Office building sells at $12 million

A 60,500-square-foot multi-tenant office building in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks sold for $12 million to Los Angeles real estate investor Abington Emerson Investments, sources said. The property at 2475 Townsgate Road is home to The Walking Company’s corporate headquarters. Other lessees include Yoga Works. “Both Walking Company and Yoga Works just renewed their leases, accounting for about two […]

‘Go now’ to Denny Laine show

WINGIN’ IT—Denny Laine and his band will perform Thurs., Feb. 1 at Bogies in Westlake Village. Laine joined the Moody Blues in 1964 and sang lead vocal on the band’s hit“Go Now.”In 1971 Paul McCartney tapped Laine for his group Wings. Laine played guitar, keyboards and sang until the band’s breakup in 1981. Laine is a two-time Grammy winner and […]

Family, show biz don’t mix in Simon comedy

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Broadway Bound’

For its 300th production and the first show of its 60th season, Conejo Players Theatre is staging “Broadway Bound,” Neil Simon’s 1986 play that completed his semi-autobiographical trilogy about growing up as part of a close-knit Jewish family in the 1930s and ’40s. Conejo Players previously staged the first two plays in the series, “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues,” […]


THURS., JAN. 25 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. Open to any person of Portuguese decent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Carpenter Family Theatre, Westlake High School, 100 N. […]

Watching the flowerpot races with Arkle the fire ant

With apologies to Cyndi Lauper and her hit song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” I must pose the question, “Do ants just want to have fun?” The targets of my speculation are the big mean ants capable of rendering a fiery bite. They attack like a Lilliputian army equipped with acid-dipped spears. Under siege from them, a human can […]

Pet of the week

BEST NAME EVER—Rascal Flats is a male tan German Shepherd mix about 6 years old. He is sweet loving dog. If you would like to adopt Rascal Flats ask for ID No. A5138023 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.


Support group for grieving parents

Camarillo Hospice, a Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association program, will offer a 10-week support group for bereaved parents called “Understanding Your Grief” based on the book written by educator and grief counselor Alan D. Wolfelt. Registration ends Jan. 26. Classes will take place Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 1360 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury […]


Our staff picks the top men and women of 2017, important difference- makers who impacted the community in a positive way.

Michael Adler Business is good in Agoura Hills, and local resident Mike Adler is one of the men to thank. His firm, Adler Realty Investments, gave the city the Agoura Design Center on Canwood Street 10 years ago, a 118,000-square-foot development that positioned the city as a leader in the sale of home furnishings and furniture, and followed up with […]

Never too late for a bar/bat mitzvah

CALLED TO THE TORAH—Several members of Congregation Or Ami celebrate the culmination of their a two-year program for adults who never had a bar or bat mitzvah, a rite of passage in the Jewish religion at age 13, on Jan. 19 at the Calabasas synagogue. Back row from left: Rabbi Paul Kipnes, Carolyn McNary, Talee Sands, Marcy Cameron, Michael Ratican, […]