Studio Channel Islands gets grant for health programs

The Ventura County Community Foundation has awarded Studio Channel Islands a $28,820 grant to support its arts and health programs. Funding will be used to expand SCI’s Memory Cafes, which are creative social events for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers; workshops for children in bereavement counseling; and stroke survivor art classes. Funding for the grant comes from the […]

Locals make All-CIF teams

The CIF-Southern Section released its All-CIF teams for baseball and softball. Five local players were named to All-CIF first teams in baseball. Shawn Goosenberg, a senior shortstop and honors student for Calabasas High, is on the Division 2 team. Goosenberg is bound for Northwestern. Simi Valley’s Owen Sharts and Camarillo’s Andrew Lucas join Goosenberg on the Division 2 squad. Sharts […]

Camarillo resident made for MIT

Softball star Lucchese bound for prestigious school with Oak Park baseball’s Scott

Olivia Lucchese remembers telling her mother, Stacy, that “no one normal” attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I was originally super skeptical of MIT,” said Lucchese, a recent Oaks Christian School graduate. “I thought that it was a place for super smart people.” Jonah Scott, a recent Oak Park grad, won’t argue with Lucchese. Scott, 17, said it takes a […]


SAT., JULY 14 Free Hike 8 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at trailhead at end of Wendy Drive, Newbury Park. Moderately strenuous 6-mile hike along Mount Boney Trail. Bring water. Phone: 805.495.2163. Concert In The Park 7 p.m. at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Concert by the Long Run, tribute to the Eagles. Food trucks open at […]

Keeping the fun brewing in WLV

If you want a whale of a good time and some great brews and grub, head over to what locals are calling the “Beermuda Triangle” in Westlake Village and sample the goodies offered by Westlake Brewing & Libations. Owned by the husband-and-wife team of Larry and April Moisan of Simi Valley, this spot is spot-on for local craft-beer lovers who […]

Kingsmen wraps up with ‘Othello’

Jealousy, racial hostility, deception and revenge drive “Othello,” which closes Kingsmen Shakespeare Company’s 22nd season. Performances take place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m. July 20 through Aug. 5 in Kingsmen Park on the Thousand Oaks campus of Cal Lutheran University. The grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and entertainment. Othello, a Moor general in Venice, draws the […]

TOCAP to host a variety of shows

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza at 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. has raised the curtain on its eclectic 2018-19 season. Comedians and musicians will include Lily Tomlin (Oct. 12), Loudon Wainwright III (Sept. 29), Kathleen Madigan (Sept. 14), Rodney Crowell (Nov. 17), Mark Wills (Oct. 12) and Johnny Boyd (Nov. 2). Back by popular demand are Engelbert Humperdinck (Sept. 20), America […]

Pleasant Valley Lions here to help

Dad ruins everything for his son

Throughout history, up on the big screen, in books, on TV and all over real life, teenagers have accused their parents of “ruining everything.” I’m the first parent to agree. As a toddler, my boy was brave and open to all. I’ve been gradually destroying that. “Careful,” I told him a few weeks into kindergarten. “Don’t run wearing that heavy […]

Updated Simi Valley home features backyard barbecue oasis with fridge

This updated White Cloud Estates Residence Two has three bedrooms, a loft and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,370 square feet of living space on a 4,255-square-foot lot. Amenities include a three-car garage, upgraded wood flooring, volume ceilings and plantation shutters. The living and dining room combo has a chandelier and a high vaulted ceiling. The granite island kitchen has newer stainless […]