All Jazzed Up

WINNING COMBOS—The Lindero Canyon Middle School Jazz Band “A” Band and Jazz Combo compete at the Reno Jazz Festival in Nevada under the direction of Matt McKagan. The Jazz Band“A”placed second in the Best Middle School Band category and the Jazz Combo placed first in the Best Middle School Combo category. Several members of the band earned Medals of Outstanding […]

‘Nice Guys’ is offensive, but enjoyable

The Movie Nut

This is a Shane Black movie. He wrote the original “Lethal Weapon” and directed “Iron Man 3,” so he adds a little loopiness to everything he does. But sometimes, he wanders way north of normal. A decade ago, he went there in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” and now this. Both seem to have been made for the sheer joy of […]

Intensive care unit opens for youth

The county has a new pediatric intensive care unit, meaning very ill children no longer have to travel to Los Angeles or Santa Barbara for critical treatments. On the very day Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks opened its new four-bed PICU, it admitted its first patient—and doctors there have been caring for kids every day since, […]

Vote for Reznik

I am writing to share my strong support for Janice Kamenir Reznik’s candidacy for the 27th State Senate District. My endorsement is based upon knowing Janice and following her extraordinary career over the past several decades. She is a person of integrity, commitment and compassion, and has lived her values throughout her personal and professional career. In advocating for the […]


Foundation open to two new trustees The Oak Park Community Foundation is seeking two new trustees who will help to establish policies, approve grants and plan events benefiting residents in the unincorporated Ventura County community. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit foundation supports volunteer efforts in Oak Park and raises funds for local programs and projects. It oversees a $250,000 annual […]


THURS., JUNE 2 Hold ’em Charity Poker Tournament 5 p.m. at Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. Cocktails, professional dealers, prizes. For ages 21 and up. Fundraiser for Kevin Cordasco Foundation. Tournament and dinner $150. Dinner only $60. Re-buys $50. Contact: Mike Geringer. Phone: 818.854.3009. Email: MGeringer@flynnassociates.com. Community Memorial Service 5:30 p.m. at east lawn of Camarillo Ranch, 201 […]

Priest finds message of forgiveness in Prodigal Son tale

People encouraged to carry out acts of mercy with families and others

Extending grace to those who have hurt us is an act that’s far easier said than done, said Monsignor Paul Albee of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. “It’s easy to forgive but hard to forget, and God does both,” he said. He said one of the most impactful reminders of God’s mercy is illustrated in the parable of the […]


CONSERVATION-MINDED—Employees of Keller Williams Realty in Calabasas partner with Mountains Restoration Trust in a May 12 Red Day event at Cold Creek Preserve. Each Keller Williams office nationwide chooses a nonprofit to help, and this year the Calabasas office joined workers from the MRT land trust to help remove harmful weeds and debris from Cold Creek’s riparian habitat. Red stands […]

Vote for Stern

I ask the voters of our region to select Henry Stern as our next representative to the California state Senate. Henry is bright, talented, energetic, highly educated and has worked at the grassroots level on several critical local issues. Henry Stern gets my vote based on his perspectives on the environment, energy, clean water and other key issues central to […]

Bringing home the gold

WINNERS—The West Coast Lacrosse classes of 2020 and 2021 bring home the gold at an Arizona tournament. The boys went 10-0 for the weekend between the two teams and qualified for the IMG Lacrosse Nationals in the fall. In the class of 2020 are, top row, from left: Coach Justin Eaton, Matt Fairweather, Evan Johnson, Zach Noe, Cole Clayton, Jacob […]

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