2018-06-14

Stay in the game despite advancing years

COMMENTARY /// Physical fitness


Time marches on—it’s unavoidable. Should you march along with it or stay relegated to the sidelines? It’s a somewhat rhetorical question since we all know it’s important to remain active as we get older. The amount, type and level of activity are what’s on deck today, and whether striving to match the intensity you reached in your youth is possible […]

Woman charged with murder



From inside a cage for prisoners in Courtroom 14 of the Ventura County Courthouse on June 4, Bryn Spejcher rested her forehead against the bars, waiting to be arraigned for murder. When her name was called following a half-hour wait, Spejcher, dressed in a blue prison jumpsuit with an orange T-shirt, did not enter a plea but rather agreed to […]

Read to win

The Ventura County Library is offering adult patrons a chance to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Contest running through Aug. 4. Participants can submit the title of a book they have read at the Oak Park Library at 899 Kanan Road or online at bit. ly/VCL-ASR. Each entry is a chance to win a prize. Winners will be selected […]

Local football teams will air it out at Conejo Classic

Football season never ends. It merely hibernates in the spring. Several local high school football teams will compete at the Conejo Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament on Sat., June 16 at Newbury Park and Westlake. The tourney starts at 9 a.m. The title game is at 2:20 p.m. In addition to the host schools, Ventura County outfits at Thousand Oaks, Oaks […]

Art is popping up all over town

Pop goes . . . the music. And the stories. And the movies. The City of Thousand Oaks and the Thousand Oaks Alliance are teaming up to present the eight-day Pop-Up Arts and Music Festival over three weekends in June. The festival will feature free “pop-up” public performances and activities at a variety of locations throughout Thousand Oaks. According to […]

Love comes in many sizes, ages

COMMENTARY /// Pets and their peeps


This is a love story. It’s true and heartwarming, and even has some twists and turns you might not expect. It began when Lori Paszek of Moorpark fell in love with an adorable, sweet Shih Tzu named Mushu, aka “Alabama Princess.” Mushu’s human needed someone to care for the beloved dog for two months. The task fell to the woman’s […]


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