Actress finds there’s no business like shoe business

THEATER PREVIEW /// “Kinky Boots” Slipping into the cast of “Kinky Boots” has been a perfect fit for Sydney Patrick. The 26-year-old actress plays Lauren in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical, onstage through Sunday at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The 2013 show, featuring a book by Harvey Fierstein and a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, […]

Mobile home parks in the Conejo Valley

commentary /// Options in the area Many people are unaware of the number of mobile home parks that are in the Conejo Valley. There are, in fact, nine, each with its own unique characteristics. Vallecito MHP is on Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park, about a mile from the Wendy Drive freeway exit and next to Pepper Tree Park. Nestled […]

Team of Triebold and Iverson join Dilbeck

The team of C&M Real Estate, Carolyn Triebold and Merilee Iverson, have recently joined the Dilbeck Estates Westlake Village office. However, Dilbeck is planning to place them as the cornerstone agents of the new Camarillo office in the Plaza at Mission Oaks. The agents both come to Dilbeck with 14 years of experience in the Ventura County real estate market, […]

Get a sneak peek of Pinnacle at Wood Ranch townhomes

Join Century Communities Duty Shoe Event on Saturday, Feb., 24

Century Communities has announced Pinnacle at Wood Ranch, a master-planned community in Simi Valley. Century Communities will be building 37 two-story, townhome style condominiums with square footage of 1,717 to 2,582. The homes will have three to five bedrooms, two to three baths and two-car garages. While the models are set for completion in June, Century Communities will give potential […]


Jewish Republican Alliance Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Speaker is Arnold Steinberg, author of “Whiplash! From JFK to Donald Trump: A Political Odyssey.” Buffet lunch: $22 members and $25 nonmembers. RSVP requested. Email: Judy@JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Web: JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Simi Valley Senior Center Dance 7 to 10 p.m. at center, 3900 Avenida Simi. West […]


Chamber orchestra hosts a taste of opera The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra will present “Night at the Light Opera” concerts at 7 p.m. Sat., March 10 at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive and at 3 p.m. Sun., March 11 at First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. Directed by KuanFen Liu, this third annual concert […]

Grants will help kids and families

More than 100 people gathered at Moorpark Country Club on Feb. 1 as the Christian Foundation of the West handed out grants totaling $55,000 Eleven charities received checks as grant recipients. Donors and supporters were on hand to congratulate the recipients. The grant program marks its fourth year with over $190,000 given away since inception. All the grant recipient agencies […]

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Pet of the Week

TAME—Tiger, 12, is very calm, loves sleeping and enjoys treats. If you would like to adopt Tiger, ask for ID No.A669255 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check vcas.us before visiting the shelter.

Who needs a trust?

COMMENTARY Do you own a home? If the answer is yes, you need a trust. So why do so many people have assets, with a home typically being our largest, and not have a trust? There are endless reasons. Whether it’s cost, time, procrastination or simply not understanding the process, it can become a challenging situation if one has not […]