Benefit has nuns on the run

Race proceeds support Sisters of Notre Dame’s world ministry

The Sisters of Notre Dame and La Reina high and middle schools in Thousand Oaks will host the third annual Nun Run 5K and one-mile Fun Run at 8 a.m. Sat., Feb. 4. The course will start on Dover Avenue and finish in the front of the La Reina campus at 106 W. Janss Road. The event is open to […]

Eatery offers winning recipe for success

Acorn Epicurean

What do you get when you take a thriving, decades-old restaurant that serves tasty comfort food and add two new motivated owners and a loyal clientele? You get the Country Harvest Restaurant in Newbury Park—a recipe for success that keeps on keeping on. Even the back story is as warming as the freshly made muffins, soda bread and down-home country […]

Peter Pan backstory is magical

play review /// ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

There’s method to the madness in Rick Elice’s “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a prequel that attempts to explain the back story of J.M. Barrie’s ages-old “Peter Pan” tale. Based on a novel by humorist Dave Barry and thriller writer Ridley Pearson, the 2009 play is quickly becoming a popular presence on community theater stages thanks to its deliberately low-budget production […]


Docents sought for Adamson House

California State Parks is recruiting volunteers/docents for training in conducting public tours of the historic Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon. The training will be Thursday afternoons from Feb. 2 through March 9. Prospective docents will participate in a six-week training course, held once a week in 3.5- hour sessions. Trainees will hear from speakers on such topics as Rindge/Adamson family […]

Story of missing child is heartfelt

The Movie Nut

Every year in India, 80,000 children go missing. This is the story of one of them. In both human and photographic terms, it’s beautifully told and powerfully moving. “Lion” is proof that a talented filmmaker with a small principal cast can fully take over your heart and mind and tear ducts and hold you in the palm of their hands […]

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