2016-07-21 E-Edition

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Cabrillo hosts free live theater for kids

Cabrillo Music Theatre is teaming up with local businesses to provide the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and other area nonprofits serving low-income youth an opportunity to experience live theater at no cost. About 450 kids will attend Cabrillo’s production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. B&G club members […]

One-woman show explores modern dating

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts will host a one-woman musical comedy by Bailey Thompson at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., July 22 and 23 at 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. “Trials and Tinderlations” will feature songs and stories about 20-something dating. Singer and actor Thompson will take the audience on a journey of five years of dating in a […]

Breast-feeding benefits mom, baby

COMMENTARY /// Breast-feeding

For a few thousand years, there was no question about where newborns and infants would get the food they needed. Breast-feeding was, for the most part, the one and only option. Then for a few decades beginning in the 1950s, popular opinion shifted dramatically. Many of us alive today were raised on formula. Over the past several years, however, medical […]

Growing pains

It’s bad enough that the construction being done at the TJ Maxx mall in Westlake has made the corner an eyesore. But it gets worse. Last week as I was walking to the Subway store, I just missed falling into an uncovered hole about a foot deep. As I looked around, there were many such deep uncovered holes. Is it […]

Setting out on two wheels to become a local tourist

There have been endless excuses for years now that have continued to keep me off my bicycle, all legitimate yet still unacceptable. Being aboard my bicycle is far beyond mere exercise for me; I’m a tourist on two wheels, and every ride is full of exploration and discovery. So I loaded my bike and plotted a leisurely ride, from the […]


THURS., JULY 21 T.O. Stamp Club 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Program on stamp design errors. Contact: Rick McHenry. Phone: 805. 405.4566. Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bring trees for a workshop. Phone: 805.495.7480. Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club 7:30 […]

Vaccination campaign underway in L.A. County

Meningococcal can cause brain infection

In response to the state’s recent identification of an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Southern California, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl introduced a motion directing the Los Angeles County Health Agency and the Department of Public Health to develop a comprehensive vaccination campaign. Gay and bisexual men are at special risk for meningococcal, a fatal disease but one that can be prevented […]

Disgruntled school taxpayer

With close to 50 percent of the students being out of district and a school board trying to lure and retain more out-of-district kids, one might wonder where our community schools have gone. One neighbor’s kid had a play date with his schoolmate but had to travel to Simi Valley to be with his new out-of-district friend. Oak Hills Elementary […]