New theater debuts with a comedy home run

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Bleacher Bums’

Not since the old Stage Door folded in 2008 has Agoura Hills had a community theater company, so when Jeff Wallach recently converted a business office space on Canwood Drive into a new black box theater, it brought smiles to the faces of theater fans in the area. Wallach, the artistic director for Curtain Call Youth Theatre, decided to call […]

Please recycle

I’m writing this in the hopes that my words will remind others about the importance of recycling plastic bags. This morning I opened my garbage bin, which was sitting curbside waiting to be emptied. I was surprised to see that someone had deposited four TJ Maxx plastic bags full of trash into our bin. Had it been actual garbage and […]

Lifeguard registration open

Enrollment applications are available to youth ages 8 to 15 interested in participating in the Ventura County 2017 Junior Lifeguard Program. Sponsored by the Ventura County Harbor Department, the program provides instruction in lifeguard rescue techniques, emergency medical first aid, ocean sports activity, physical conditioning, marine ecology and public service. First-time participants are required to try out and qualify before […]

Simi hospital rebranding

After 51 years, Simi Valley Hospital is adopting a new identity: Adventist Health Simi Valley. The hospital unveiled its new name and logo during a recent employee launch event as part of a rebranding effort by the faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare network Adventist Health, which has 20 locations in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Jennifer Swenson, president/ CEO of the hospital […]

Retreat For High School Students Helps Them Focus on Self-discovery

It’s no secret that colleges want students that have a passion: It’s great for their other students and it also supports their own rankings. Passion Spark will offer a self-discovery adventure retreat for teens at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks to help participants discover and focus on their passion. The four-day event, which will run Sat. and Sun., July […]

Get your hot licks in Malibu

The Doors’ Robby Krieger to receive lifetime achievement award

The Malibu Guitar Festival returns May 18 to May 21 to various venues on the PCH. The four- day event will launch with an opening night fundraiser benefiting the Emily Shane Foundation, TheraSurf and the Karl LaDue Wodakota Foundation, and will feature live performances at an All-Star Jam, with guests to be announced, at Casa Escobar. Steve Vai will headline […]

Toil in the soil

Volunteers spruce up Malibu Creek State Park

TEAM WORK—More than 100 volunteers show up for the April 22 Earth Day work at Malibu Creek State Park, an event sponsored by California State Parks, the California State Parks Foundation and the Malibu Creek Docents. Above, the workers receive instructions about the tasks they’ll be performing for the day, such as graffiti removal, litter clean-up, invasive plant removal and […]

Double the beauty

LOVELY LADIES—Threeyear old twins Katerina (left) and Alexandria Ouvaroff of Calabasas are the sash and crown winners in a recent state competition that advances them to the Sunburst Beauty Pageants national event this summer. The girls will head to Atlanta, Ga. in August to compete for a $10,000 prize. With them is Lu Parker, KTLA-TV news anchor and 1984 Miss […]

On the Wings of Hope

HONORING LIFE—More than 450 honorees and guests celebrate the strides made this year in the fight against cancer during the May 5 Wings of Hope Gala at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. It’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Thousand Oaks-based Cancer Support Community. At right, Tami, far left, and David Wank, far right, are the 2017 […]

Pet of the week

GENTLE AND KIND—Lady is a thoroughbred about 18 years old. She is very kind and loving. She is not sound enough to ride, but she would make a good companion horse. If you would like to adopt Lady ask for ID No. A5050200 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check […]

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