Candy in the garden

COMMENTARY /// All about tomatoes

Sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe, tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and harvested from your own garden or container. Ensure the best flavor and results by selecting the most disease-resistant varieties and growing your tomatoes in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Choose plants with the growth habit that […]

This Eagle Scout is definitely on right path

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held March 11 for Diego M. Sol of Boy Scout Troop 127, Agoura Hills, at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas. About 90 guests attended the ceremony, including Robert Yalda, public works director/ Calabasas city engineer and Marty hall, deputy director of community services. Speakers from Troop 127 included Scoutmaster Geoff Gunn, […]

Paintings aplenty at plein air art show

The National Park Service will host this year’s Allied Artists Plein Art Show fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., April 2 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The event will feature original works in oil, pastel and watercolor made in an outdoor setting from artists from […]


The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs and events during April at 200 Civic Center Way. The library will be closed Sun., April 16 and tutoring programs will be cancelled Tues. and Thurs., April 11 and 13. For more information, call (818) 225-7617 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. Sat., April 1, kindergartners through third-graders can read to Pet Partners therapy […]


Book signing Author Sharon Insul will have a book signing for the first of a trilogy titled “I am Sooo Lucky!!!” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 8 at the Barnes & Noble store in Thousand Oaks. Insul wrote and hand illustrated the book, which she will read at the event. The story is about two young sisters […]

When you suspect a friend’s parent needs help

Other Side of 50

A few weeks ago my husband and I were invited to a small dinner party. My friend wanted us to visit with his 90-year-old father, who was in town for a brief stay. It had been a long time since I’d seen his father, maybe 20 years. Since then, his wife had passed away and he was living alone in […]

Easter celebration with pasta

The Italian Catholic Federation Branch 380 will host an International Easter Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Sat., April 8 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The doors will open at 5 p.m. The event is open free to the community and will feature a dinner of pasta fagioli. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert […]

Westlake High graduate competes on this season of NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Singing in front of others is scary enough for some people. Singing in front of four A-list celebrity judges and a live audience? Now that’s downright terrifying. Yet 2016 Westlake High alumnus Jack Cassidy appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” earlier this month with seemingly no fear, impressing music superstars Alicia Keys and Adam Levine, who begged him to join their […]

Unity in the community

FRIENDSHIP WALK—At top, people walk along Kanan Road to Mae Boyar Park during the one-mile Friendship Walk in support of children with special needs March 26 in Oak Park. The walk was part of the day-long Unity in the Community event organized by Linda Parks, Ventura County supervisor, and Desta Goehner, director of congregational relations at Cal Lutheran University. The […]

Time to celebrate trees and Mother Earth

Thousand Oaks will hold its 20th Arbor Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 8 at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Road. The festival will feature entertainment and over 90 ecofriendly exhibitors and vendors. The free event will open at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Thousand Oaks Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Pena and a […]