Park service says don’t feed animals

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has received reports of individuals who continue to leave food and water for wildlife on federal land as if it were a harmless or compassionate act—it is not. The inclination to help out is understandable. People care about the wildlife, and the animals have suffered from the stress of the fires. But the […]

School parents form fire relief fund

In the days immediately following the Woolsey fire, a group of parents in the Las Virgenes Unified School District founded Las Virgenes Fire Relief (LVFR), an organization that raises money and collects goods on behalf of district families whose homes were lost or severely damaged in the fire. Nearly 100 families with student and staff in the school district either […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 30: Cabaret night/black box/7 p.m. Dancing with the Star Chargers/ gym/7 p.m. Tues., Dec. 4: Senior panoramic picture info/gym/8:45 a.m. Celebrity concert/main stage/7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5: Blood drive/gym/7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 30: Pumpkin stress ball sales/homeroom and lunch Native American games rotations/ upper quad/noon Winter dance concert/PAEC/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. […]

Janss mall dresses up for holidays

Janss Marketplace will honor special traditions during the holiday season with free events at the shopping center, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit Santa’s Village will be open through Christmas Eve for photos with Santa, beginning at $17.95 for a keepsake print. Photos will be taken from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, […]

Services, nosh and poker

Temple Kol Tikvah will host the following special events and services in December at 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Free parking is available at the back of the synagogue on Del Moreno Drive. For more information or reservations, call (818) 348-0670 or go to Chanukah Community Celebration Fri., Dec. 7 with food and festivities for all ages as follows: […]

World of nativities helps the homeless

No Room at the Inn, a display of hundreds of nativities, be held this weekend at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. The show, in its 26th year, raises money for Ventura County homeless charities. The opening reception and silent auction will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 30. The reception will have refreshments, a free ornament […]

Westlake Village menorah lighting to honor firefigthers

Chabad of the Conejo will host its annual Chanukah at the Shoppes Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 3 at the shopping center, 30770 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village. The festival will include a special tribute to the local firefighters in recognition of the heroic work they did on behalf of the communities during the past weeks. “In the […]

Giving comfort to those who grieve

For Brooke Weger, the holiday season meant spending time with her friend Jake Dunham. The two had been close for eight years since they met through Dunham’s sister, Alexis. They would off-road in the desert, camp in Pismo Beach and hang out one Wednesday a month at Borderline Bar and Grill. A 23-year-old Moorpark College student studying to become a […]

Tree-lightful festival at mall

The Hospice of the Conejo Festival of Trees runs through Sun., Dec. 9 at The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, on the second floor in the outdoor shopping area. Dozens of decorated Christmas trees, designed by local businesses, service clubs and individuals, are on display. Guests can vote for a favorite tree and place a bid, as all trees […]

Food pantry is rolling along

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