The future of transportation

Supervisor Linda Parks will present the next session of her quarterly dinner series on the topic of the future of transportation at 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 7 at Jeanette’s Edelweiss, 2160A Newbury Road, Newbury Park. A no-host cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend the discussion, which will include driverless cars, hydrogen cars and […]


THURS., NOV. 24 Thanksgiving Day 5K 8 a.m. at Rancho Simi Park (duck pond), 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Course is on bike path. Walkers, joggers and runners welcome. All runners receive swag bag. Portion of proceeds go to local youth groups. Cost: $55. Web: www.ThanksgivingDay5k.com. SAT., NOV. 26 Buckles And Bows Square Dance Club 7 to 10 p.m. at […]


Man sentenced in Agoura machete attack

A man received a 12-year prison sentence on Nov. 16 for attacking his former girlfriend with a machete in Agoura Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. Travis Anthony Hunter, 23, pleaded no contest on Oct. 13 to both the attack and first-degree burglary. The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. on July 18 when Hunter allegedly entered […]

Volunteer to speak for foster kids

An informational session for those interested in serving as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for foster children will be take place Wed., Nov. 30 in Camarillo. CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers citizens as court officers to be a reliable adult and advocate for an appointed foster child. Volunteer advocates typically handle one case at a time. […]

Yep, Ringo gets by with help from his friends

CONCERT REVIEW /// Ringo Starr

Whether 8 or 80, everyone should see a Beatle once in their life. With John Lennon and George Harrison long gone, that leaves Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The latter made an appearance Nov. 11 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Fred Kavli Theatre with his latest assemblage of geezer rockers known as the All-Starr Band. The group thrilled […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone caused $600 in damage breaking into a house on Torrepines Place Nov. 8. The burglar ransacked the house, but the victim wasn’t sure if anything was taken. A $ 5,000 bracelet was stolen from a home on Rainbow View Drive Nov. 4. A thief stole five fire extinguishers valued at $350 and caused $500 in damage to […]

Another feast for a fussy eater

Hot Flashes

To brine or not to brine? To fry or not to fry? To nap and call Gelson’s, or just nap? These are the real questions facing us today. So that’s why I subscribe to several cooking newsletters that fill my inbox with more than 10,000 ways to cook a turkey. If I told Grumps I was going to do an […]

‘Elf Jr.’ for the holidays

Youth Musical Theatre will present “Elf Jr.,” a family musical, at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 2 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The eight-performance weekend run will end Sun., Dec. 11. Directed by Raymond Saar, this show is based on the Hollywood film starring Will Ferrell. “Elf Jr.” tells the story of Buddy, […]

Bozajian gives State of City in Calabasas

At the very western edge of the San Fernando Valley, out where cowboys and Indians used to roam, is a place where I find I unwind, a quiet place I call home. The words to “The Calabasas Song,” written by Doug Goodwin, rang out at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center Nov. 16 as city officials and residents gathered to […]

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