Hillcrest Theatre: Guys and Dolls

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Hillcrest Theatre Arts Department. In the earlier years, a handful of students would meet at lunch, cobbling together a production with borrowed props and costumes made from Goodwill finds and old bridesmaid dresses. This month, the students performed the musical “Guys and Dolls” in front of two live audiences. At first glance, “Guys and Dolls” is the romantic story of gamblers’ lives and their antics in 1930s New York City. But truthfully, it is the story of redemption, the playing out of…

Park Planning

Parks make life better, providing greenspace and relief from the developed areas around town, shade trees and open spaces for those seeking solace, and amenities for recreation and activities. Many parks are the focal point or primary gathering place for a neighborhood. Many happy memories are made at parks. But parks don’t just happen. They have to be planned for, designed and built. How many parks does a community need? Where should they be located? What amenities should they include? Park planners and landscape architects often assume the creative and…

The Conejo Valley’s trials and recreational facilities. FAQ

Our community has been blessed with many excellent natural resources and recreational facilities. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 crackdown, access to some of the facilities has been limited.  Many people have questions regarding availability and future plans of the Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) and the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) facilities. Some of the answers are addressed below. Why has access to Paradise Falls been closed? During the Memorial Day weekend, the Paradise Falls area of Wildwood Park was inundated with record crowds that compromised the sensitive habitat…