Super Rams are hit in the local community

We hate to tell you which team to root for come Sunday, but let us at least make the case for why we think local residents—sports fans or not—ought to be pulling for the Los Angeles Rams. For starters, a Super Bowl victory would go a long way toward convincing the franchise that staying in the L.A./Ventura county area long-term […]

Volunteer to help raptors, wildlife

Ojai center will have orientation Feb. 17

The Ojai Raptor Center, a nonprofit organization, rehabilitates and releases birds of prey and other wildlife, and provides educational programs to teach communities about wildlife and the environment. The center is 100 percent donation based. All rehabilitation and education efforts are almost entirely volunteer based. ORC is seeking new volunteers for the upcoming nesting season when the center receives the […]

Musical is practically perfect in every way

play review /// ‘Mary Poppins’

“Mary Poppins” opened Jan. 25 at the High Street Arts Center, and from the moment Randi Redman appeared as the prim and mysteriously magical nanny, gliding 15 feet above the stage, we believed. Redman has played many roles during her Ventura County theater career, but none as ideally suited as Poppins. She looks the part even without the Edwardian clothing, […]

Guard-gated home in Rancho Conejo has entertainer’s backyard

This house is in the 24-hour guard-gated Rancho Conejo. The home is light and bright and has four bedrooms and three baths with one bedroom and bath downstairs. The house has a family room, formal dining room and a bonus room upstairs that could be a media room. The gourmet kitchen features Thermador commercial-quality double ovens, dishwasher, fridge, induction cooktop, […]


Lost and found at LAX

Flying Squirrel

You’ve just arrived at LAX. You’ve checked your bag and raced to the TSA checkpoint. You see the line’s a bit long (even when the government isn’t shut down). You check your watch, realizing your flight boards any minute. Maybe you should’ve left earlier. Too late now. Maybe next time. You pick what you think is the quickest TSA line. […]

Church performance shows love is in the air

Elation Arts at Emmanuel Church will present composer and pianist Daniel Manoiu in concert at 5 p.m. Sun., Feb. 10 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Manoiu, Emmanuel’s accompanist, will perform a variety of love songs from different eras. Guest artists include operatic tenor Orson Van Gay II, jazz guitarist Fabian Fernandez, and pianist and conductor Lance Merrill. […]

Dos Vientos home backs to open space

Tiered yard, 20 fruit trees on site

This Dos Vientos property is on a small cul-de-sac and backs to open space. The house is a short walk to Sycamore Canyon School. Cielo Real’s popular rotunda plan 2 has five bedrooms and four baths and is approximately 3,143 square feet. The entry has a fountain, drought-tolerant landscaping and hardscape lighting. The entryway has soaring ceilings, mountain views and […]

Fan says: ‘Lets go Rams!’

A big shout out to the Conejo Valley Rams Club and its awesome founder, Rob Jaffe, who has been instrumental in fostering local support for our Super Bowl-bound Rams. Growing up, my father was a huge Dodgers and Rams fan. I bled blue too, but I didn’t catch on to football until my son played in the Agoura High band […]

Eagle Scout community service projects honored by City of Calabasas

Mayor David Shapiro and members of Calabasas City Council recognized six new Eagle Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 127 at the council’s Jan. 23 meeting. The Scouts live in Agoura, Calabasas, Westlake and Thousand Oaks areas. A summary of their Eagle projects: Chris Yalda restored native vegetation that was destroyed by the Old fire during June 2016. The project also […]