Metallic balloons no celebration, SCE says

Bojan Plavsic has removed kites, animals and even a drone from overhead power lines. But the Southern California Edison troubleman says nothing comes close to the number of metallic balloons he removes from power lines. SCE has experienced 280 outages through April of this year compared to 295 at the same point last year due to balloon interference with power […]

Flower power comes to the Conejo

Orchid show with plants and arrangements for sale

“No Greenhouse, No Problem” is the theme of this year’s Conejo Orchid Society annual show and sale. The three-day event happening June 2 to 4 at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks is the flower-loving group’s biggest of the year. The 75-person society holds monthly events where members and nonmembers can learn all about the colorful plants. Funds raised […]

A tale offirst love for teen girls

The Movie Nut

Sometimes it’s good to sit back and watch the screen … but listen to the audience. At the May 19 opening of “Everything Everything,” audience members in the packed theater were “oohing” and “aaahing” at all the right moments. At times, they were drowning out the dialogue, which was OK because what the characters were saying and doing was often […]

Lions battle in CIF baseball playoffs

WELCOME TO THE FUN HOUSE—Oaks Christian High baseball players high-five teammate Justin Lackey, No. 3, after he scored a run in the fifth inning of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs at Moorpark on May 19. The Lions’ season came to an end during a 3-2 first-round loss to the Musketeers. Oaks Christian won its wild card game 1-0 […]