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Animal-shelter pets like toys, too

Donation suggestions to help the critters


Some of the most sought-after items for local animal shelters, as well as the nearest zoo, can be found in your child’s playroom. “Very hard balls or plastic blocks, like those toddler toys that Fisher Price makes, are good for the monkeys and for the birds,” said Mara Rodriguez, an operations instructional technician with America’s Teaching Zoo on the Moorpark […]

Birds are really ‘tweet

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society and Conejo Valley Botanic Garden will offer a series to help beginners learn to identify local bird species and introduce them to nearby birding locations. The first class on Sat., March 7 will run from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Botanic Garden, 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Follow signs to the Kids’ Adventure […]

Tuning up for this year’s B&G Clubs Superstars celebration at Agoura High

Youth of the Year awards announced; volunteers honored

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will recognize youth for their outstanding achievements during the 17th annual Superstars of the Year Celebration Sun., March 22 at the Performing Arts Education Center at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Drive Ave. The event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and the […]

Tiny sea creatures dive into local theater

Immersive concert will take place March 21

A fully immersive concert experience, “Baby Shark Live!” will make a splash at the Fred Kavli Theatre at 2 p.m. Sat., March 21 at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The fall tour leg of the show began in Spartanburg, S.C., and has sold out performances across the country during the six-week run that was seen by nearly 100,000 […]

Seniors find love… again

Belmont Village Senior Living residents celebrate lasting relationships

New Conejo childhood education center in full swing

A Super Saturday for recycling, sustainability

Oak Park Unified School District will hold its eighth annual Super Saturday event, a recycling drive and a sustainability fair on Sat., Feb. 22 on the Oak Park High School campus, 899 N. Kanan Road. Recycling will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special feature this […]

Buy a ticket to the musical ‘Rent’

Agoura High School will perform the musical Jonathon Larson’s “Rent” from Wed. to Sat., Feb. 26 to 29 at its Performing Arts and Education Center’s main stage, 28545 W. Driver Ave. This school edition of the musical will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday plus there will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sat., Feb. 29. In […]

Don’t wait to switch out those LED bulbs

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the Environment


For those who are waiting until their incandescent light bulbs burn out before switching to LED bulbs, experts agree—from both a financial and an environmental perspective—it makes sense to throw those perfectly working bulbs in the trash and replace them with LEDs. Severin Borenstien, a professor at the Haas School of Business, in his online Berkeley Blog, uses people’s unwillingness […]


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