‘Hansel & Gretel’ opera is coming to Simi Valley

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera will present a family-friendly performance of “Hansel and Gretel” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4 in the community room, Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Written by the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck, this opera is based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about two children who get lost in […]

Discussion on meaningful change

The First Church of Christ, Scientist will host a presentation titled “How God’s Love Can Change Your Life and the World” at 1 p.m. Sun., Jan. 29 at 380 Mission Drive, Camarillo. Mark McCurties, a practitioner of Christian Science healing, will discuss Jesus’ teachings and lessons from Mary Baker Eddy’s book, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures.” After […]

Symposium to explore Reformation’s impact

Event will include music from Nordic countries

The 18th annual Nordic Spirit Symposium, “All Power Is of God: Reform in Sweden and Finland,” will be held Feb. 10 and 11 on California Lutheran University’s Thousand Oaks campus. This year, experts will discuss the Protestant Reformation’s impact on history and culture in Sweden, Finland and the United States. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in […]

Three churches, one big party

Successful local Realtor celebrates 30 years of service

Has received numerous national real estate awards

Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westlake Village, celebrated 30 years of service as a successful Realtor with the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors at the President’s Ball Awards dinner in January at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. “Pat’s hard work and dedication to her clients is worthy of celebration,” said Bruce Zipf, president/CEO of […]

Windstone Maricle home is chock-full of fine amenities

Walking distance from hiking trails

This Windstone Maricle residence features such amenities as a porte cochere entry, plantation shutters throughout, a three-car split garage, a two-story wraparound entry ceiling with a chandelier and a second-floor balustrade overlook. The formal living room has a precast decorative fireplace and French doors opening to a courtyard on the side. The dining room has custom walls and a chandelier. […]

Resort-style community opening in Santa Clarita

Grand opening tours will be held on Sat., Feb. 11

Pardee Homes plans a grand opening for Aliento in Santa Clarita on Sat., Feb. 11. The new master-planned community will open with a preview of The Terrace, Aliento’s resortstyle community center, and self-guided model tours of Aliento’s first three neighborhoods. Aliento features the gated neighborhoods of Arista by Pardee Homes and Lucero and Tierno by TRI Pointe Homes. “Young couples, […]

Skywatchers await sun’s big show

Aug. 21 event will befirst coast-to-coast total eclipse in 99 years

Now’s the time to book a trip to catch this summer’s total solar eclipse, but it won’t be cheap. According to local travel agents, plenty of excursions are still available to the seven states directly below the sun’s path when it will appear to be completely covered by the moon in the midafternoon of Aug. 21. It will be the […]

Into the wild blue yonder

County unveils pet rescue trailers