Lottery held next week for Calabasas Avanti luxury condominiums

Registration today

Looking for affordable housing in Calabasas, such as it is? Here’s a chance, but the window of opportunity is about to close. The developer of the Avanti luxury condominiums on Park Sorrento is accepting applications for eight apartments that will be available for low- income individuals and families. A lottery will determine who will first be offered the chance to […]

Having a ball at the Scandinavian Market in Agoura

Event will include a meatball judging contest

The Vasa Park Association of Southern California will host the annual Scandinavian Hostmarknad/ Fall Market and Swedish Meatball Contest of Southern California from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 18 at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. The event is open to the public. Scandinavians and attendees are expected from throughout Southern California. Youth activities for the […]

Country star Martina McBride brings her hits T.O.

Singer has six number one hits and 14 Grammy nominations

Award-winning country star Martina McBride will be live in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. McBride has addressed domestic violence in the song “Independence Day,” female empowerment in “This One’s for the Girls,” child abuse in “Concrete Angel,” alcoholism in “Cheap Whiskey,” poverty in “God’s Will” […]

Readers give thumbs up to ‘Handshake-gate’

Editor’s note: Readers responded to last week’s column by sports editor Eliav Appelbaum. He wrote about the lack of sportsmanship in high school football, a topic sparked by Salesian captains refusing to shake hands with Calabasas players during a pregame coin toss. Here are some of the letters we received: Spot on, Eliav, spot on. The lack of big picture […]

Local area still tiptoeing through the recession

Healthy job market eases fears

A booming labor market that has created jobs for nearly everyone who wants them should drive salaries higher next year in Ventura and Los Angeles counties and keep the recession at bay, a newly released economic forecast says. But fewer jobs will be created statewide as the recovery from the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis moves into its eighth year. “Ventura […]

Legendary artists to showcase their works at Conejo art fest

Fine artists abound in and around the Conejo Valley, but a select few have recently been deemed legendary and not just because they’ve been honing their craft for more years than most. The artists—Fred Stone, Roland Roy, Bill Blackman, Irv Morgan and Theodora Ilowitz— will be showcasing and selling their art at the Thousand Oaks Art Festival from 10 a.m. […]

Fun at Disneyland without mom and dad

Kid goes over to the Dark Side

Before my wife and I got married, we dated. When I felt it was time to see if we had what it took to be a more serious couple, we went to Disneyland. We had a great time and that meant we could tie the knot. After the ceremony and after becoming parents, we let our son turn 2 years […]

Four saxophones, great music

The City of Angels Saxophone Quartet will perform a classical music concert at 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 17 at the Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. The ensemble, which won top honors at the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music competitions, has toured the USSR and throughout the United States. The quartet will perform works by Ravel, Piazzolla, Dubra […]

PCH lane closed this weekend for triathlon

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced the closure of up to one lane on north- and southbound Pacific Coast Highway from Busch Drive to Deer Creek Road for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon this weekend. The lane closures will be from 5 a.m. until noon on Sat., Sept. 17 and Sun., Sept. 18. Motorists should anticipate delays during this time. […]

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