2019-10-17

Pickleball popular among older adults

Other Side of 50

I’ve never been a sports-oriented person. I’m not sure if it’s the required physical exertion or the competitive aspect that doesn’t excite me, but I’d much rather spend my days pursuing a host of other activities. So when my husband announced he wanted us to join a club and play pickleball, I was less than enthused. Sure, I’d heard that […]

Working for a healthy planet

THE GREEN TEAM—Noah Weiss (left, holding sign), is a senior at Calabasas High School and organizer of the CHS Goes Green event on Sept. 27 at the school. Students wore green on campus for the day in support of global climate change awareness. Weiss is president of the CHS Roots & Shoots Club, a worldwide movement started in 1991 by […]

Get the facts on Medicare

Senior Concerns will host a community seminar titled “Medicare: What’s New for 2020” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 22 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. The seminar, led by senior advocate Betty Berry, will help attendees determine if a Senior Advantage Plan or Original Medicare will work best for them; take the mystery out of how Medicare supplements […]

Neighborhood comes together

A trio of the arts in anniversary show

SHOW REVIEW /// ‘Hollywood on Stage’


Twenty-five years ago this month, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza opened for business with Bernadette Peters headlining a lavish concert of Broadway standards. On Oct. 12 this year, a stellar lineup of vocalists, dancers and musicians celebrated a quarter century of entertainment at the newly renovated Fred Kavli Theatre with “Hollywood on Stage,” a concert featuring musicians, singers and […]

Conejo residents perform with opera company

Guild Opera will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a celebration at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 26 at Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. The afternoon includes scenes from the company’s touring shows as well as arias and ensembles from well-known operas. The program will be performed by members of the company’s professional singers, including Thousand Oaks High School […]

Teen’s play is silly, funny and thoughtful

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘A Narrator’s Story’


Teddy Skye Garcia is a 13-year-old who has done something few his age have experienced: writing his own stage play and seeing it come alive in a theater. Garcia, who has been acting since he was 8, is now emulating his father and sister, both of whom are writers, in penning his first play, “A Narrator’s Story,” which is currently […]

Blues man picks his songs with care

Some musicians win awards— few have awards named after them. Blues/acoustic guitar virtuoso Terry Robb will give a live solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 25 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 599 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Vancouver-born, Portland based bluesman took home the Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar so many times that the […]

A day of Chinese culture

The Conejo Chinese Cultural Association nonprofit will present its fourth Chinese Culture Day Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 9 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park. The free event will feature traditional Chinese music and dance performances and interactive cultural exhibits. Some of the activities are: calligraphy, hieroglyphics, brush painting, origami, the art of tea, […]

A spooky G&S melodrama for Halloween

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Ruddigore’


Halloween is right around the corner and the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company is marking the occasion by presenting “Ruddigore,” or “The Witch’s Curse,” through Oct. 20 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. A light opera masquerading as melodrama, “Ruddigore” was first performed by Britain’s D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in January 1887 and was […]


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