2016-05-12 E-Edition

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Louisville ends school year on a high note

SONG BIRDS—Louisville High School’s newest choir, Royal Company, is a first-place winner at the Music in the Parks festival April 15 in Placentia. The choir, consisting of 13 Louisville students and directed by teacher Maura Crawley (top right), sang three classical pieces at the competition.

Senior Concerns offers two free presentations

In partnership with the National Council on Aging, Senior Concerns is offering one-stop shops for free economic check-ups to assist low-income adults in managing budgets, saving money, finding work, and setting financial goals. Participants in the economic check-up program must be age 55 or older with a household income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines: $29,425 […]


THURS., MAY 12 Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Tom Del Beccaro, former chair of the Calif. Republican Party, gives talk. Lunch cost: $25. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. Original One-Act Plays 7 p.m. today and Friday at Moorpark High School performing arts center, 4500 Tierra […]

Fit 4 The Cause names new directors

Dr. Lester Summerfield and Dr. Jill Stocker are the two newest members on the board of directors of Fit 4 The Cause, a Conejo Valley-based nonprofit that provides fitness training and nutrition education for those who cannot afford or attend traditional gyms under usual circumstances Summerfield has been a licensed psychologist and practicing in the Conjeo Valley since 1979. He […]

Row, row, row your boat in Conejo Valley

Harrison Zilli dips his oar in the water and completes his first five strokes, rowing across an open marina with the wind whipping across his face. That’s when the adrenaline rush kicks in and he’s in his element. “Once you are pulling hard and see and feel the water whizzing by, it’s really exciting. You are rowing next to sailboats, […]

Turn up the heat by adding hot peppers to the garden

Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think, and many of the hot pepper myths floating around the garden are simply not true. Don’t worry about your hot peppers heating up your sweet peppers. Peppers are normally self-pollinated. […]

Civil war in the Marvel universe

The Movie Nut

There’s an African proverb: “When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.” Or, as Iron Man puts it: “You try to save as many people as you can. Sometimes, that doesn’t mean everybody.” With recent superhero battles in Washington, New York and Segovia, there’s been too much collateral damage; the government believes more oversight is necessary. The bureaucrats have a plan. […]

Free skin exams available in T.O.

One in five Americans develop skin cancer

The Center for Dermatology Care will offer free skin exams for residents from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., May 19 at the center, 267 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Patients must make a reservation in order to attend the event and schedule for a skin exam. Attendees will be educated on the prevention and detection of skin cancer, and also […]

San Miguel Island to reopen to the public

San Miguel Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park, will reopen to the public Tues., May 17 in time for Memorial Day. San Miguel Island is owned by the Department of Defense, which is represented locally by the commanding officer of Naval Base Ventura County. In April 2014, the naval base asked the National Park Service to discontinue recreational […]