No time for a catnap

CIF-Southern Section postseason kicks off this week

BREAKING NEWS: Monday Night Football Cat replaces Mitch Trubisky at quarterback for the Chicago Bears. If you didn’t see the black cat, more elusive than Flash Gordon who eats better than Gordon Ramsay, score a touchdown at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey during the Giants-Cowboys game, then stop what you’re doing and watch the video with the Kevin Harlan play-by-play […]

More expansion in store for ever-evolving hospital

Part two of a two-part series on Los Robles Regional Medical Center’s 50-year history

Faced with an ever-shifting legislative landscape and challenges both external and internal, Los Robles Regional Medical Center is in an almost constant state of change. What’s clear is that parent company HCA Healthcare— which owns over 180 hospitals across the U.S.—is moving the Thousand Oaks-based medical system forward. A series of major renovations began in 2004, and in 2010 the […]

Delicious deli dishes, pastrami, matzo and knishes

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Agoura’s Famous Deli

Although there seems to be some mystery about how Agoura’s Famous Deli got the “famous” part of its name, there’s no mistaking why it’s one of the area’s oldest and most loved businesses—it offers the kind of food one might expect to find at the popular Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City or any fabulously well-known Jewish deli. Customer Lori […]

Spooktacular cast scares up big laughs

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Addams Family’

There are many reasons why “The Addams Family” has become one of the most popular musicals performed at high schools and youth theater companies. One is that the show is very, very funny, loaded with self-conscious pop-culture references, clever puns and kooky-ooky characters. The second is Andrew Lippa’s delightful Spanish-tinged score, which includes memorable melodies as well as effective morality […]

Comics come alive in Cam

The Camarillo Public Library will host its inaugural Comic Con from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 9 in the community room and throughout the library at 4101 Las Posas Road. Attendees of all ages can celebrate comic books and pop culture by participating in crafts, activities, games, a cosplay show and a comic creator panel. Cosplay is encouraged. […]

New art exhibit gets colorful

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley presents “Bring On The Color!” with art pieces from eight artists on display through Jan. 7, 2020 at the Galleria in the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Seven artists are exhibiting their fun, bright art in different mediums. The artists are: Paul Finkel shoots digital photos of […]

Still ranting after all these years

COMIC REVIEW /// Lewis Black

With political turmoil going on in Washington, one would think that it would be a great time for comedians like celebrated “rant-conteur” Lewis Black. But as Black complained, during his 90-minute appearance at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 1, “It’s the hardest time to be funny, and I think you know why.” He paused, waiting for the […]