High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 17: ComedySportz/ black box/6 p.m. Video game tournament/G building/7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 20: Fall break-no school through Fri., Nov. 24 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 17: Book and canned food drives Journalism doughnut sale/7:30 to 8:05 a.m. ComedySportz/PAEC/7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 20: Thanksgiving holiday-no school through Fri., Nov. 24 Oak Park Eagles Mon., Nov. 20: Thanksgiving break […]

Soak in the fall season on scenic Autumn Ridge Trail

ACORN SERIES /// A Trail Less Traveled

If you’re craving fresh fall air, Autumn Ridge Trail is the place to get your fi x. This easy, 2.5- mile hike gains 400 feet in elevation as it travels in a loop along the northern edge of the Lang Ranch/ Woodridge Open Space. Tucked away in the northeast portion of Thousand Oaks, the Lang Ranch/Woodridge open space area is […]

Dogs in their holiday finest

Pet of the week

ONE BLUE EYE, ONE BROWN—Susky is a female brown German shepherd about 7 years old. She is a sweet dog. If you would like to adopt Susky ask for ID No. A5119068 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare. l a count y. g ov before visiting the shelter.

Canine murmurs delight


Leave it to the movies to tackle subjects like the communication between species, as done in the 2016 film “Arrival.” I have a dog whose language skills are rather intriguing to me. She’s a “murmurer,” kind of a tongue-twisting title. Well, actually she’s a beagle- Jack Russell cross, and she murmurs. Not in her sleep, and not in expressing a […]

All faiths gather to give thanks during holiday

The 41st annual Interfaith Conejo Valley Thanksgiving Service will be at 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 22 in Gilbert Arena on the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. The service is a long-standing tradition of the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association. Members of different faith communities will celebrate with songs and words of inspiration, and give thanks for the richness of […]

Helping to feed the world’s hungry

TEAMING UP—Above, youths and adults from the United Methodist churches of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley assemble nutritious meals to help feed needy communities Nov. 5 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village. The group packaged 10,000 meals in two hours for the international nonprofit Rise Against Hunger. Right, the meals are ready for shipment to Cambodia.

Respect for all religions can bring security to houses of worship

COMMENTARY /// Interfaith dialogue

“The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.” — Mahatma Gandhi On Nov. 5, congregants walked into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, as they always did, to join in prayer for Sunday worship. Minutes later, a gunman walked in and started firing. By the time the massacre was over, 26 people were dead and […]

Theatrical spectacle set in American Southwest

Cactuses, slithering lizards, fire dancers and other splendors of the Sonoran desert will come alive onstage when Momix brings “Opus Cactus” to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 17 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. This full-length, multimedia theatrical spectacle—created in 2001 for Ballet Arizona—is a visual journey into the American Southwest. It’s […]

Singers present joyous Christmas music

The San Fernando Valley Chorale will present a holiday concert titled “We Wish You Christmas” at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 3 at the Congregational Church of Chatsworth, 20440 Lassen St. The program of vocal and instrumental solos will feature sacred and secular Christmas music. Songs will include “Blue Christmas,” “The Joyful News,” “Mary, Did You Know?” “Rock and Roll Reindeer” […]