2019-11-21

Morrison Ranch home on corner lot includes large trees, room for a pool

Updated gourmet kitchen

This one-story compound has four bedrooms and two baths in 2,406 square feet of living space. The house is in the Morrison Ranch Estates. The newer gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets and granite countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerator and stainless steel appliances. The private sweeping corner lot has large trees, foliage, a brick barbecue and room for a pool along with peek-a-boo […]

Mediterranean-inspired home is at the top of a private bluff

Yard has casita, barbecue, workshop

This five-bedroom, 3.5-bath home in Thousand Oaks is nestled atop a private bluff. The single-story property spans roughly 3,400 square feet and sits on a huge 26,000-square-foot lot. The Mediterranean-inspired house has been remodeled with custom upgrades. Interior features include distressed hardwood flooring, three fireplaces, remodeled bathrooms, secondary master bedroom, vaulted ceilings, surround sound, recessed lighting, updated windows and French […]

Children take charge in musical

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Matilda’


Roald Dahl’s novel “Matilda” tells the story of a precocious 5-year-old English girl who uses a love for books and her newly discovered telekinesis to wreak vengeance on the savage and sadistic grown-ups in her life. The musical version opened on Broadway in 2013, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi’s production, […]

Holidays to kick off at Janss Marketplace

Santa Claus will jump from the sky for his annual parachute landing at noon Fri., Nov. 29 in the Fountain Courtyard at Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Following his arrival, Santa will visit with children and pose for holiday photos at Santa’s Village through Tues., Dec. 24. Shoppers who bring same-day dated receipts from Janss Marketplace […]

Magical performances in cirque show

The producers of Broadway’s “The Illusionists” will present the family holiday production of “A Magical Cirque Christmas” at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 29 in the Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The show will highlight the magic of Christmas with performers and cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by favorite holiday music sung by […]

People have the power in CLU play

Based on true story of villagers who rise up against a tyrant

Cal Lutheran University is staging a historical play by Spain’s most popular Golden Age playwright that speaks to the power of people to overcome oppression, both then and now. The Theatre Arts and Dance Department will present “Fuenteovejuna, or Like Sheep to Water” at 8 p.m. Thurs. to Sat., Nov. 21 to 23 as well as 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. […]

Award-winning dance show on stage

“So You Think You Can Dance,” the 16-time Emmy Award-winning Fox series that sparked America’s fascination with dance, will captivate local audiences at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 1 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The Top 10 finalists who will travel to Thousand Oaks for Season 16 are: Gino Cosculluela, Benjamin Castro, Eddie Hoyt, Bailey Munoz, Ezra […]

Christmas classic a la ‘radio’

‘Miracle 34th Street’ staged as audio play

Conejo Players Theatre will present a radio play version of “Miracle on 34th Street” Dec. 6 through 15 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday. “Miracle” is the classic Christmas tale of the power of hope and belief presented as a 1940s radio play with authentic […]

Fun, old-fashioned cafeteria-style eatery that won’t break the bank

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Grandi Italiani


When I first met Aron Celnick, owner of the Grandi Italiani family restaurant, he was busy throwing a pizza crust in the air to form it by hand. Like most of the food on the menu, this establishment offers house-made items with sauces and everything made from scratch. Located at the corner of Sherman Way and Jordan Street in Canoga […]

Perfection to a tea