2018-07-05

Chair dancing to the Fatback Blues

concert review /// Brother Yusef


His hands whipping smartly across the fretboard of his guitar on a recent Sunday afternoon, the one-man blues band known as Brother Yusef entertained an enthusiastic audience June 24 as part of the Grant Brimhall Library’s summer music series with an invigorating musical subgenre he calls “Fattback Blues.” The 55-year-old dread-locked musician is a seasoned busker who brings to mind […]

Small army of county inspectors works to keep swimmers safe

Contaminated pools can cause serious illnesses including Legionnaires’ disease


When it comes to summer fun, nothing quite fills the bill better than a cool dip in a pool. But most swimmers diving into any of Ventura County’s public pools this summer are blissfully unaware that a small army of inspectors is continually working behind the scenes to make sure those dips don’t make them sick—or dead. This is the […]

Women’s business group honors Buxbaum

Sarah Buxbaum, owner of Custom Cupcakes by Sarah, was honored by eWomenNetwork, Calabasas chapter as the Emerging Leader Nominee for 2018. She will attend the 2018 Rise Conference in Dallas from July 12 to 14, where she will represent the chapter and be honored on stage in front of thousands of businesswomen from across the world. She will vie for […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked outside Agoura Bible Fellowship on Foothill Drive on June 20. The thief stole several credit cards out of a wallet that had been left in the vehicle. The cards were later used to make two separate purchases totaling over $1,500, at stores in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Calabasas On June 25 […]

Have a ball at the carnival

Hillcrest Center for the Arts has unmasked details about its annual Carnival Ball fundraiser. Guests are encouraged to wear fun, colorful attire to the event, which will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., July 7 on the patio at the center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Proceeds from the event will benefit Young Artists Ensemble’s production of […]

At the Library

The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following programs at 29901 Ladyface Court. Used book donations to the Book Cellar help fund these and other programs. For large collection pickup, call (818) 584-7219. Ongoing programs include preschool story time with music and art activities for children ages 2 through 5 on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. In addition, every Friday at […]

Bike shop rolls into town

Trek Bicycle Westlake Village recently opened at 3835 E. Thousand Oak Blvd., Unit K in Thousand Oaks. The full-service bicycle shop serves the cycling community with a wide range of specialty bikes, tune-up services and social events, including group rides and clinics for cyclists. The store features the Trek and Electra brands along with cycling accessories from Bontrager and others. […]


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