THURS., APRIL 12 Somis Thursday Club 11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Local women’s club. David Coatsworth speaks on collecting antique American pocket watches. Lunch cost: $15 at door. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.388.1275. Email: crusin222@gmail.com. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave., room A, Simi Valley. Deanna […]

Ascension welcomes new family pastor

Ascension Lutheran Church will install the congregation’s new children-youth-family pastor, the Rev. Julie McCain, at 2 p.m. Sun., April 15 in the sanctuary, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The Rev. R. Guy Erwin, bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will assist in the installation, along with the Rev. Timothy Delkeskamp, Ascension’s senior […]

Youth club puts spotlight on superstars

Youngsters win annual award

SHINING BRIGHT—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley held its annual Superstars of theYear Celebration on March 18 at the Agoura High School Performing Arts Education Center. The event recognized local youth and volunteers who have made a contribution to the clubs. The Youth of the Years winners are: 17-year-old Ava Crosby, right, a Westlake High School junior […]

On grounds to oppose Cornerstone

In response to the March 14 letter written by David Lebowitz regarding the lawsuit filed against the city and developer over the Cornerstone project—if one were to read the lawsuit they would find that the developer has not done their homework and that the project does not comply with the Agoura Village Specific Plan. This is, in fact, the grounds […]

Director tries out his acting chops in 5-Star’s ‘Hunchback’

In one of his first jobs out of college, Will North spent the summer of 1996 performing songs from the just-released Walt Disney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at Disney World in Orlando. He played Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer who longs for acceptance, and got to sing one of the musical’s most stirring songs, “Out There.” “It’s a […]

Documentary sceening for Yom Hashoah

In honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Temple Ner Simcha of Westlake Village will screen the award-winning documentary “Never Again is Now” at 7 p.m. Sat., April 14 at the sanctuary, 880 Hampshire Road. A dialogue session with the filmmaker Evelyn Markus will immediately follow the screening. “Never Again is Now” investigates the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe as […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 13: ComedySportz/ main stage/6 p.m. Sat., April 14: Grad Nite garage sale/teacher parking lot/7 a.m. Mon., April 16: Late-start day Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 13: Faculty vs. student game/gym/lunch Mon., April 16: Golf tournament fundraiser/Calabasas Country Club/10:30 a.m. Dance boosters/lecture hall/6 p.m. Wed., April 18: ‘Miscast’ student performances/black box/7 p.m. Thurs., April 19: Eighth-grade visitation/9 a.m. […]

The case against 2nd Amendment

I have enjoyed recent letters concerning the Second Amendment, and appreciate the opportunity to add my perspective regarding “the right of the People (emphasis added) to keep and bear Arms.” The term “People” can be found elsewhere in the Constitution: first in the Preamble, in the First Amendment guaranteeing the right of the People to peaceful assembly, and in the […]

Real standup guy

HAVE YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT?—Live Stand Comedy on the Hill returns at 8 p.m. Sat., April 14 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, across from The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. April’s lineup is comprised of James Connolly (Sirius XM, Comedy Central), at right, and Kristin Key (Last Comic Standing). The center teams up […]