Take a walk through the art mart

West Coast Artists will present the Thousand Oaks Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 13 and 14 in The Oaks mall parking lot, 305 Hillcrest Drive. Artists will display their original work in all medium of fine art and fine crafts. Artwork will include paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry and unique […]

St. Paddy’s Day fun at Reyes Adobe

Thunder road

Chargers face uphill climb in new league this spring

A billion painted lady butterflies danced into California for the super bloom. At Agoura High softball practice, one painted lady landed on home plate. A moment later, the lady followed an invisible treasure map trail to a flower on the “A” mountain. The Chargers, who have been outscored 69 to 32 in their first 11 games, seek a super bloom […]

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. […]