Summer concert series kicks off this weekend in Thousand Oaks

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s family-friendly 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park Series will have tribute bands, original artists and a new Independence Day concert with patriotic and country western music. Shows will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the natural amphitheater at the Conejo Community Center, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Kicking off the series on […]

Rams kick off OTAs in Thousand Oaks

Nelson Spruce puts injury-plagued 2016 season behind him; receiver looks sharp at practice

Nelson Spruce had never suffered an injury playing football in high school or college. That changed once he suited up for the Los Angeles Rams. Spruce, an undrafted free agent wide receiver out of Westlake High, posted six receptions for 51 yards and one touchdown in a memorable preseason debut against the Dallas Cowboys last year. He got hurt during […]

Says the state is going downhill

Regarding the sanctuary state bill SB 54, I have to wonder why this bill, which defies our federal government and the powers given to that government by the Constitution, is to be rammed through our California government and not voted on by the taxpaying citizens. Perhaps our state legislators fear that many of us want illegal immigrant felons handed over […]

How to grow an abundant tomato harvest in a pot

Enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes harvested from right outside your kitchen. Grow them in containers set on your patio, balcony, deck or stairs. You’ll enjoy the convenience of picking fresh tomatoes just a few feet away from where you prepare your meals. And your guests will enjoy the tasty addition to their salad or sandwich. Tomatoes need warm air […]


THURS., MAY 25 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 11:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Arc Bell Ringers perform. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. ‘The Lion King Experience’ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in multipurpose room, White Oak Elementary School, 31761 Village School Road, Westlake Village. Also May 26. Doors open 6 p.m. […]

The news cycle never ends for NFL, or the Conejo Valley’s pro football team

Professional football, specifically the National Football League, is the most popular sport in the United States. The NFL offseason may be the second most popular. Hordes of L.A. area media descended on Thousand Oaks Monday as the Los Angeles Rams launched organized team activities at Cal Lutheran University, the first of 10 offseason practices in a three-week span. The team’s […]

Home at last

To those of us living in Agoura Hills, nature calls when we least expect it. On a recent Friday morning, my wife and I jumped into our car and drove down Pacific Coast Highway in the direction of Orange County. The expected flow of heavy traffic on the 405 Freeway southbound didn’t surprise us. But an accident south of Irvine […]

Fresh goodies on display at the local farmers markets

Some new vendors to check out

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association welcomes the following new vendors. Lark Ellen Farm makes a natural, organic and non-GMO granola that is grain-free, prepared from sprouted nuts and seeds, dehydrated instead of baked. The granola is made into bite-size pieces that can be used as snacks or cereal. After suffering from health issues herself, owner Kelley D’Angelo learned […]

‘Odd Couple’ comedies in Agoura Hills

At the beginning of the year, Playhouse 101 opened its doors and established Curtain Call Youth Theatre in a new and permanent home. Curtain Call Youth Theatre will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” and “The Odd Couple: Female Version” June 1 through 4 at 28720 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills. Show times for “The Odd Couple” are 8 […]

Get to the chopper

Davis travels new heights for Agoura; Westlake, Oaks Christian, Calabasas girls dominate CIF championship meet

Win three CIF titles. Celebrate 18th birthday. Arrive to prom in a helicopter. It’s just another day in the life of Tara Davis, a legend who continues to find new ways to amaze the public. Davis, an Agoura High senior, soared to long jump, triple jump and 100-meter hurdles titles for the third consecutive year at the CIF-Southern Section track […]