Picnic and prayer at the park

Unity of the Oaks will celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer today at 5 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13 at the Conejo Creek North Park lakeside, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Attendees can bring a picnic or purchase snacks from food vendors selling tacos and vegan bowls. The event will have bubbles for children and a special gift for […]



Teach a teen something? Well, not impossible

My 15-year-old no longer has patience—not with inconvenience, not with failure and not with learning, which is often the takeaway in times of inconvenience and failure . . . if you have patience. It seems my kid is focused on not looking bad when he struggles or is wrong about something rather than on seizing a moment to gain the […]

Students pack for Washington, D.C. trip

Registration has begun for the 42nd annual spring vacation student tour to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg. The trip is open to local eighthgrade students and will take place during spring break 2019. The non-school activity is led by local teachers and has involved more than 17,500 students including a second generation of participants whose parents who traveled when they were […]

Private equestrian ranch in Hidden Valley on 23 acres

Includes two-bedroom guest house, tennis courts, 24-stall barn and workshop

The owners have spent 15 years improving this equestrian ranch into a turnkey property for the equestrian lifestyle. Set behind private gates, the property has 23 acres with southfacing views of Boney Mountain and Hidden Valley. The estate home is approximately 9,000 square feet with five bedrooms and seven baths. There is a gourmet kitchen. The breakfast room has a […]

One solution for homelessness

Just a comment about a place that could be used for homeless. I’m not sure about the status of the old fire station in Newbury Park on Hillcrest Drive, but it seems to be ideal for this problem. The location has showers and a kitchen and the truck bays could accommodate many beds. It’s not near schools or neighborhoods but […]

DropZone tournament

Benefit gaming event on Sunday

Lawless Mondays Development LLC will host the Charity Battle Royale Tournament, DropZone, on Sun., Sept. 16 at Sports Academy, 1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. The event will benefit Community Conscience, a local nonprofit charity serving local people in need. The DropZone will be a live event in Sports Academy’ state-of-the-art Esports Center and will feature a Fortnite: Battle Royale […]

Dickens is skewed in backstage farce

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Inspecting Carol’

In the knockabout farce “Inspecting Carol,” which opened Sept. 7 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, “panic” is the operative word, not just because Panic Productions is staging Daniel Sullivan’s 1991 comedy but for the overriding feeling of desperation among its characters. A struggling community theater in Akron, Ohio, is gamely trying to put on its annual production of […]

Updated townhome with open floor plan andfireplace

This upgraded Westlake Colony townhome features three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in approximately 1,610 square feet with a light and open floor plan. The living room has a fireplace and a mirrored wet bar with a quartz counter and wine rack. The formal dining room opens to the backyard that has a patio with a pergola and grassy area. The […]