Drama explores story of modern-day underground railroad for abused women

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’

There was a time in our history when women who’d been abused by their male partners had few places to turn. In 1972, at the dawn of the feminist movement, the Violence Against Women Act was still 20 years away and shelters for abused women were only just starting to be organized. Sarah Treem’s engrossing 2015 drama, “When We Were […]

Custom home sits on 9 acres

Is this custom home in Agoura, Cornell or Malibu Canyon? If you make an appointment to see a custom home in an area that goes by different names, will the listing broker still be there when you show up? Nona Green of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage can meet you at this home in Agoura. Some residents call the area Malibu […]


Choir hires director Temple Ner Ami has selected Daniel Newman-Lessler as its new choir director. An accomplished conductor, composer and pianist with a Master of Music in sacred music and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Newman- Lessler also conducts the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, Kadima Conservatory Philharmonic and […]

Keeping the faith when all seems lost

Church leader finds solace in Müller biography

The Rev. Duncan Filmer believes faith is trusting that God will provide, even when all seems lost. “Believing is not a head thing, it’s something in the heart,” said the pastor of Grace Harvest Ministries in Moorpark. “I don’t consciously believe one thing and subconsciously believe another.” Though exercising faith is a task far easier said than done, Filmer finds […]


SAT., JUNE 24 Poker Run 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Simi Valley Harley- Davidson Dealership, 6190 Condor Drive, Moorpark. Poker run, food trucks, vendors. Music by 99 Mondays band. For all bikes. Part of proceeds benefit For The Troops. Simi Valley Harley Owners Group hosts. Entry: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Web: Eventbrite.com. Bonsai Exhibition 9 a.m. […]

A love affair with food at Tavern 101

It was love at first bite at Tavern 101 Grill & Tap House in Agoura Hills. This restaurant serves up amazing American classics and grilled barbecue that can heat up any occasion. The delicious taste of Tavern 101’s corn bread had me swooning right from the start. There’s an unexpected secret ingredient in this bread, one of the many masterful […]

Chefs take on cookie cuisine

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast will host its third annual Fork It Over fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 3 at the Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature chefs from local restaurants, caterers and food trucks creating Girl Scout cookie-inspired appetizers and desserts. In addition, spirit purveyors from across […]

Pet of the Week

CALM KITTY—Blair is about 10 years old. She is calm and likes affection. If you would like to adopt Blair, ask for ID No. A660513 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check www.vcas.us before visiting the shelter.


Take advantage of one-time transfer law

In this state, you may be able to sell your home and keep low tax base

COMMENTARY /// Propositions 60, 90, 110 In California, you may be able to sell your home and take your low tax base with you. Want to downsize your home but think you can’t afford to do so because taxes are higher now than when you bought the house? For those of you who have owned a home for many years, […]