2019-04-04

Ahlers new city CFO

Ron Ahlers was named new chief financial officer for the City of Calabasas effective April 1. He replaces Gary Lysik, who became Calabasas City Manager in 2018. Ahlers served as finance director/city treasurer for the City of Moorpark since 2008. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and his MBA at UCLA, Ahlers was hired as a junior accountant by […]

America’s diet examined

A screening of the documentary “Eating You Alive,” followed by a discussion with nutritionist Dr. John Westerdahl, will take place from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 480 W. Gainsborough. The program will open with a free plant-based buffet lunch and conclude with a Q&A on the topics of anti-aging and longevity. […]

The acme of laughs is atop the hill

Late-night radio talk show host Art Bell may be gone, but conspiracy theorists still walk the earth—and they bug the heck out of comedian Danny Jolles. “They’re not a subtle people, those conspiracy theorists,” Jolles says. “It doesn’t matter what you say, they’re going to hook you into a conspiracy. You tell them ‘It’s a beautiful day outside’ and they’ll […]

Robots on the run

Rebuilding Westlake North

Report outlines environmental impact due to business park redevelopment


The City of Westlake Village released a preliminary environmental report March 29 that examines the impact of a major redevelopment being considered for the city’s north side next to Thousand Oaks. The report spelled out at the potential for environmental damage that could result from the rezoning of 200 acres of commercial real estate that lies north of 101 Freeway, […]

Meeting on pickleball dispute

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District announced a meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 2 at the Oak Park Community Center to hear further input from the public regarding the shared usage of tennis and pickleball courts in the community. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District voted Feb. 21 to convert two tennis courts at Deerhill Park into […]

Conejo Players go back to high school

Students hit the books and the high notes in “Disney’s High School Musical,” which runs April 6 through 14 at Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays, and 2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. There will be no 5 p.m. show Sun., April 14. It’s the first day after winter break at […]

Brass band blows its own horn

The Dallas Brass will give a concert at 7 p.m. Wed., April 10 at the Calabasas High School performing arts education center, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. The CHS Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and AC Stelle Wind Ensemble will also perform. The show is suitable for guests of all ages. From Dallas Brass website: “Our goal is to entertain […]

Area’s oldest shopping center reinvigorated

Business update


Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills is a well-known shopping center, but it’s more than just that. The city’s oldest retail venue has been around for decades, longer than the city itself. Eight years ago the more than 100,000-square-foot center received a major face-lift, and while most of the work is finished, efforts to modernize, yet maintain the property’s historical […]

Parenting examined at Community 360

Author discusses ‘How to Raise an Adult’


Julie Lythcott-Haims, the New York Times best-selling author of “How to Raise an Adult,” shared personal tales of the danger of becoming a “helicopter parent.” Lythcott-Haims spoke at Las Virgenes Unified School District’s second annual Community 360 Conference on March 23 at Agoura High School’s performing arts education center. A helicopter parent is said to be one that hovers over […]