Dial-A-Ride service that will offer improved loading convenience for passengers with mobility devices. The van has an expanded area for loading and riding, and versatile seating that can accommodate eight passengers or four passengers and two wheelchairs for transporting disabled residents comfortably. The Dial-A-Ride program, operated by […]


Beloved wife, graceful citizen and admired equal

Americans received a moving glimpse into the timeless love between Nancy Reagan and her husband, 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan, as friends and family shared stories of the former first lady during her memorial last Friday. Reagan, who died of congestive heart failure March 6 at the age of 94, was laid to rest March 11 beside her husband at […]

Auditions for ‘Addams Family’

Auditions for the musical comedy “The Addams Family” will be at 7 p.m. Sun., Mon. and Tues., March 20, 21 and 22 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Tami Keaton is the director with music direction by Nick Newkirk and choreography by Amie Woolweber. Performances are June 3 through July 3: 8 p.m. Fridays and […]

Daniel’s Day of Magic

TRICKED YOU—Left, comedy magician Bob Bolivar deceives his volunteer, Betty Jones- Smotherman, during his March 13 Daniel’s Day of Magic show at the Cancer Support Community on Hampshire Road in the Westlake portion of T.O. Right, Bolivar performs a rope trick for his captivated audience. Bolivar is also a featured magician at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. The event is […]

Hit-and-run driver sought in Agoura Hills

Lost Hills detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a driver who allegedly struck a cyclist in Agoura Hills and fled. The incident occurred on Argos Street near the Agoura High Football field and Chumash Park at about 11 a.m. Sun., March 13. According to authorities, a woman bicyclist who was traveling south on Argos was struck by a […]

County agency pushes for transportation tax

A half-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation improvements and transit costs in Ventura County may find its way onto the ballot this November. Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission, has floated the idea of a tax measure that would generate funding for freeway corridor improvements, local street and road repairs, bus and rail transit costs, […]


Local gem and mineral club to host fundraiser

The nonprofit Conejo Gem and Mineral Club will host its 42nd annual Pageant of a Thousand Gems fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 16 and 17 at Borchard Park Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Thousand Oaks. The free family-friendly event will feature many different aspects of earth science, including minerals, fossils and rocks, and demonstrations […]