Eagle Scout brings gratitude full circle

Oak Park student gives back to clinic

As Katie Creason drove her 16-year-old son, Cade, to his Eagle Scout project in Thousand Oaks on March 3, the Newbury Park mother of four began to cry. “I just felt so grateful,” she said. “When they’re 18 months old, you just don’t know.” When Cade was 18 months, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The condition, caused by brain […]

Big talent overcomes small stage

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘West Side Story’

The first thing you notice when you see “West Side Story” at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is how small the stage is. This sweeping 1957 musical, about star-crossed lovers (a la “Romeo and Juliet”) caught between warring New York City street gangs, is meant for an equally sweeping stage. But Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi producer/director Jan Glasband […]

Coyotes have the right ingredients

Experienced team seeks league title

The Coyotes, much like a Pink’s hot dog slathered with the works, possess all the ingredients of a championship team. They have pitching, hitting, defense, star players, senior experience and a veteran coaching staff. There’s plenty of mustard, and no ketchup. It still might not be enough. “Just because you’re seniors doesn’t mean you’re going to win,” said Thomas Cassidy, […]

Agoura day care owner charged with lewd conduct

The owner of an Agoura Hills day care was arrested March 7 for lewd or lascivious acts on a minor and penetration of a foreign object on a minor. Paul Lopez, 72, was booked at the Malibu/ Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and later released after posting $100,000 bond. Lopez and his wife own and operate The Small Wonder Academy, an […]

Hop over to see the bunny

Spring is here and the Easter Bunny is hopping around town. The holiday rabbit will be available for pictures through Sun., April 1 at The Promenade at Westlake, 100 Promenade Way, Thousand Oaks. The Bunny Bungalow will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday […]

He’s got the beat

With a twist of his wrist, drummer Carl Palmer creates art. Sometimes it’s a musical masterpiece, like the classic prog-rock instrumentals he crafted with Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, other times it’s rhythm-inspired fine art photographs. Music will be the focus when he celebrates his days with ELP during a concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 23 in the […]

Already a legend

Paige Sommers shatters WHS pole vault record in first high school meet

Paige Sommers is way past the phenom phase. Just three months into her prep career, the Westlake High freshman track and field athlete has proven she’s a pole vault superstar. The 5-foot-10 freshman shattered a school record in her high school debut at the Simi Valley All-Comers meet on Jan. 27 by clearing 11 feet, 1 inch in the pole […]

COG sinks teeth into county road funds

The governments of the five Las Virgenes-Malibu area cities met this week to discuss the distribution of massive new Los Angeles County funds earmarked for local road improvements. The cities have $57.9 million to divide among them over the next five years for various road-related projects. Agoura Hills will put its portion toward widening the Palo Comado 101 Freeway overpass. […]


Festival at the farm Underwood Family Farms will present its Springtime Easter Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., March 24 through April 8 at the farm, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Activities will take place in the grass field behind the Animal Center. The following activities are included with admission: Easter Bunny and Easter House, Easter […]

White Cloud Estates home in Simi Valley with private backyard, fountain

Ceiling fans in all rooms circulate the air and cool the house

The home is on a corner lot in gated White Cloud Estates in Simi Valley. The three-bedroom, 2.5- bath house has views of the surrounding hills and valley. The expansive living room has a high vaulted ceiling and formal dining area. The bright kitchen has plenty of counter space and eat-in breakfast space. The kitchen opens to the family room, […]

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