2018-06-07

Young actors shine in flashy musical

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Catch Me if You Can’


The glitz of 1960s television variety shows is the palette from which “Catch Me If You Can” is painted. The bright and bubbly 2011 Broadway musical is based on the memoirs of Frank Abagnale Jr., a con artist who used his personal charm, off-the-charts guile and skill at forging documents to masquerade as a doctor, a lawyer and the co-pilot […]

Volunteers deliverflowers and friendship



On a recent Thursday morning on a quiet street near Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks, a trio of volunteers from Hospice of the Conejo met at a residential care facility with a basket full of flowers in hand. The three women visited the patients inside, holding their hands and stroking their arms as they said hello and gave out […]

The many angles of Cornerstone

It happened: A judge ruled against the City of Agoura Hills and suspended development of the 8-acre Cornerstone development in Agoura Village. But the May 23 decision by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel still leaves many questions unanswered. The 116,000-square-foot development calls for seven new buildings on a scenic knoll at the doorstep of the Santa Monica Mountains. […]

Doris Jean Horn

— October 1932 - May 2018 —

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, wife and friend, Doris Jean Horn, on May 14, 2018. She was 85 years young. “Jeannie” was born October 17, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey to John Robert Stenzel (1855-1944) and Elizabeth Consuelo Berg (1900-1964). She had an older brother, Robert W. (1923-1957), who preceded her […]

Hot chili, hot cars an unbeatable combination

The Knights of Columbus, Simi Valley Council 5803, will present the 31st annual Chili Cook-off and Car Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., June 10 on the St. Rose of Lima School grounds, 1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Entertainment includes country band Caught Red Handed and classic rock band The Vinyl Gypsies. Guest emcee is J. Perez of […]

Finding support for brain injuries

The Brain Injury Center of Ventura County offers the following ongoing support groups for individuals and families affected by brain injuries. Thousand Oaks: From 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Community Conscience, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 110. Camarillo: From 4 to 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at […]

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This holiday sail was relaxing

SUMMER CRUISE— Right, boaters take advantage of the warm weather May 28 during the Westlake Yacht Club’s Memorial Day Open House. Below, Kathy Wingfield of Olathe, Kan, relaxes by the lake during the daylong event that showcased the club’s opportunities for new members.

Food, wine, fun

The eighth annual Conejo Food and Wine Festival will run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., June 24 at St. Paschal Baylon School grounds, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guests can sample food, wine, beer and desserts provided by local restaurants, wineries, breweries and bakeries. Local musicians will provide entertainment. The event has raised nearly $100,000 for multiple charities. […]

Upgraded Westlake home is at the end of a cul-de-sac

Large master suite has balcony overlooking the pool

This upgraded Westlake home has four bedrooms and three baths and is approximately 2,500 square feet. The living room has a fireplace, plantation shutters and vaulted ceiling. The formal dining room opens to the backyard and pool. The sunny kitchen has upgraded appliances, cabinets, tile floor and a family eating area. The family room with a fireplace adjoins the kitchen […]


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