2016-03-31 E-Edition

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Is Oak Park anti-liquor store?

We personally visited six Santa Barbara-area liquor stores owned by Elian Hanna, who now plans to open another such store, this time at the northeast corner of Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads in Oak Park Plaza. Here’s what we saw in his Santa Barbara stores: hookahs, knives, pornography, e-liquids, an extensive selection of tobacco products, ads for check cashing and […]

M*A*S*H actor G.W. Bailey to speak at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran University’s free “Conversations With…” series will feature actor G. W. Bailey at 7 p.m. Fri., April 8 in the Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. A stage, TV and film actor, Bailey stars as Lt. Louie Provenza in “Major Crimes,” a spinoff of the crime drama “The Closer,” in which he debuted the role. […]

Sizzling jazz thrills audience


Just as President Barack Obama was preparing to embark on his historic visit to Cuba, a group of eight musicians of Cuban descent were delighting a local audience last weekend. “ We listen to our music through our feet,” Cuban flutist Danilo Lozano joked during a special concert of Afro-Cuban jazz March 19 at the Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks. […]

Calabasas chamber names new CEO

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of a new CEO, Rana Ghadban from the Chatsworth Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce. Starting April 4, Ghadban replaces Bridget Karl, who recently left the Calabasas job to become the new chief executive for Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara. During her seven years at the Chatsworth Porter Ranch Chamber, Ghadban helped […]

Pros and cons of Agoura catwalk

I fully support the proposed wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon. I live in Liberty Canyon with my wife, two boys and a dog. In fact my property adjoins the permanent open space that the wildlife use as a direct route to the Santa Monica Mountains. About a dozen mountain lions live in Santa Monica Mountains. According to the research, that […]

Dick Van Dyke to share secrets of staying young

90-year-old actor embraces his inner child

Legendary actor Dick Van Dyke knows what it takes to stay young, even at the age of 90. Van Dyke will be sharing the secrets of his youthful approach to life at the upcoming One City, One Book event hosted by the City of Agoura Hills. Van Dyke has starred in many movies and television shows, including “Mary Poppins,” “Chitty […]


THURS., MARCH 31 10 Years Reunion 2 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, T.O. For Robinsons-May Co. and The Oaks mall associations. No host. RSVP required. Contact: Carolyn Kolar Elsenbach. Phone: 805.376.0129. FRI., APRIL 1 Used Book Sale 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Fiction and […]

Concerns, hopes for the economy

An aging population and a severe lack of affordable housing are issues that will continue to plague Thousand Oaks and Ventura County as a whole unless something is done, a panel of experts said at the recent economic outlook forecast breakfast sponsored by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks and Cal Lutheran University held at the college campus in Thousand […]

Missing Cabrillo

The community has been fortunate to have a taste of “Broadway in its own backyard,” and my fear is that it won’t be truly appreciated until it’s gone forever. In a world of growing cynicism and fleeting images on computer screens, live theater is one of the few art forms remaining that we have to bring us back in touch […]