Realtor leads big yard sale

Chris McCloud of REMAX Olson Associates has organized a mega-yard sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sat., April 23 for 40 homes in the Shadow Oaks neighborhood of Thousand Oaks. Maps and address list will be available at 169 East Gainsborough Road. Call (805) 402-0801.

All in all, it’s another brick in the wall

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA is on a final push to generate the funds needed for completion of the new Triunfo YMCA building in Westlake Village. A campaign called Pave a Path for Future Generations will recognize donors with personalized bricks at the entrance to the new Y. Bricks are available for $5,000 each, payable over five years. “We’re hoping […]

Final review for VC transit tax

Despite having spent around $80,000 to mail out 276,000 brochures extolling the virtues of a new transportation plan—and a half-cent sales tax to accompany it—the Ventura County Transportation Commission has not yet officially decided to pursue the tax at the ballot box. But that decision is expected to come during a commission special meeting tomorrow, April 22. VCTC is also […]

Free happy Bard-day festivities

Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s death and the 20th season of its own annual festival with 24 hours of activities beginning Sat., April 23 on the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. All events will be take place in or around Overton Hall on Memorial Parkway near Regent Avenue. April […]

Musical opens at CLU

The Cal Lutheran University Music and Theatre Arts departments will present the Tony Award-winning musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 8 p.m. April 21, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 in the Black Box Theatre, 141 Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus. Matinees at 2 p.m. will be on Sat., April 23 and Sun., May 1. “The Drowsy Chaperone” debuted […]


Rivals stake claim in 27th State Senate race

David Pollock only candidate from Ventura County

An elected official with experience in city and school affairs, David Pollock of Moorpark promises to be an even-handed representative if elected to the state’s 27th Senate District in November. Incumbent Sen. Fran Pavley is being termed out of office. The primary election is Tues., June 7. Pollock, a 55-year-old Democrat, is the only contender from Ventura County, which comprises […]

Will roads go downhill due to cheap gas?

Drivers will pay less per gallon of gas this summer because of a recent reduction in the state’s gasoline tax. But consumers could end up spending their savings at the pump on new tires and shocks. That’s because Ventura County relies exclusively on gasoline excise tax revenue to pay for repairing and maintaining local roads. But that funding continues to […]

Stephen Schonebaum

Schools in Acorn country are ‘golden’

High honor for schools in the area

Local elementary schools continue to rank among the best in California, according to the latest news out of Sacramento. Elementary schools throughout the region received the 2016 California Gold Ribbon honor from the California Department of Education. The Gold Ribbon award replaces the California Distinguished Schools program. This year the state focused on elementary schools. Middle and high schools were […]

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