Three choirs in fine voice

A three-choir tour-de-force of 175 singers will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sun., March 10 at the Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Los Robles Master Chorale, led by artistic director Lesley Leighton, will join the Agoura High School Mixed Choir and Los Robles Children’s Choir. The concert will open with a the chorale’s […]

Country Mart on the go

Malibu Country Mart at Cross Creek recently announced the addition of two new luxury retailers, White’s Mercantile and Bravo Malibu, along with the expansions of current leaseholders Faherty and Vince. Officials of the Koss Real Estate-owned Malibu Country Mart say the center seeks to bring shoppers a mix of both well-established contemporary brands and emerging designers, some of which are […]

Ventura County ordinance gives animals room to roam

GUEST OPInion /// Wildlife protection

His short life ended with a sickening thud on a Ventura County freeway. When the mountain lion kitten became roadkill two years ago, he made headlines for perishing just weeks after his mother was killed on the same part of Highway 118. Car collisions are a key reason why mountain lions are on the verge of extinction here in Southern […]

Vandals trash community park sapling

On the Trail

Why is it that some people visit parks to find contentment while others choose to commit mayhem? The butchery of a young Palo Verde tree at Wendy Park in Newbury Park made me ponder this painful conundrum. I hail originally from a busy, grimy Northeastern city where the notion of a life in the suburbs was so remote we couldn’t […]

Folk icons are still blowin’ in the wind

CONCERT REVIEW /// Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey

So join in the folk song army! Guitars are the weapons we bring To the fight against poverty, war and injustice Ready, aim, sing! These words were written by satirist Tom Lehrer about the folk music revival of the 1960s, which brought political activism to popular music thanks to songs like Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.” The Dylan classic […]

NAWBO seeks new members to fill ranks

The National Association of Women Business Owners- Ventura County is holding spring membership drive during March and April. The drive offers bonuses for new members joining its current membership of more than 40 local women business owners and entrepreneurs. Women who join NAWBOVC before April 30 will receive a $25 discount off the one-time initiation fee for a cost of […]

Wildlife bridge is our bullet train

The ground hasn’t been broken yet and already Caltrans estimates the cost for the wildlife bridge exceeds the original estimate by 20 to 40 percent. Sound familiar ? Appears the bullet train contractors are at it again. Vince VespeAgoura Hills


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Paco on Jan. 9, 2019. Paco was a truly incredible dog and we loved him so much. We were blessed to have him by our side for the past 8½ years. He came into our lives unexpectedly when he was between 4 and 6 years old. Not […]


A musical set in ‘Utopia Limited’ Political chaos and plutocracy abound when the oppressed king of a south seas island tries to save himself in the 1893 Gilbert and Sullivan musical “Utopia Limited,” running March 8 through 24 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Girton-trained daughter Princess Zara brings in experts in six […]

Future bright for young business leaders

The Future Business Leaders of America club at Calabasas recently saw 18 of its 47 members qualify for the upcoming state competition. The following students earned the honors going forward: Brandon Goldflam, Sydney Goldflam, Sindhu Srivas, Kevin Fisher and Alexander Kahn. In other CHS news, the Unstrumental music group became the first group ever to win first place in back-to-back […]