Yachting offers a sea of new adventures

Flying Squirrel

If you ask the average traveler to picture a cruise vacation, they’d describe a big ship with lots of dining and entertainment options sailing into exotic Caribbean ports of call. They might also imagine thousands of other people sharing that same vacation experience. Modern cruise ships board anywhere from 490 guests (Regent’s Seven Seas Navigator) to 5,000 or more (Royal […]

Renaissance man Steve Martin still youthful at 71

Steve Martin has so many credits on his resume, he’s a one-man entertainment industry. Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, art curator, playwright, musician and author, Martin is a modern-day Renaissance man. His appearance last month at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, presented a unique opportunity for guests to view the mind-set of this highly […]

Rec center under review

The new Mae Boyar Community Center in Oak Park was approved last October, but not all residents were satisfied with the plan and some have convinced the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District—the agency responsible for the new building—that design changes should be made. The $2.4-million center will replace the park’s 50-year-old building. It boasts modern amenities yet maintains a […]


It’s Open Closet Day for residents Conejo Community Outreach will present its inaugural Open Closet Day from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 at Tang Soo Do University, 300-F Giant Oak Ave., Newbury Park. The Conejo Valley-based nonprofit will allow open access to its Community Closet, a free resource that provides basic necessities to families and individuals in need. […]

Run Club prepares kids for Great Race

YOUNG ATHLETES—The Oak Hills Run Club trains every Wednesday and Friday morning. The student runners are preparing for the Great Race of Agoura on April 1. Parents Heather Peters, Anastasia Soroa, Heather Shmorak and Stephanie Green run the club.

District seeks tax through mail-in ballot

Even though Oak Park residents approved the Measure S school bond last November, they will be asked to renew a separate parcel tax in May that has been in effect since 2004. Oak Park Unified School District officials hope that voters will support the tax continuation, Measure A, through a special mail-in ballot on May 2. Homeowners will be asked […]

Ringing in a new year

Reagan Foundation to award scholarships

Ventura County high school seniors eligible to apply

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has launched the 18th year of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program. The scholarship program rewards seniors graduating from Ventura County high schools who have demonstrated leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement and commitment to Ventura County throughout their four years of high school. A total of $50,000 in college scholarships will […]

Residents upset over Triunfo grassy knoll conspiracy

After three years of pulling up grass at nearly every park within its boundaries, did the Conejo Recreation and Park District finally go too far with its water-saving efforts at Triunfo Neighborhood Park? That’s what a few outspoken park regulars are saying—and they have statistics to back it up. Unlike other parks in the district that lost between 25 and […]

Another sideline ‘squeeze-athon’

Hot Flashes

If you’re into armpits, I’ve got just the game for you. Basketball. The sport of squeaky shoes and flashing underarms, where it’s a serious crime to travel but OK to dunk and dribbling won’t send you into the old poops’ home. Turns out I have two grandsons who could be described as happy, squeaky, dribbling dunkelberries. So on Saturday mornings, […]

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