Cancer Support Community ready to paint the town pink

HOPE AND SUPPORT—The Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual Paint the Town Pink fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2 in the J.C. Penny courtyard at The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The $45 ticket includes food, drink, auction and vendor items. The event also features […]

Hospital raising awareness at breast cancer event

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Adventist Health Simi Valley invites the public to Pampered in Pink from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10 at the Nancy Reagan Breast Center, 2750 N. Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. The free, pink-inspired evening aims to increase awareness about breast cancer, celebrate survivors and remember loved ones. The event will include tours of […]

Pet of the week

PUPPY LOVE—This sweet duo relies on each other for play and affection. They are bonded and should be adopted together. Meet Gizmo and Ewok, ID No. A5205326 and A5205328, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may be already adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.

‘Wishtree’ is deeply rooted in the Oak Park community

Trees may be the strong and silent type, but they all have stories to tell—if you’re wise enough to listen. That’s ones of the messages in “Wishtree,” the fanciful novel that will be the subject of Oak Park Unified School District’s Community Book Talk on Mon., Oct. 1. The book—written by Katherine Applegate, the Newbery Medal-winning author of “The One […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Sept. 28: Homecoming pep rally/gym/10:05 a.m. Sat., Sept. 29: Homecoming dance/gym/7 to 11 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 4: Club rush/main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Sept. 28: Karaoke night/ multipurpose room Sat. and Sun., Sept. 29 and 30: Practice ACT boot camp/8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 1: Dance team parent meeting/library/6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. […]

Pet of the week

PAWFECT PET—Eager to say hello, Pockets is friendly with children, small dogs and other cats. Meet Pockets at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center at 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check for Pockets, ID No. 5211954, at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control website at before visiting the shelter.

Use plants to attract birds and butterflies

Audubon will award funding

Conejo Valley Audubon is offering $200 worth of California native plants and design advice from local gardening experts for homeowners to convert their lawn or an unlandscaped area of their yard to a native plant habitat. Native habitats attract birds and butterflies. The society has offered the program over the past several years. Recipients claim they have observed over 22 […]

Junior Girl Scouts earn Bronze Awards

JOB WELL DONE—Nine Junior Girl Scouts from Agoura Hills Troop 6006 earn their Bronze Awards, the highest honor for Girl Scouts their age. The girls donated time, money and hard work to benefit the Shelter of Hope Pet Shop, a nonprofit volunteer-based pet shop that showcases shelter animals available for in-store adoption in Thousand Oaks. The girls are shown here […]

Harvest festival at Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms will start its 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival Sat. and Sun., Sept. 29 and 30 with the first of five themed weekends. The Friends of the Farm Weekend will celebrate first responders. Proceeds from the weekend’s gate will help benefit the Ventura County Sheriff’s Explorers Program, Search and Rescue Groups, K-9 Unit, Air Unit, Volunteers in Policing, […]

Hope and light

SAGE Publishing will present its the fifth annual Hope and Light benefit at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 at Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Philanthropic community members and business professionals will honor community leaders who have partnered with Interface to keep vulnerable children and families safe. Event proceeds will sustain programs that heal and protect at-risk […]

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