Student safety improved by new signal

Walking just got safer in Newbury Park.

A new traffic signal at Wendy Drive and Gerald Drive in Newbury Park and “Walk the

Supervisor Linda Parks

Supervisor Linda Parks

Channel Day” on April 20 emphasize safer crossing for school pedestrians, local residents

For years, Newbury Park residents have requested a traffic signal at an uncontrolled crosswalk so school-age youth and pedestrians could move safely across the busy intersection at Wendy Drive and Gerald Drive. The Ventura County Public Works Agency Transportation Department has just completed the long-awaited project to provide a safer path to school for students and reduce traffic collisions.  Continue reading

Exhibit features work of senior art majors

The annual spring art exhibit showcasing the work of graduating art majors at California Lutheran University will run from April 21 through May 14 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art.

An opening reception for “Senior Art Exhibition 2016” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The four students featured in the exhibition will hold an artists’ talk at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29. They are Yasmine Abdallat, Erin Bradley, Josette McDaniel and Christina Pitman. Continue reading

LA Rams training moving to Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University has entered into an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to allow the team to base its training operations on the university’s Thousand Oaks campus for at least two years.

The Rams will pay for and put in two practice fields, a paved parking lot and temporary modular buildings containing offices, training areas and locker rooms on the northwest corner of the campus. They can use the area for the next two to five years while they wait for their permanent training facility to be built. Continue reading

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum announces 2016 Summer Season

The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeare’s death 400 years Geerago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum summer season lineup of theater, music and performance includes four timeless classics that continue to reflect our life and times centuries later, shining a light on current social issues. It all takes place at Theatricum’s unique and spectacular outdoor setting under the California live oaks and summer skies of Topanga.

This summer, Theatricum brings you:

The Middle East through the lens of Shakespeare:

The repertory season kicks off on June 4 with Romeo and Juliet, set in East Jerusalem. Director Ellen Geer elucidates the continued relevance of this 421-year-old play, setting Shakespeare’s tale of forbidden love and warring families in a city beset by age-old prejudices, street violence and religious differences. Continue reading

Janss Marketplace offers spring entertainment

Janss Marketplace invites the public to celebrate spring with FREE weekend music and movie entertainment events during April and May:

  • Spring Cinema Under the Stars every Friday at dusk from April 8 – May 27 in the Food Courtyard.
  • Smooth Sounds of Spring Concert Series every Saturdayfrom 5 – 7 p.m. from April 2 – May 14 in the Food Courtyard

Bring folding chairs to enjoy the entertainment events at Janss Marketplace, located off the Moorpark exit on the 101 Freeway at the intersection of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.  Many of the restaurants at the shopping center will offer boxed meal specials for outdoor dining while you watch a Friday movie or dance to one of the great bands performing each Saturday. Continue reading

Thousand Oaks Art Association jurying artists for membership

Thousand Oaks Art Association will be jurying artists  for membership on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery from 9am-  12 noon. Perspective members need to complete  the TOAA new member artist application and submit a portfolio for consideration. Please refer to the Thousand Oaks Art Association website at; www.thousandoaksartassoc.org/ for more information and the application form.

VCGSRC to present ‘Yeomen of the Guard’ at Theatre on the Hill in Thousand Oaks

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Yeomen of the Guard
March 11 – April 3, 2016
Theatre on the Hill
403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks

The Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta “Yeomen of the Guard,” opens March 11 with a champagne gala reception at the Theatre on the Hill in Thousand Oaks.
The story follows a London Tower Green local hero due to be executed after falsely being accused of sorcery. A Yeoman family schemes to help him escape until an expected reprieve arrives.

Add to this a Yeoman in disguise, a blindfolded girl who marries him, and a jester in love with the girl to the mix and we have a very different Gilbert & Sullivan’s story with a surprise ending .

This show is Gilbert & Sullivan’s favorite, yet it is not often produced, so don’t miss it.

Performances continue Fridays, Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. (except for March 27, Easter Sunday). Tickets $17.50 – $30. Box office: 805-381-1246 or buy on-line at www.hillcrestarts.com.
For more information call VCGSRC at 805-491-6103.

Radio Talk Show Host Dennis Prager’s to Speak on “In Search of America’s Moral Compass” at Hyatt Westlake

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture with guest speaker Dennis Prager at thedennisHyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel on Monday, October 26th, at 8 p.m. The topic of his talk will be “In Search of America’s Moral Compass”.
“In a day and age when attitudes toward just about every moral and social issue seem to be changing as rapidly as the latest version of the smartphone” said Rabbi Moshe Bryski, the dean of the Conejo Jewish Academy, “are there still core values and ideals we can point to as being inherent to Western Civilization, or has that ship long sailed? Whether one is on the right or left politically, the question deserves our attention and honest discussion. Did the Founding Fathers of our great land envision a country that would be founded upon a moral compass with core values, and if so, what were they and does America still adhere to them?”

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