End of the year brings a silver lining

The year 2018 took us on a roller coaster ride like never before: We saw the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Who would ever have imagined that—as October turned to November—the most boring thing that happened in the community was a small plane landing in the middle of the 101 Freeway. Remember that day? Thought so. The […]

Art guild dinner, demonstration

Painter Morgan Kari presents

The Westlake Village Art Guild will host a dinner and art demonstration by painter Morgan Kari on “Working With Gold Leaf” Wed., Jan. 2 at Los Robles Greens, west banquet room, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Check-in for the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Buffet dinner will start at 6 p.m., followed by the art demonstration. Kari has […]

Future of Borderline business unclear

Whenever Lance Cpl. Brendan Kelly received a few days’ leave from the Marines, he looked forward to spending time at Borderline Bar and Grill in his hometown of Thousand Oaks. The country-western-themed bar was a safe place to enjoy a beer and forget troubles. It was especially welcoming to members of the military and first responders, the 22-year-old said. Kelly […]



FRI., DEC. 21 Drive-Thru Nativity 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Saturday at First Baptist Church of Camarillo, 1601 Temple Ave. Live and narrated nativity scenes, choir, hot chocolate. No charge. Phone: 805.484.2879. SAT. , DEC. 22 Holiday Benefit Concert 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire […]


What I learned from losing my home

GUEST OPInion /// Climate change

Some lessons about the fire’s menace I already knew. Our mountain home in Cornell that perished is where I grew up, and I foresaw the risk of losing it. Record-breaking heat waves had cooked the surrounding vegetation, which was severely parched by drought. So I lived daily with the threat that a stray spark or careless cigarette could incite disaster. […]

Hot tamales, cheaper by the dozen

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Money Pancho Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Last year around this time, workers at Money Pancho Mexican Restaurant and Cantina were dishing out so many of the restaurant’s popular tamales for the holidays that they actually ran out. So this year they’re planning on making lots more to make sure there’s plenty for everyone, said Camarillo manager Claudia Lopez. Coming up on 24 years in the business […]

Scouts show their appreciation to firefighters

Hundreds of Boy Scouts and their leaders converged on 15 Los Angeles city and county fire stations to share a meal and good company on Dec. 15. Locally, Boy Scout Troop 127 visited Los Angeles County Station No. 89 on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills for a recognition ceremony and Operation Firefighters Appreciation Dinner. The Scouts are part of the […]

Rotary brings joy to the children

The Rotary Club of Westlake village is an organization involved in helping people and making the world a better place. Dec. 8 was a particularly special day as we held the annual shopping event at Target for economically disadvantaged children. These are children who have never had anything new in their entire lives. Thirty-six children from the Boys & Girls […]

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