2017-01-05

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The dynamic duo

Junior guards steady Lion girls’ basketball squad



The Lions don’t rebuild. They simply build. Oaks Christian High’s girls’ basketball team has dominated on the hardwood with 20 straight Marmonte League victories since leaving the Tri-Valley League two years ago. The CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA behemoth graduated two star players last spring— Roxy Barahman and Katie Campbell— who combined to average nearly 30 points per game. That’s not […]

Inmates make a ‘pawsitive’ impact




The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is launching a pilot program this month that will provide a second chance for both inmates and shelter dogs. VCSO’s detention-services division has partnered with Pivot Animal Assisted Education Outreach, a Ventura-based nonprofit that works to save dogs facing euthanasia at local shelters by providing them with training that could make them more adoptable. As […]

Gold strike

Freshman forward kicks off Oak Park soccer career with four-goal bonanza



Sophia Druian will always remember her first goal as a high school soccer player . . . and her second, third and fourth. Druian, a freshman for Oak Park’s girls’ soccer team, scored four goals in her second varsity match, a 4-0 home win against Canyon on Nov. 29. The 15-year-old striker has kept up the torrid pace, notching eight […]

Musicians present Tchaikovsky, Mozart

Chamber artists to perform Jan. 15

The California Chamber Artists will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” and Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings at 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 15 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Clarinetist Daniel Geeting, who retired in 2016 after 32 years of teaching at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, and his wife, cellist Joyce Geeting, are leading […]

Stone, Gosling hit emotional high in timeless musical

The Movie Nut

“Here’s to the ones who dream,” Mia sings. “Foolish as they may seem.” Movies simply don’t get any more magical than “La La Land.” From the opening credits when the screen widens out to announce “Presented in Cinemascope,” to the closing scene that’s reminiscent of “Casablanca,” this is an homage to yesterday with a spirit that’s timeless. It’s a film […]

Book reveals steps toward a fruitful life




Rabbi Aryeh Lang of the Chabad of Camarillo said he has boxes of “Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson” in his home to give as gifts. The book by Simon Jacobson encapsulates the teachings of Schneerson, the seventh Rebbe of Chabad and the leader of the worldwide Chabad movement. Widely considered the foremost Jewish […]

Pet of the week



A NEW PET FOR THE NEW YEAR—Toby is a male orange tabby domestic shorthair mix about 7 years old. He is a sweet boy who gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Toby ask for ID No. A4993549 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov […]

Temple serves Christmas dinner



WELCOME ALL—Left, Temple Adat Eloim serves more than 100 guests to a Christmas dinner Dec. 25 at the Thousand Oaks temple. Below, volunteers prepare the food. The 2016 event marked the 22nd consecutive year that the temple has offered a free dinner for residents seeking community and a hot meal.

New supper club wows Conejo Valley

Acorn Epicurean

When excellent, upscale food and a vibrant, intimate atmosphere are paired with mellow live music, you get a restaurant that sings. Bistro 101 Jazz & Blues Lounge is a hip, new supper club-inspired establishment in the Conejo Valley that’s sure to please diners and music buffs alike. So what’s a supper club? you might ask. It’s a fine-dining restaurant that […]