LVMWD certified

California’s Special District Leadership Foundation recently renewed the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District District’s Transparency Certificate of Excellence for the third time. The foundation is an independent nonprofit formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs. The group’s transparency certification requires special districts to renew every two years to […]

Great day, Great race!

Coldwell Banker agent receives company award for top agents

Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westlake Village, received the International President’s Circle Award at the North Ranch Country Club on March 16 from Joanne MacDonald, branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village office. Helton ranked in the top 5 percent of all Coldwell Banker agents worldwide for 2017, based on her outstanding production […]

Temple takes on new new Torah scroll

There is a special scroll at Temple Adat Elohim. Letter for letter, this Torah is exactly the same as the congregation’s other Torahs, but this one is distinctive because it’s one of only 15 worldwide that has been scribed (written) by a woman. The Thousand Oaks synagogue commissioned soferet, or female scribe, Linda Coppleson in December 2016 to create the […]

Once again, hope springs eternal

It’s the circle of lifeAnd it moves us allThrough despair and hopeThrough faith and loveTill we find our placeOn the path unwindingIn the circleThe circle of life The lyrics from the 1994 Disney film “The Lion King” speak to the universal theme of life and death and how we all must face the inevitable challenges and successes that cycle through […]


FRI., MARCH 30 Community Eggvent 10 a.m. to noon at Borchard Community Park, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. For children ages 2 to 10. Game booths, Easter eggs, Easter Bunny, crafts, animal show. The Bridge Church sponsors. Free admission. Phone: 805.262.5000. We b : bridgechurch.us. SAT., MARCH 31 Document Shredding Fundraiser 8 to 11 a.m. at Thousand Oaks High School, […]

No place like home plate

Eagle baseball squad captures So Cal Invitational title in hot start

There’s a little slice of heaven right here in the land of squirrels and acorns. It’s not at Elysian Park. It’s not at Wrigley, Fenway or Tropicana. It’s not in a galaxy far, far away, and it’s not a patch of brown grass hugging a strip mall somewhere in the wasteland of America. At Oak Park High’s Kevin Pryor Field, […]

Passover feast a celebration of freedom and deliverance

The holiday begins tomorrow at sunset

Fri., March 30, marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover, an eight-day holiday commemorating the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. After many decades of slavery to the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, the Lord saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh […]


Margarita madness meets marvelous Mexican cuisine at Agave Maria’s

Acorn Epicurean

Welcome to Margaritaville, USA. Fans of the delicious cocktail will be thrilled to discover that it’s always margarita time at Agave Maria’s Restaurant and Cantina in Camarillo and Ojai. In addition to the amazing array of authentic, fresh-made Mexican food, there are even more reasons to visit these cool restaurants. In Camarillo, for instance, the service is quick as much […]