2018-06-07

Prize-winning drama exposes suburbia’s veneer

Panic Productions will present “Next To Normal,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, through June 17 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play explores how one suburban household copes with crisis […]

BHHS receives two honors

Named Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year and Most Trusted Real Estate Brand

Berkshire Hathaway Home- Services, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty, was recently recognized as Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year and Most Trusted Real Estate Brand in the 30th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend study. More than 77,000 U.S. consumers rated 3,000 brands in about 300 categories […]

Dial it back

I am 70 years old and hope to live long enough to see our younger generations take control. I have no expectation that our current leadership has any chance of any useful direction.. The news media on both sides (CNN, FOX) are so single-minded in their opinions and seem to think that bluster and arguments are appropriate. Why is everyone […]

The right stuff

Agoura grad finishes college volleyball career on winning note



Meg Graham’s senior season at UC Riverside didn’t go as planned, but senior night went better than she could have ever dreamed. The middle blocker for the Highlander women’s volleyball team (10-18 overall, 2-14 in the Big West Conference) helped her squad knock off powerhouse UC Santa Barbara in straight sets on Nov. 18 at home. “It was a crazy […]

Choir director leads afinal ‘amen’

Ascension Lutheran Church will celebrate the quarter-century ministry of retiring choir director Howard Sonstegard with a tribute during the “All Music Sunday” worship service at 10 a.m. June 10 at the church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Sonstegard will retire at the end of June. He has led Ascension through years of cantatas, hanging of the greens events, requiems […]

Steps to take when downsizing

COMMENTARY /// Real estate for seniors

Are you thinking of selling your home to move into a senior supportive community? Perhaps you are considering moving in with an adult child who can help you with your needs as you grow older. Many seniors would prefer to continue living in their own home, but sometimes circumstances work against those preferences. Home maintenance can become a burden. A […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On May 23 someone broke into a car parked on Grasslands Trail by smashing the front passenger window with a package of D batteries, causing $500 in damage. The car was ransacked but nothing was taken. The garage door of a home on Janlor Drive was vandalized May 22. The owner said it appeared a BB or pellet […]

Rouse dazzles at NCAAfinals

Kelsey Rouse brought the ruckus at the NCAA tournament. Rouse, a junior for the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team, made a memorable debut at the NCAA Division III Championships in Wisconsin last weekend. The Regent, a Moorpark High grad, finished No. 20 in the heptathlon. Rouse is the third athlete in Cal Lutheran history to qualify for the […]

Have you heard the one about comedy night?

Live Standup Comedy on the Hill will feature Carlos Oscar and Al Ducharme from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., June 9 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Oscar has been described as a lean, clean joke machine. After serving 4 years in U.S. Air Force, he moved to Los Angeles to embark on […]

Rodeo Realty agent gets top props for sales so far in 2018

Syd Leibovitch, president and CEO of Rodeo Realty, recently congratulated Leo McHale for his outstanding success so far in 2018. As of May 16, he has 14 homes sold or in escrow, totaling nearly $13 million in sales. McHale is recognized as the No. 1 top-selling Agoura Hills agent from 2011 through 2017, outselling any other individual agent or team […]