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Jews gather to observe Day of Atonement

The Chabad of the Conejo will observe Yom Kippur, beginning with the Kol Nidre service at 6:45 p.m. Tues., Sept. 18. Over 3,500 participants are expected. Services will continue at 9:30 a.m. Wed., Sept. 19. The Yizkor memorial service will be at noon. Worship continues with the Neilah at 5:45 p.m. The Yom Kippur fast will end at 7:30 p.m. […]

Welcoming the New Year

Picnic and prayer at the park

Unity of the Oaks will celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer today at 5 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13 at the Conejo Creek North Park lakeside, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Attendees can bring a picnic or purchase snacks from food vendors selling tacos and vegan bowls. The event will have bubbles for children and a special gift for […]

Students pack for Washington, D.C. trip

Registration has begun for the 42nd annual spring vacation student tour to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg. The trip is open to local eighthgrade students and will take place during spring break 2019. The non-school activity is led by local teachers and has involved more than 17,500 students including a second generation of participants whose parents who traveled when they were […]

Laughter is the best medicine

GROUP THERAPY— Above, a group of friends board a van and head over to the Hillcrest Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks for a night of comedy after dinner and drinks at the Westlake Village home of Richard and Day Harrison. Front row, from left are: Day Harrison, Joan Edell,. Ann Nelson, Susan Praver, and Linda and Alan Cohen. Back […]

Onward and upward

ROCK SOLID—Sophie Wormser, left and Sadie Wormser, both members of the Bay Laurel Boys & Girls Club, scale a rock climbing wall during a recent carnival at Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas. For information about the club, call (818) 706-0905 or go to bgcconejo.org.

Westlake Girl Scout earns highest honor

Ashlyn Wolfe of Girl Scout Troop 60578 in Westlake Village recently received her Gold Award, the highest honor one can achieve in Girl Scouts. For the 18-year-old’s Gold Award project, she built a rabbit adoption and education cottage for the Camarillo Animal Shelter. The cottage is designed to not only increase rabbit adoptions at the shelter, but educate the public […]

Local stamp lovers learn to stick together

Thousands of free stamps, along with games, swag bags, door prizes and information about stamp collecting will be available at the 20th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood, Ventura. The event is sponsored by the Ventura County Philatelic Society and the Anacapa Middle School Stamp […]

‘Help me, I’m lost’



There are many ways pets get away from us: open gate, open front door, leash comes loose. Before you lose a pet, here are some steps to take that will help you get that pet back. Get your dog or cat microchipped. It’s how the vet’s office or animal shelter will know how to find you. Be sure to keep […]

Pet of the Week

HIGH ENERGY—Young Morton has an engaging personality. He is playful and participates in doggie playgroups. Meet Morton, ID No. 5195705, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.


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