Area’s Clean Power Alliance extends COVID-19 assistance program

As pandemic-related financial hardship continues across Southern California, Clean Power Alliance will extend its COVID-19 Relief Program. The alliance is a public agency made up of 32 local governments across Los Angeles and Ventura counties—including Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village— working together to bring clean, renewable power choices to residents. On Oct. 1, the alliance’s board of directors doubled […]

Virtual help for business at CLU

Cal Lutheran University will host the following virtual business seminars in November. How to Counsel Clients Without Shaming Them, a Next Gen mentoring webinar with Chia-Li Chen, at 1 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4 on Zoom. Chen, director of CLU’s Financial Planning Program, will interview Ekta Kumar, director of diversity and inclusion initiatives for the USC California Department of Psychiatry. Kumar […]


Reign is over for haunted house

Halloween event doomed by COVID

For the past decade, Bruce Stanton and his team have been raising money for the Conejo Recreation and Park District by scaring the bejesus out of people. Stanton runs the Reign of Terror haunted house, known affectionately as ROT. He created the scream-inducing attraction at his home and it became so popular that he moved the mayhem to the Hillcrest […]


Keep church injunction

Pastor wants indoor services despite court order

A court-issued injunction against Newbury Park’s Godspeak Calvary Chapel will remain in place for the foreseeable future. The Rev. Rob McCoy, Godspeak pastor, and his legal team were in court Sept. 28 to hear whether Judge Vincent O’Neill would lift a temporary restraining order against the church that was put in place Aug. 7. The church has not abided by […]

Businesswomen are headlined

Women’s Economic Ventures will host the 15th annual Empowerment is Priceless virtual fundraiser from 9 to 10 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 15. This year’s spotlight is on business owners facing the challenges of COVID-19. At the event, WEV will present the annual Trailblazer Award to Brenda Allison, founder of two Ventura County insurance agencies and CEO of Coast General Insurance Brokers. […]



We’re talking to Hannah Boundy, of Sherwood Financial Partners, which she co-founded with business partner Matthew Davis. She says that as a young mother she may not be what people expect when they hear “financial advisor,” but in an industry that’s focusing more on client needs and moving away from a one-size-fits-all strategy, she feels uniquely positioned to understand the […]


Attraction-minded Janss mall attracts new tenant

Venue mixes beer, ax-throwing

Once the economy reopens fully, Janss Marketplace has positioned itself to be the entertainment capital of Thousand Oaks. The mall, already home to Regal Cinemas, Dave & Busters, Defy Ariel Sports trampoline park (formerly Dojo Boom) and restaurants, is set to welcome The Mighty Axe, which touts itself as an ax-throwing and ales venue that will also offer virtual reality […]

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