YMCAs collecting food for Manna

Drop off items at Triunfo Y in Agoura

Local YMCA branches are collecting food donations to give to Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank. Families that rely on subsidized breakfasts and lunches for their children during the school lunch no longer have access to these healthy meals during the summer. Nonperishable food is being collected on Fridays throughout the summer. Children who attend YMCA summer camps are encouraged […]

God’s love fits us like a glove

Roots of Faith

Sometimes God uses the strangest means to get our attention. God tells the prophet Jeremiah to buy a brand-new linen loincloth, a type of underwear. He is to put it on but not to wash it (Jeremiah 13:1-11). The NIV translation says “belt,” but “loincloth” is a more powerful image. After wearing the loincloth for a while, Jeremiah receives further […]

Keeping kids and family entertained doesn’t have to be a chore

Summer is in full force. Are the kids already bored? They shouldn’t be. Not in this town. Just look at all the opportunities for fun and games, camps and activities. Summertime should be a golden time. But once the initial excitement of getting out of school is over, children often find themselves back in front of the TV or game […]

Mary Anne Crowley Marion

Cabrillo’s musical is a splashy hit

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Little Mermaid’

Stage magic has never been as enchanting as in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s latest offering, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” which runs through Sun., July 24 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The production incorporates a dizzying array of colorful costumes, special effects and sumptuous music in presenting the 2008 musical version of the 1989 animated feature, which […]


Lots of laughs with clean comedy Moorpark Presbyterian Church will host the Clean Comedy Cavalcade of Stars at 6:30 p.m. Sat., July 23 at the church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Guest comics Joby Saad, Leslie Norris Townsend, Marty Simpson, Dobie Maxwell, Charlene Mae and Bill Gorgo will provide a clean comedy show suitable for all ages. Their credits include “The […]