Of note for seniors Senior Concerns will present the following seminars at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information or to RSVP, call (805) 497-0189. Registered nurse Teri Helton, community outreach liaison with Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, will lead a seminar titled “End of Life Planning” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., April 25. Attendees will learn how […]

It’s live, it’s local, it’s monthly and it’s funny

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts will debut a monthly show titled “Live Stand-Up Comedy on the Hill” at 8 p.m. Sat., April 22 at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Along with local comedian Jason Love, the center will produce a new lineup of professional comics each month. April will feature Kira Soltanovich, who has a special on Hulu, […]

Rock out at the relay

The second annual Give Cancer the Boot benefit concert— the biggest lead-up event to next month’s Conejo Valley Relay for Life, the largest such relay in Ventura County—will be Fri., April 21 at Thousand Oaks’ Borderline Bar, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Hannah Rose Band and Phil Lachina’s Three Rivers Band will perform country western […]

Sounding off

One of the wonderful things about living in our area is that it’s quiet, safe and peaceful. There’s nothing like going to bed with the windows open on a beautiful night, drifting off to the soothing sounds of birds and wind chimes—until about 7 a.m. when the Harley-like leaf blowers rudely jolt you awake. And it goes on all day, […]

Oak Park music fest a notable event

ALL IN SYNC— Student s participate in the Oak Park Unified School District Music Festival at Media Creek Middle School on April 2. Above, the Oak Park High School Choir Girls’ Barbershop Quintet sings a cappella. Top right, violinist Cameron Audras puts his instrumental skills on display. At right, Jason Schreiber leads the Media Creek Jazz Band during the festival. […]

Come Bach to Epiphany for more music

Epiphany Music Guild will present Bach-stravaganza! at 5 p.m. Sun., April 30 at Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The concert will feature Oak Baroque Chamber Ensemble, a group of professional musicians on period instruments who play using historically informed performance practice. The musicians are: Susan Feldman, Janet Strauss and Amy Wang on violin; Suzanna Giordano Gignac […]

A sedentary hazard: sitting down on the job is unhealthy

Tied to their desks, millions of U.S. workers sit for hours, often through their lunch breaks, only to go home at night and sit several hours more at screens playing video games or watching TV. If smoking was once America’s favorite fatal pastime, sitting could be its newest bad habit. Although smoking is down to around 17 percent of U.S. […]


Agoura Hills Someone snatched a $100 backpack containing a $1,200 laptop computer and other goods valued at more than $500 from the side of the pool at Agoura High School in the 28500 block of Driver Avenue April 7. A burglar stole a $ 6,500 bracelet, $4,000 in cash, two necklaces valued at $3,000 and two watches worth about $ […]

Chumash chief honored

A program for all ages about Chumash Chief Charlie Cooke will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., April 22 at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center,Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Newbury Park, Mary Gordon, author of the book “Tiq Slo’w: The Making of a Modern Day Chief,” will present an interactive garden scavenger hunt for children as they […]

A movie with heart and talent

The Movie Nut

It’s easy to forget that Jessica Chastain is small in stature because when measured by her talent, she seems 12 feet tall. To every role she adds warmth and conviction, strength and humanity. She can make ordinary characters extraordinary. Despite being born and raised in California, she seems to belong to another country, another time. She elevates the ability of […]

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