2016-08-25

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PUC calls for new 805 area code

Region running out of numbers


The California Public Utilities Commission has begun a two-year process of introducing a new area code into the 805. Based on the current growth rate, the PUC expects it will run out of available 805 prefixes by June 2018. Before that happens, the state agency is meeting with officials in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to discuss […]

Electric cars on display



PLUGGED IN—The vehicles of tomorrow, such as this BMW electric Mini E, will be on display at the fourth annual Woodland Hills Drive Electric car show from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Aug. 27 at El Camino High School. Guests include actor Ed Begley Jr. and Henrik Fisker, founder and former CEO of Fisker Automotive, who will be on hand […]

It’s a material world

Cal Lutheran University art exhibit features work with textiles and clothing

The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at Cal Lutheran University will present a free exhibit of artists who incorporate cloth and clothing into their works from Aug. 26 through Oct. 29, with an opening reception at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 3 at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Titled “Material Culture,” the show will feature Katherine Cambareri, Mandy Cano […]

Food at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit cooked slow and served fast

Acorn Epicurean

Park your car or bike and follow your nose to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Simi Valley or Thousand Oaks, where slow-roasted, hickory-smoked meats are king and comfort-food sides have been ruling the roost since the Dickey’s reign began in 1941. Now serving customers in 600 locations around the U.S., Dickey’s has perfected its delectable, fall-off-the-bone St. Louis-style pork ribs, its […]

Lecture to discuss raising resilient teens




Resiliency, a crucial aspect of growing up healthy and a vital part of navigating the teen years, will be the topic of a free lecture called “The Resilient Teen: Helping Your Teen Have a Great Start to the New Year Inside and Outside the Classroom” taking place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Aug. 25, at the Agoura Hills […]

After punishment dished out, Lupe’s reopens




Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant reopened Monday following a four-day shutdown last week due to health code violations. The reprieve won’t last for long as the Thousand Oaks business previously announced it was closing for good on Aug. 29. The restaurant has been in business for 69 years. “Never in all these years have I ever been cited,” owner Lupe Zuniga told […]

Hockey mom takes aim at blood cancer




The thrill of roller hockey and the camaraderie of the sport helped to inspire Randi Kaefer as she was going through one of the most difficult times of her life. The 35-year-old mother of two who lives in Chatsworth was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma soon after she gave birth to her first child eight years ago. She went through six […]

Swing your partner, do-si-do



Square dancing is enjoying a renaissance in the area. Four clubs offer weekly lessons starting in September in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas. New members are welcome and no prior experience is needed to join. In Simi Valley, the Boots and Slippers Club meets Mondays at the Simi Valley Senior Center. For information, call Bob and Glenda at (805) […]

Company opens season with ‘Parade’



Panic! Productions will begin its 2016-2017 season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Parade,” Sept. 9 through 24 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. “ Parade” has a book by Alfred Uhry (“Driving Miss Daisy”) and a score by Jason Robert […]


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