Fun festival at ground breaking

Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new Early Childhood Education Center with a special event from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., July 26 on the east side of the Ascension campus, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A Family Fun Festival and barbecue will follow the ceremony with activities for all ages, a DJ […]

Calabasas hotel underway

Construction is underway on a long-awaited development at the end of Las Virgenes by the 101 Freeway in Calabasas. The three-story Rondell Oasis Hotel broke ground earlier this month. The project was approved by the Calabasas City Council in 2017 but changes in design forced a delay. The 5.4-acre site that will be home to the city’s newest hotel is […]


Shelter turns on shower of kittens, cats

It’s raining cats and kittens. The Ventura County Animal Shelter will host a Kitten and Cat Shower to help alleviate severe overcrowding. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., July 27 at the Camarillo shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. At the shower, over 100 kittens and cats will be available for adoption with special pricing during the […]

Pet of the week

SISTER/BROTHER ACT—Siblings Rosie and Brody have been together all their 17 years. Super affectionate with each other and with people, they are bonded and should be adopted together. Meet Rosie, ID No. A5285203, and Brody, A52851198, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may be adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control.

Mysterious ‘bird’ takes fanciful full flight from reality

On the Trail

High above the tallest spires of the pines that line Erbes Road heading out toward Sunset Hills in Thousand Oaks, a mysterious bird-like creature sailed. It was so far overhead that detail was indistinct, other than it had a long, thin, curlicue tail, was as tawny-golden as a pheasant and had an unusual shape. Seen from the disadvantage of extreme […]

Young actor’s death brings awareness of epilepsy

Many misconceptions exist about epileptic behavior, treatment, first aid

The death of actor Cameron Boyce earlier this month brought renewed attention to epilepsy. Boyce was killed by a seizure caused by the disease. Epilepsy is more common than people may realize—1 in 100 people have it. Contrary to popular perception, the disease isn’t just about having a seizure when exposed to flashing lights. Dr. Hiroki Nariai is an assistant […]

Tin cup

Youth golfers compete at tourney

A gloomy sky couldn’t hide the talent on display at Buenaventura Golf Course in Ventura last week. Dozens of the finest young golfers of Acorn country teed off on July 16 as part of Ventura County Junior Golf Association’s 52nd Match Play Championship. Leo Metzger of Santa Barbara defeated Agoura’s Dale Capewell in the July 19 finale to win the […]

A familiar place

Former Calabasas coach will lead Division III men’s basketball program

Call it a homecoming. Russell White, former head coach of the Calabasas High boys’ basketball team, has been named head coach of the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball squad. White, who graduated from Cal Lutheran in 1994, played basketball and golfed for the Kingsmen. The coach was bombarded with texts and social media messages when the news broke last weekend. “I […]

Remodeled residence with backyard pool and spa

Atrium between kitchen, family room

This Morrison Ranch remodeled home is on a cul-de-sac with views of rolling hills. The home has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a large loft area. The total approximate square footage of the home is 3,580. The house is on a large 22,257-square-foot lot per the assessor. A formal entry with hardwood floors throughout leads to a curved staircase. The […]