Y’s final fundraising push

The Yarrow Family YMCA in Westlake Village intends to open this spring, but the organization says it is still $475,000 away from reaching its $12-million fundraising goal needed to complete the construction of the 60,000-square-foot building at 31105 Thousand Oaks Blvd. “We’re so close,” says Ronnie Stone, Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s CEO. “We’re hoping donors, large and small, will generously […]

Council member receives Cal Fire Award

Calabasas City Councilmember Mary Sue Maurer recently received the 2018 Director’s Award for Partnership from Cal Fire in honor of her exceptional work as part of the Ventura Training Center Working Group. Maurer was involved with an interagency effort between Cal Fire, the California Conservation Corps (CCC), and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to put inmates trained to […]

When 70 is the new 40

15th annual Senior Congress teaches attendees how to plan for their future

Senior citizens are the fastest growing population in the country, and the issues involved with growing old can be complex and challenging. How to perform proper estate planning, for example, might leave some seniors at a loss. For the past 15 years, the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation has been helping to guide older citizens in their golden years. CLVFF, a […]

Volunteers count homeless

Some 400 volunteers fanned out across the community recently as part of the 2019 Ventura County Point-In-Time Homeless Count. The Ventura County Continuum of Care joined with United Way of Ventura County and many other community organizations to conduct the annual count and individual surveys, a requirement to receive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding. Volunteer teams spread […]

Mayflower clan gathers

Speaker to discuss Rose Parade float

The Society of Mayflower Descendants, Rancho Conejo Colony, will meet on Sat., Feb. 23 in the Los Robles Greens east ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Members, prospective members and friends are invited. Social time will take place at 10:30 a.m., the meeting at 11 a.m., and then lunch, which will include a choice of grilled tri-tip or blackened […]

Right on for Ride On’s Trailfest

Families meet therapy horses

Hometown hero many things to many people

Shooting victim’s family, friends will always miss him

Early last fall the Meek family decided they’d celebrate a cowboy-themed Christmas come December. Laura Lynn and Roger Meek bought their two grown kids their own cast-iron skillets, country cookbooks and matching denim aprons complete with leather trim. For 23-year-old Justin, they also bought a black Stetson to replace his trademark felt cowboy hat. But his mom returned the Stetson […]

Benefit helping single mom with cancer

A one-night fundraising event, Share the Love for Denise Sheaks Burke, will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 at NABU Wines, 2649 Townsgate Road, Ste. 200, Westlake Village. The event will have wine tasting, food, a silent auction and music. Burke donated many hours to enrich the lives of others, especially within the Girl Scout community. […]

Shop, bid, mix and mingle

Charity League’s Day of Giving

The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League Inc. will host its Day of Giving event on Sat. and Sun., March 2 and 3 at La Reina High School, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will start on Saturday with a boutique featuring over 20 vendors. In addition, there will be a silent auction and VIP cocktail party […]

Girl Scouts use food to give thanks

MEALS ON WHEELS—Ninth-graders Hannah Fishman, Anna Hiskey and Alexandra Lynn (center) of Girl Scout Troop 7836 of Agoura Hills recently deliver dinner and breakfast to the firefighters of L.A. County Fire Station 71 in Malibu. As part of a post-Woosley fire thank you, the Girl Scouts-Las Virgenes Service Unit organized Meal Trail. The girls prepared the dishes, then took the […]

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