Hope springs at summer retreat for young victims

Camp fosters resilience in 49 children

The Ventura County Family Justice Center recently hosted 49 children at its annual Camp Hope summer retreat. The goal, according to organizers, was to provide hope and foster resilience in childhood victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and physical and sexual abuse. The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office and the justice center have hosted an annual five-day summer camp in […]

Boys & Girls Clubs to honor supporters at annual gala

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will host the 21st annual Stand up for Kids Gala from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village. The event, which is open to the community, will have food, performances and words from the Youth of the Year. The gala will shine a spotlight […]

Li’l Dribblers basketball

Valley Jewish Community Center and Valley Stars Basketball Academy are partnering to offer Li’l Dribblers Basketball Academy for boys and girls ages 5 to 8 years old. The program will run for 12 sessions, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Mon., Sept. 11 through Nov. 27 in the A.E. Wright Middle School gymnasium, 4029 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Under the leadership […]

Family welcomes Eagle daughter

Back seat driver

A 5-star performance at Westlake’s TGIF

Stuffed toys send messages of love

Animals are made with lavender scent

Dozens of volunteers gathered at Ventura County Fire Department headquarters with a shared goal in mind: to package 1,000 lavender-filled Xander Friends toys for children in local foster care. “We all have a heart to serve,” said Fire Chief Dustin Gardner at the Aug. 3 event. “Partnering with an organization whose mission is to provide hope and peace to those […]

School reaches for the stars

STARS Academy, a kindergarten to secondary educational institution, has limited spots available for the 2023-24 school year at the West Hills campus. The schools offers programs designed to inspire, challenge and empower students of all ages while addressing their social emotional well-being, states a news release. Some of the highlights of STARS Academy include: •Comprehensive curriculum. The academy offers a […]

Lil’ Ranchers saddle up

Family-oriented Thanksgiving tradition returns

Race to support three nonprofits

The 2023 Five07 Turkey Day Dash will return at 7 a.m. Thurs., Nov. 23 at Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. To register, go to Early sign-up and family discounts are available. When COVID reared its ugly head, it put a pause on just about everything, including one of the Conejo Valley’s most popular running events. […]

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