March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Oak Park council sides with weekend gardeners

Panel says leaf blowers OK for now

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council decided it will not ban commercial gardening on Saturdays and Sundays in residential neighborhoods. More...

Tanning-bed tycoon looking at 5 years

The Ventura County district attorney’s office says it will seek the maximum penalty for a local businessman found guilty of molesting a minor 15 years ago. Tan LA founder Gary Haw, 54, was convicted Feb. More...

Civil grand jury seeks applicants

The Ventura County Superior Court of California is taking applications for the 2017-2018 civil grand jury.  The application deadline is Fri., April 7.  Applicants must be U.S. More...

Low-cost prom clothes available

Assistance League Conejo Valley will sell prom attire at special pricing for high school students starting Tues., March 21 at its thrift shop at 2853 E. More...

Recycle old mattresses

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the Environment

Illegally dumped items attract more dumping, especially with items like mattresses. To make mattress recycling easier, last year California joined Connecticut and Rhode Island in implementing an initiative. More...

All jazzed up

CHAPS WITH CHOPS—Pianist Matthew Kuperberg, left, and saxophonist Jay Nelson are members of the 2017 California All-State Jazz Band. More...

St. Paddy’s Day poker fundraiser

Proceeds to help ill, hurt children

Hope’s Haven Children’s Charity will host its fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day public poker tournament from 4:45 to 10 p.m. More...

Call for female barbershop singers

ChannelAire Chorus of the Sweet Adelines is looking for new members, women who can sing barbershop music.  The ability to read music is helpful but not necessary.  Rehearsals are 7 p.m. More...

Seminar about end-of-life conversation

Senior Concerns will present a community seminar titled “Consider the Conversation” for family caregivers of aging loved ones from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., March 28 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Fashion with a mission

The National Charity League Inc. Conejo Valley chapter will present its 46th annual Modelette Fashion Show from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., March 19 at O’Reilly Hall, St. More...

Going Irish

DANCE FEVER—FEVER At the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration last Saturday at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, the Claddagh Irish Dancers kick up a storm. St. More...

Help students pay for exam

CHSPE test an alternative to GED

Donations are being sought from the community to help pay the California High School Proficiency Examination fee.  The test has been offered since the 1970s, but the fee to take the exam has reached $110, and not all students and adults can affo More...

Detective outlines popular scams

Message is clear: ‘Don’t be fooled’

P.T. Barnum might have been right about a sucker being born every minute—but that doesn’t mean you have to be one of them. More...

Community gets taste of MUNCH MADNESS

STEP RIGHT UP—Senior Zach Zemiliac orders something delicious from the Grilled Cheese Truck during the seventh annual Munch Madness school fundraiser March 11 at Agoura High. More...

A new purpose for old signs

Two local businessmen recycle vinyl billboards into cool items

Brothers Alec and Aric Avedissian are living the entrepreneurial dream. More...

Agoura team nabs a pot o’ gold

CHAMPS ON THE PITCH—The Red Devils Agoura AYSO U-10 Boys Extra Team takes first place in the Pot o’ Gold soccer tournament March 12 in Thousand Oaks. They will represent Region 4 in the Western State Championship in Carson City, Nev. More...

Musically yours

ALL TOGETHER NOW—Above, veteran Lindero Canyon Middle School conductor Matt McKagan leads the Conejo Valley Community Concert and Jazz Band on March 12 at the Agoura Hills school. More...

A healthy match for shoppers and farmers

Shoppers and California farmers are benefitting from the Market Match and the Cal-Fresh (SNAP) food programs offered by the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association.  More...

Board the bus to book fest

Patrons can take a luxury bus to the Los Angeles Festival of Books at USC on Sat., April 22 and leave the driving to the Moorpark Friends of the Library.  The Friends are sponsoring this day trip for 54 book lovers to the festival filled with bo More...

University choir will tour

CLU singers head to Midwestern states

The Cal Lutheran University Choir will take its annual spring choral concert to Lutheran churches in the Midwest before a final performance at home. The tour kicks off March 18 at St. Paul’s in Evanston, Ill.  More...

The healing power of art and journaling

Agoura Hills resident creates a faith-based women’s workshop

The emotional scars caused by a spouse’s infidelity can run deep.  In addition to creating resentment and anger in a relationship, betrayal shatters a person’s ego and cripples their self-worth, said Jacqueline Sarnecky of Agoura Hil More...

Concert of the psychedelic era

The Simi Valley-based Los Robles Master Chorale will present “Peace and Love,” a joint concert with the Agoura High School choirs, at 4 p.m. More...

A ball of a time

MARDI GRAS MERRIMENT—At right, Phyllis Rickert, president of the nonprofit group Community Conscience, attends a Mardi Gras Ball on March 5 at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake. More...