Auditions open for G&S operettas

Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will hold auditions the musicals “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Utopia Ltd.” from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sat., July 7. Performance dates are “Pirates of Penzance” from Oct. 8 to 24 and “Utopia Ltd.” from March 5 to 21, 2019. Both shows will be presented at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 […]

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Sanitation districts squabble over money

It’s Ventura versus Triunfo

Ventura County Regional Sanitation District wants to charge higher fees to the contracting sewer agency that serves Oak Park and other local communities. Customer rates could be affected. The Triunfo Sanitation District services more than 30,000 people including residents of Oak Park, Lake Sherwood, Bell Canyon, the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks and parts of North Ranch, but has no […]

This frisky mob hits the local bar at the crack of dawn

Hot Flashes

I compare awakening before dawn to getting nose hairs or robocalls. To no one’s surprise, at 4:30 a.m. on Sun., June 24, I was in the snooze groove, snoring and drooling as expected, thinking about nothing really. One of the few things at which I consistently excel. And knowing within my sound slumber that I had one hour and 30 […]

Be our guest for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Five-Star Theatricals, the resident professional regional theater production company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in a two-week run with 10 performances from July 20 through 29. Music is by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The show stars Susan Egan, who earned Tony Award and Drama Desk […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On June 20 a burglar broke into a home on Cambridge Court by smashing a window on the rear door to the house. The thief ransacked the master bedroom and stole a Gucci belt, a gold ring and a pair of diamond earrings with a total value of more than $2,800. Someone broke into a home on Towhee […]

Summer fun for L’il Ranchers

The annual Lil’ Ranchers Summer Program will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tues., July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 at Leonis Adobe Museum and Ranch, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The program will have a different theme on the ranch every week. In addition to scavenger hunts and themed crafts, activities will include dancing to the tunes […]

Museum hosts tribute to local philanthropist

For more than 50 years, Hollywood publicist and Westlake Village resident David Mirisch has been connecting celebrities and athletes in more than 2,500 charity fundraising events, helping to raise over $35 million for nonprofits. In a tribute to his charitable work, the Museum of Ventura County will host an exhibit of photographs, awards and memorabilia from Mirisch’s work. The exhibit […]

Locklear in trouble again

Homegrown celebrity Heather Locklear is facing fresh criminal charges that she kicked two first responders last Sunday during an incident that began with a 911 call from her North Ranch home. Already free on bail and awaiting trial on a similar incident that took place in February, Locklear is looking at two additional counts of battery following the June 24 […]

Vacationers should dive in before hitting their next tropical destination

Flying Squirrel

Many vacationers find themselves with way more activities on their to-do list than time in which to do them. On the plane or car ride home, they reflect on all the things they wish they’d done. Sites missed, books unread, experiences untried. I recall a visit to Sandals a few years ago. I spoke with a couple who were learning […]