The play’s the thing

The California Shakespeare Company will present “Othello” from Feb. 2 through 24 at Playhouse 101, 28720 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and two Thursdays, Feb. 15 and 22, as well as at 3 p.m. Sundays. Call (805) 498-3354 or go to cashakespeare.com for tickets.

Forecast looks into economic crystal ball

Two Ventura County economic experts will serve as keynote speakers for the 2018 Economic Forecast on Fri., Feb. 9 at the Lundring Events Center, 130 Overton Court, on the campus of Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. The event will start with breakfast at 6:45 a.m. and run to 9 a.m. Bruce Stenslie, president and CEO of the Economic Development Collaborative […]

Talking with your teen is like . . .

Family Man

Our 14-year-old son was like a machine gun, firing off topics at his mom and me without aim. The dinner table is where we come together to discuss our day, but the other night, my wife and I were not sharing ours. If we got in a sentence, the second we took a breath, our son would fire off a […]

Mexican food is right on the money

Acorn Epicurean

A sure bet for authentic, home-style Mexican food at great prices is Money Pancho, owned by the Lopez family with locations in Camarillo and Oxnard. After nearly two decades in business, these restaurants have become known for delivering the food that brings customers back time and time again. No matter which spot you choose to visit, make sure to bring […]

Local law firm adds senior partners to marquee

The law firm of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly LLP, headquartered in Westlake Village, is undergoing a name change. With the retirement of senior partner Todd Kelly, long-time senior partners Amanda Agavni Manukian and John M. Langevin will share the masthead as Floyd, Skeren, Manukian & Langevin. Manukian works in the firm’s Westlake and Pasadena offices and is chairperson of the […]

Law center not what it’s cracked up to be

The Southern Poverty Law Center was cited by Jim Shahan in his recent letter as a credible institution monitoring hate. Far from that, the center, with its $320 million in off-shore accounts and much of it from donations from left wing globalist George Soros, uses its funds to attack those it differs with politically and religiously by labeling them as […]

Keeping up to date with latest in periodontitis treatment

COMMENTARY /// Dental care

Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about periodontitis. The old English saying that somebody is “long in the tooth” means they are old. Why? As you age, typically your gums recede, hence making your teeth look longer. One of the major causes of gum recession is […]

New center treats depression

Achieve TMS, a provider of deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the treatment of depression, has opened two state-of-the-art centers in Simi Valley and Calabasas. A third center scheduled to open in March in Thousand Oaks. Free TMS assessments are available. Deep TMS works by administering magnetic pulses through an H-coil on the scalp that is targeted to the mood center […]

Smart land management important in fire season

A recent report on damage to local agriculture from the Thomas fire highlighted a crucial industry in our county that helps reduce the risk of large wildfires: cattle ranchers. Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonzalez’s presentation to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 23 showed dramatically the stark difference between the blackened, burned land in the county where brush had […]