Carol King tribute group to perform in park series

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s family-friendly 2016 Summer Concerts in the Park Series continues Sun., July 24 with Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King. The show begins at 5 p.m. in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tapestry will perform music by […]

Overworked and stressed? Find time to rest in God

Years ago I ordered an item from a mail-order company. After waiting several weeks for my purchase to arrive, I called to see what was holding up the shipment. Turns out the product was being made in Belgium and everyone in that country took a vacation during the entire month of August. Perhaps that practice would be impractical in the […]

Program helps veterans transition from military to civilian life

Nonprofit’s aim is to find jobs for vets in the county’s farming industry

Lawrence Parkhill was looking for ways to help veterans find employment when he remembered a fellow vet’s love for gardening. “He was a sniper in the Marines and he planted a bunch of trees in his backyard in Temecula,” said Parkhill, a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “He really enjoyed that and it gave him something to […]

Green Day’s rock opera coming to arts center

‘American Idiot’ on stage in Simi

Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi will present the twotime Tony Award-winning musical “American Idiot” July 23 through Aug. 28 at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The rock opera is based on punk band Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album “American Idiot,” which was released in […]


FRI., JULY 8 Second Friday Dances 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. “Red, white and blue” theme. Music by The Aristicats. Ballroom, Latin, swing, line. Dance hosts and hostesses, door prizes, raffle, refreshments. $7 admission includes 10-step polka lesson from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Phone: 805.583.6363. SAT., JULY 9 A Gift For Change 9 […]

Exhibit features recovered relics

Channel Islands Maritime Museum will have an opening reception for its exhibit “La Jenelle: Recovered Relics from a Local Legend” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., July 14 at 3900 Bluefin Circle in Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. The La Jenelle ship sank off the coast of Oxnard, and visitors to the exhibit can learn more through artifacts recovered from the […]

Veteran performer delivers with honesty

Kenny Rogers takes the stage in T.O.

CONCERT REVIEW /// Kenny Rogers With Kenny Rogers due to retire after his farewell tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” we decided to see what condition the 77-year-old singer’s condition was in (to paraphrase an early hit he had with The First Edition). In recent years, Rogers famously underwent plastic surgery and Botox treatments that he later regretted, and he’s been […]

Older dogs find senior company

Poetry helps writer transcend physical limitations

Diagnosis doesn’t hold back creative spirit

Author Stephen Jester II said he is a classic example of the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” When Jester, 28, was an infant, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that permanently affects body movement, muscle coordination and balance. The Camarillo resident, who uses an electric wheelchair, said people often assume he is mentally challenged. […]

Kingsmen Shakespeare Company wraps up 20th season with ‘Dream’

Classic comedy opens July 15 at CLU

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will close its 20th anniversary season with the comedy that opened its first season. Performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be at 8 p.m. July 15 through 17, July 22 through 24, and July 29 through 31 in Kingsmen Park on the Thousand Oaks campus of Cal Lutheran University. The festival grounds will open at […]