Lights are out

If you’ve traveled the 101 at night from Calabasas north through the Conejo Valley or southbound from the opposite direction, you might have noticed it’s unusually dark. Nearly all of the freeway signs are no longer being lit at night. This is a hazard, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area. You cannot see your upcoming exit. This has been […]

Thousand Oaks Farmers Market relocates

The Thousand Oaks Farmers Market held at The Oaks mall will soon have a new location and new market hours. The market is operated by the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association. The Thousand Oaks market will move from its former site at the east end parking lot on Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard to the west side delivery […]

Mortgage insurance can be a smart way to get in

The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance and closing costs. And if you can’t afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance (MI). Some people consider private MI yet another added cost, but it […]

Sky high celebration

BIRDS’ EYE VIEW—Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park celebrated its 25 anniversary with a banner and a spirit assembly on Feb. 22. The district used a drone, piloted by Oak Park School District superintendent Tony Knight, to capture the photo of the students.

Need education on animal bridge

First, the much higher cost of the construction of the Liberty Canyon crossing is because it will be the only known crossing to span 10 lanes of freeway plus two lanes of access road. It also must meet earthquake standards. It is an engineering design unlike any other in existence. Conservation dollars, grants and private donations are the source of […]

One night only local screening of ‘The Answer’

The new movie “The Answer” had its North American premier two weeks ago in Los Angeles and will have a one-night-only special screening Wed., March 27 at the Westlake Village Regency Twin Theatre, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. following by the screening at 7 p.m. A Q&A hosted by Nayaswamis Narayan and Dharmadevi, spiritual […]

Happy days

Bolts surge to the top of standings in new league

Anthony Chevrier saw the cards he was dealt two years ago, and he went all in on the future. During the 2017 baseball season, Agoura High’s skipper started five sophomores: Taylor Justus, Aaron Suval, Nick Seyler, Artin Biageyian and Nico Della Ripa. He also often called on Justin Esters, a sophomore at the time, to shoulder innings on the mound. […]

Students reprise Broadway

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Chicago’

As I watched Calabasas High School’s recent production of “Chicago,” the first thought that came to my mind was, “These can’t be high school kids.” Bill Garrett, the school’s drama director, is a magician when it comes to producing musicals, and with this show he pulled another gaudy rabbit out of his hat with the help of a cast full […]

Spring fling

Thank you very much for your wonderful recent article regarding fire follower flowers that often bloom in the spring after an area is devastated by wildfire. This is an unusual and unique phenomenon that I have been trying to tell people about and is the focus of a fabric artwork of mine, which is currently on exhibit at the Hillcrest […]

Winners on the field, on the court