Community

Church concert to present ‘Wonderful Love’

The United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks is remembering the phrase “When Love Came Down.” To help spread the healing love, UMCTO will offer the public “Wonderful Love,” a unique opus of merry and sacred tunes to celebrate Christ’s birth. The a free songfest and annual Christmas concert will take place at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 23 in the church […]

Temple offers Christmas feast to community

Temple Adat Elohim will host its 24th annual Christmas dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues., Dec. 25 at TAE, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The synagogue expects to offer a meal to more than 250 guests weeks after having to temporarily close its doors for a deep cleaning to deal with damage from smoke and ash from […]

Learning gardens blossom at school

COMMENTARY /// Nature education


Lupin Hill, Round Meadow, Sumac, Willow, Chaparral and Mariposa elementary schools in the Las Virgenes district all have learning gardens, and soon A.C. Stelle Middle School will have a garden of its own. The gardens have been incorporated into the schools’ curriculum so that students can gain knowledge as they tend the fruits and vegetables. Learning about pollination, worms, soil […]

Enrichment classes for adults

Encore Older Adult Education Program is a Pierce College education program designed for older adults age 50 and up, but all students over 18 are can enroll too. Courses address the educational needs and interests of older adults, with topics that promote independence, personal growth and development, physical and cognitive health and positive aging. Registration for the five-week winter session—Jan. […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 14: Winter pep rally/ gym/10:05 a.m. ComedySportz/main stage/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15: Community benefit concert/lower field/5 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 20: Freshman movie night/main quad/6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 21: Winter break-no school through Fri., Jan. 4 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 14: Musical auditions/ black box Adopt-a-family sock sales through Wed., Dec. 19/homeroom Sat., Dec. 15: Musical callbacks/ […]

Free family photos

A local photographer is offering to do free portraits of families who lost treasured photographs and other possessions in last month’s fires. Angel Fleig, a resident of Thousand Oaks, is the owner of Majic Moments Photography. “I can’t imagine all that was lost in these fires, personal belongings, clothing, family heirlooms, and the one thing that keeps tugging at me […]

Pet of the week

CHUBBY BUDDY—Checkers, a 2-year-old male, has plumped up since coming to the shelter. He is a friendly kitty that will slim down with some active playtime. He can be found in the Habikat. Meet Checkers, ID No. 5194898 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal […]

Landscapes art show in Agoura Hills

GET THE PICTURE?—Jenny Hezzell, left, and Patricia McTague-Loft from Thousand Oaks attend the opening reception for Landscapes, a collection of images by fine art photographer Brian Valente. The show runs through Dec. 28 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. The show is part of the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council’s solo artist series showcasing artists […]

Young racers compete in National Junior Olympics

Sterling White earns All America Standout

Seventeen athletes, ages 8 to 14, from the United Track and Cross Country club team based in Agoura Hills earned bids to race at USATF (U.S. Track and Field) Junior Olympics on Dec. 8 in Reno, Nev. The runners qualified after racing in November in Las Vegas, just days after all 17 athletes evacuated during the Woolsey fire. Sterling White […]

Judaysia offers haircut that can make hair thicker, fuller and healthier

COMMENTARY /// Hair treatment

Millions of women and men suffer from fine, thin, hair leaving their scalp to be visible and vulnerable to the sun. Women often experience a thin looking hairline, or a balding flat spot in the back of the crown. Hair that was once thought hopeless can now be cut to be thicker and fuller. Improper haircutting is one of the […]


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