A July 26 article about improvements being made at the Mae Boyar Park community center in Oak Park incorrectly said the James Ebert is chair of the Oak Park Committee, a group working on the project. Drew Fountaine is the chair, and it is he who requested that proceeds from the sale of the Rancho Simi Rec and Park District […]

Beat the heat on ice

SoCal Curling invites beginning and experienced curlers to beat the heat at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at the Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Experienced curlers will have a chance to play and beginners will be able to learn the game. Instruction and equipment are provided. The event is open to anyone age 12 and older. The game […]

Fast horses, big acts fuel county fair

Beachside celebration runs through Aug. 12

With excessive-heat warnings hitting the county’s inland cities, the Ventura County Fair couldn’t come at a better time, giving families an excuse to make the trek across the county to its beach-adjacent location. With the theme “A Country Fair With Ocean Air” this year, the fair is back, running Aug. 1 through 12. The fair opens at 11 a.m. daily, […]

A talk on fighting anti-Semitism

Temple Ner Simcha will host a public lecture and discussion titled “Anti-Semitism: A History of Hate” at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 in a private room at Bogie’s, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. The discussion will cover the historical and theological roots of anti-Semitism, how it manifests in the 21st century, and how to respond appropriately when encountering such behavior. […]

It happens ‘in the blink of an eye’

The drowning of a child in a swimming pool is every parent’s worst nightmare. Seven weeks ago, Olympic ski champion Bode Miller and his wife lost their 19-month-old daughter in a Southern California drowning accident. In the aftermath of the Miller tragedy— and as summer temperatures rise and swimming pools become the go-to place to cool off—the conversation about pool […]


Bridge news Unit 561 will host a luncheon and game Sat., Aug. 18 at the 750 Bridge Club, meeting in the Upper Hall of Prince of Peace Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. A catered buffet will be served at noon followed by an open, stratified game at 1 p.m. The fee is $13 and reservations are requested. To make […]

The game’s afoot as patrons get a ‘clue’

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Clue: The Musical’

Broadway musicals have been drawn from a variety sources: short stories, plays and even comic strips, but a Parker Brothers board game? Moorpark College’s production of “Clue: The Musical” rolls the dice on this intriguing concept by turning a show that failed in its off-Broadway run into a whimsical, visually vibrant production that overcomes the deficiencies of the original thanks […]

A team game

Behind the scenes staff delivers, just like the guys on the baseball field

Jonathan Rifkind called it: Angus Denton went with the slider. With two strikes, two outs and a runner on first base in the bottom of the ninth inning of the California Collegiate League baseball championship game on July 29 at Cal Lutheran University, Denton, the Conejo Oaks’ closer, chucked a filthy slider outside and away. Orange County Riptide’s Steven Curry […]


Everything for that special day at Bridal Premiere

The 35th annual Bridal Premiere will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. in Westlake Village. Couples can save time and money by meeting local wedding professionals in one location, and also take part in a day filled with ideas, expert advice and prizes. The grand prize […]