Emotional production focuses on two couples reliving old times

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Follies’ Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” was a show that signaled a cataclysmic change in musical theater in the early 1970s. A revue taking place in a time ambiguous setting, it utilizes a story that has no plot. The Conejo Players’ new production of “Follies” is a potent, ravishing piece that wrings emotions from its players as well as […]

Navigating life’s tightrope

All too often, it’s the thin and narrow ledge we’re forced to walk that grows us the most. Sometimes navigating the tight rope stretched out long before us is our only option . . . and we’re called to be strong. It’s when putting one foot in front of the other with no hand rails, no support system, no one […]

Moorpark pastor shares a lesson in receiving God’s grace

The Rev. Errol Hale grew up in a Christian home but didn’t feel a deep connection with his faith. At 18, he was already married to his high school sweetheart, Frances, had a job and owned his own home. He may have been young, he said, but he was independent, and there seemed to be no need for God. But […]

CMHS names new head nurse

Community Memorial Health System has prom oted Cynthia Fahey, interim chief nursing officer, to vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. Fahey joined CMHS in 2012 as the clinical quality coordinator, then as director of quality, before serving as interim chief nursing officer. She received her nursing diploma from the Los Angeles County/USC School of Nursing and […]

Expert discusses county’s cancer rates

Region’s No. 1 killer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Ventura County, ranking above heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer in California and the United States, according to Erin Slack, epidemiologist at Ventura County Public Health. Slack discussed risk factors, as well as incidence and mortality rates, for some of the most common cancers in Ventura County at an event […]


FRI., NOV. 20 Bella Vita Italian- American Social Club 6 p.m. at St. Jude social hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Thanksgiving turkey dinner served. The Lake Lindero Middle School jazz group performs. RSVP required. Contact: Betty. Phone: 805.496.6905. Ventura County Astronomical Society 7:15 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Robert Piccione of Cal State Channel Islands […]

Events coming up at senior center

The Pleasant Valley Senior Center will offer the following events at 1605 E. Burnley St. For more information, call (805) 482-4881. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 20, Camarillo Cafe will offer coffeehouse entertainment, including open mic, at 8 p.m. and featured acts at 8:40 p.m. A $13 donation will be requested. 10 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 3, Don Fiore and Steve Lehman […]


Movember mustache no laughing matter

Author grows facial hair for a cause

I don’t think I’m capable of taking a compliment. “What is that thing on your face?” people said right away. My wife and 12-year-old son told me they liked the mustache I was growing for Movember. My response: “Why do you have to be so cynical? It’s for a good cause. Since 2003, millions have joined the Movember Foundation every […]

Chabad of Camarillo marks Hanukkah

Chabad of Camarillo will present its eighth annual Hanukkah celebration with the following events. Free family festivities from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 at Constitution Park, 1287 Paseo Camarillo. The event will feature the carving and kindling of a giant ice menorah with the help of the mayor, and kids can create their own menorah. Menorah lighting and […]