On Kanan Road, the wheels go round and round

Traffic is the bane of our existence. Can’t live with it, would like to live without it. But what’s up with the terrible congestion that seemingly runs nonstop on the 101 Freeway across the Conejo Valley? Going east, going west, it looks like it’s never been worse. Didn’t use to be that way, we all say. In addition to the […]


A succulent plant sale and barbecue The Conejo Cactus and Succulent Society will hold a Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The sale will feature over 20 plant and pottery vendors, drought-tolerant plants and growing tips by cactus and succulent experts. Shoppers should […]

A variety of summer camps offered for kids

Signu-ps are underway for the Yarrow Family YMCA summer day camps June 17 through Aug. 16. Some camps will take place at the new YMCA facility, 31105 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Voyager Camp for K-2 will be held at the Y’s afterschool facility at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills. Adventure Camp for grades two through five will be […]

Matthews joins L.A. Rams

Clay Matthews III is coming home. The former Agoura High football star, who graduated in 2003, is expected to sign a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams, who have their headquarters in Agoura and practice in Thousand Oaks. Matthews walked on at USC before winning Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers. The 32-year-old tweeted a photoshopped picture […]


Growing great greenery indoors

COMMENTARY /// Gardening tips

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good—added beauty or tasty nutritional food. But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t get enough of this healthful activity. Adding greenery indoors […]

Simple bathroom installations with big impact for 2019

Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams. Fortunately, a major remodel isn’t needed. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you’ll add to your home’s value and functionality while getting the “Pinterest-worthy” bathroom you know will make you smile every day. […]

Do the right thing

Unified Basketball League tournament is a slam dunk this March Madness

March Madness games usually mean one basketball team will inevitably suffer a heartbreaking defeat. At Newbury Park High’s Unified Basketball League tournament on March 15, everyone was a winner. Special needs athletes basked in the glory of the greatest game on hardwood as dozens of volunteer high school teammates and hundreds of supportive fans cheered. “It felt awesome,” said Austin […]

Very special time

I want to thank the Calvary Community Church, its volunteers, Oaks Christian High School students and other high school volunteers for putting on an extraordinary dance for throngs of teens and young adults with disabilities. What joy and fun you brought to these too-often socially isolated young people. They danced and laughed the night away with their high school “buddy” […]

Paying more attention to details pays off

Other Side of 50

My husband is a finance guy, a CPA with a master’s in taxation. He is, by all accounts, a meticulous, detail-oriented individual. It’s nice to have one of those in a family. At least one of us should be reading the dishwasher manual when it malfunctions, checking a contract’s fine print before signing and making sure the stove is turned […]

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