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Ventura County academy provides leadership training

Applications are being accepted through May 24 for the upcoming cohort of the Ventura County Leadership Academy. New and emerging leaders who either live or work in Ventura County are encouraged to apply. The academy is a nonprofit that provides leadership training through an intensive program that delves into the critical issues facing Ventura County. Participants will meet for a […]

Taking strides to humanize the homeless



William Meyer sat atop a table by himself at an Oxnard homeless shelter. Clutched in his hand was a copy of Jonathan Kellerman’s novel “Compulsion.” Meyer, who is from Oregon, spoke in a clear, low voice, describing how the shelter on K Street became his home. Meyer made his way down to Ventura County last year when his sister, who […]

Golf tourney

Hockey Hall of Famer and “Voice of the Kings” announcer Bob Miller will serve as the host and keynote speaker for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s 46th annual Golf Classic on Mon., April 29 at the Saticoy Club in Somis. Dinner, along with live and silent auctions, will follow a day of play at the private, 18- […]

Calabasas salutes Earth Day

Books and brunch

Brandeis Conejo Valley chapter will host a Books and Brunch event Tues., May 14 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Thousand Oaks. The program will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a buffet brunch at 11:30 a.m. Best-selling author Lisa See will discuss her new book, “Island of the Sea Women,” which has been chosen as a […]

Spring Fling rings in Westlake

BRIEFS

Westlake library program on stopping bullying A program on Bullying Prevention for kids ages 5 to 17 and their caregivers will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., April 20 at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Attendees can learn about bullying and the tools to prevent it. The workshop will be presented by GET SAFE, an organization […]

Stopping to appreciate the holidays



Commuters through Oak Park are probably familiar with Steve Melago. He’s a crossing guard for Brookside Elementary School at the intersection of Kanan Road and Conifer Street, but drivers probably won’t recognize him unless he’s dressed up as Santa Claus, or wearing rabbit ears. Melago, a resident of Oak Park, has endeared himself to parents and students because of his […]

Girl Scouts earn Silver Awards

GLAMOR GALS—From left, Sarah Ekmekchyan, Sydney Weiss, Makayla MacLean and Mira Evans, all of Girl Scout Troop 2616, receive the Silver Award, the second highest honor in the organization. The girls hosted a nostalgic, Hollywood-themed prom at Meadowbrook Senior Center in Agoura Hills. The Scouts will be honored at a ceremony May 8 for the completion of their work, which […]

Botanic hike bursts with blossoms



In the mood for an easy hike with colorful flowers to spare? Check out the nature path at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden. A ¾-mile nature path wraps around the 33-acre garden, meandering through hillsides lush with California sunflowers, especially this spring. To help on sunny days, a portion of the trail follows along a shaded riparian corridor under a […]


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