Area code gets called to duty

Soon, Ventura County residents will be forced to reprogram their iPhones and Androids—and even their old-school land lines that have speed dial. On June 2, calls from one 805 area-code number to another will require dialing 805 in addition to the seven-digit number. This means any saved automatic-dial numbers programmed into phones (without 805) will have to be updated. The […]

Bibliophiles in the basement

In the era of online shopping and corporate retail, small businesses are becoming an increasing rarity. Independent bookstores, especially, find it hard to compete, which makes Agoura Hills’ thriving Book Cellar even more impressive. A treasure trove of used books for 50 cents to $2, the Book Cellar is in the basement of the Agoura Hills Library and is only […]

Los Robles unveils new name, logo

Los Robles Regional Medical Center—formerly Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center— has unveiled a new logo and a name change that more accurately reflects the vision of the medical center: “to be the most trusted resource for health, and a regional destination for care.” Given Los Robles’ rapid growth over the last decade with the acquisition of Thousand Oaks Surgical […]

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Agoura ChargersFri., May 18: ComedySportz/black box/6 p.m.Sat., May 19: Senior prom/7 p.m.Mon., May 21: Student councilinstallation/10:30 a.m.Senior solos/main stage/7 p.m.Wed., May 23: Music concert/main stage/7 p.m.Thurs., May 24: Senior gradbash/Universal Studios Calabasas CoyotesFri., May 18: Dance team auditions/ dance room/3:30 to 7 p.m.Sat., May 19: Dance team auditions/ 8 a.m. to noonMon., May 21: Dance 3 auditions/dance room/3:30 to 7:30 […]

Democratic club hits philosophical divide

Local group
splits in two

One of the Conejo Valley’s longest-running Democratic clubs has split in two, a hint at a possible ideological divide between the party’s far left and moderate branches ahead of the 2018 midterms. The recently minted United Democrats for Progress broke away from the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley at the end of last year. Sue Gunther, president of the […]

Everything’s coming up orchids

The nonprofit Conejo Orchid Society will have its annual free Orchid Show and Sale fundraiser from June 1 to 3 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Fri., June 1; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., June 2; and noon to 3 p.m. Sun., June 3. Demonstrations of dividing and […]

Culinary pizzazz, passion in Agoura Hills

Acorn Epicurean

Being an avid fan of cooking shows, I must admit that I can be wowed by food flair and imagination, and that’s exactly what I found at Dominic’s Ristorante in Agoura Hills. Its new chef, Marco D’Orsi, oozes culinary pizzazz and passion, as well as the type of skill, knowledge and cooking confidence that comes from 30 years of creating […]

Hot jazz in Reno


Agoura Hills On May 5 a thief stole a wallet out of a purse at Trader Joe’s on Canwood Street. The victim stated that three men approached her while she was shopping. Two of them stood by the cart containing her purse while the third asked her if she knew the price of a pie he was holding. When she […]


The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. Book donations to the Book Cellar help fund these and many other programs. For large collection pickup, call (818) 584-7219. For more program information or reservations, call (818) 889-2278 or visit colapublib.org/libs/agourahills. Mon., May 21 at 5 p.m., the Star Wars celebration continues with the screening of […]

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