From classical to disco



THURS., JUNE 30 ‘When Daniel Comes Marching Home’ 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Doors open 1 p.m. Senior Center Performing Arts Group presents original musical production. Free admission. Seating on first come, first served basis. Phone: 805.583.6363. FRI., JULY 1 Westlake Village TGIF 7 p.m. at Westlake Village Civic Center courtyard, 31200 Oak […]

Dancer takes the proper steps to achieve her goals

WHS graduate to perform at Hollywood Bowl

A Westlake High School alumna’s decision to pursue dance as a career is paying early dividends. Fresh off earning a diploma from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television this month, Maggie Darago has already landed an ensemble role alongside the likes of Mario Lopez in the musical “A Chorus Line,” coming to the Hollywood Bowl next month. Now 21, […]


Let’s take in a drink and a movie

Moviegoers in Calabasas will soon be able to have wine, beer or a cocktail while they watch films at the Edwards Calabasas 6 theater in The Commons. The Calabasas City Council gave the OK at a meeting last week to allow Regal Cinemas to sell alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption. Regal is the parent company of the Edwards theater chain. […]

Time to celebrate the red, white and pow-pow-pow

Family Man

It’s Fourth of July again, and in honor of our free nation, there will be no eating hot dogs in the backyard, no buying fireworks at the fireworks stand and no going to the fireworks show at the park. Like the good Americans we are, my family is going to eat lasagna, revel in the air-conditioned rooms of our home […]

New steak restaurant a cut above

WELL DONE—Above, guests gather on the patio during a grand opening celebration for Cut 360 on June 23 in Thousand Oaks. Below, Bennett Quintard, right, a waiter at Cut 360, offers a serving of ahi tuna poke to Kelli Brodie, left, of Woodland Hills and Robin Kolstad of Playa del Rey. Cut 360 calls itself a churrascaria, a restaurant where […]

Entertainment at county fair

The Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs Aug. 3 through 14 at the county fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The fair will have contests, exhibits, animals and carnival rides. The Grandstand Arena Entertainment Series offers 10 free concerts and four Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos. These events, except as noted, are included in the fair […]

Only a fool lights up on the fourth

COMMENTARY /// Firework safety

Last year on the Fourth of July, residents of rural Agoura living along Mulholland Highway panicked when celebrants at a large backyard holiday gathering unleashed a booming barrage of fireworks at 8:30 p.m. This year, the hope is that people will truly think before they act in an unlawful and irresponsible manner. The recent Calabasas wildfire—sparked by a toppled power […]

No good deed goes unpunished when it comes to water conservation

Hot Flashes

Dear Mother Nature, First you say you do and then you don’t. For starters, you and that El Niño flake were supposed to dump enough wet stuff to make this desert a veritable field of dreams. I even got one of those little Paddington Bear raincoats. The forecasters hailed your impending arrival and I learned to make chowder . . […]