EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | For Arbor Day’s 150th anniversary, visit a local botanic garden

PICTURED: Some of the mission-style architecture and plants found at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks. From the Gardens of the World website by David Goldstein The 150th annual National Arbor Day is April 29, 2022. This holiday is nationally celebrated on the last Friday in April, but some states observe Arbor Day on different dates based on optimal tree planting times or state-specific historical events. One of the most aberrant is California, which designates March 7 as Arbor Day. During the week of National Arbor Day, the nonprofit National Arbor Day Foundation and Kimberly-Clark, a tissue manufacturer, have together committed to...

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TYPHOONS WARNING | Royal Blood to perform Ventura Music Hall on May 4 

PICTURED: Royal Blood vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr, left, and drummer Ben Thatcher are on a worldwide tour in support of their latest album, Typhoons. Photo by Dean Martindale by Christina Fuoco-Karasinski There’s nothing simple about the English duo of vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, who create a whirlwind of sound as Royal Blood.  But Kerr shared the basics of Royal Blood’s show that comes to the Ventura Music Hall on Wednesday, May 4.  “If you’ve been to a rock ‘n’ roll show, you know half of it,” Kerr said with a laugh.  “Seriously, our new record, Typhoons, is...

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