The Calabasas Library offers appointments to pickup items. Call the library at (818) 225- 7616 and contact the circulation department or go to the website for more information. The library will be closed for appointment pickups on Veterans Day, Wed. Nov. 11, and for the Thanksgiving holiday Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 26 and 27. New story times are posted […]

Father and son make a 1,050-mile motorcycle trip in less than one day

Saddle sore and tired, but happy

Corey Nordal and his son Colin are mega motorcycle enthusiasts. One day last month the pair hopped on their bikes and rode 1,050 miles in less than 24 hours, traveling from San Diego to Sacramento to Simi Valley. All that sitting paid off. Father and son are now sitting pretty as new, full-fledged members of the Iron Butt Association, a […]


Old-fashioned trick-or-treating The Stagecoach Inn Museum will host a Trick or Treat event on Halloween from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 31 at the museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The event will have old-fashioned trick or treating and Halloween stories told by the inn’s resident witch. Guests can collect candy and other treats from the one-room […]

Well-rounded fun in ‘Flat Stanley’

Musical is based on popular book series

He’s flat, he’s fun and he’s coming to Conejo Players Theatre next month. The Thousand Oaks theater company is presenting virtual performances of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley—Online Edition” at 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 8, via Zoom. The book is by Timothy Allen McDonald with music and lyrics by […]

Keeping pets safe for Halloween

Halloween can be a frightening and confusing time for animals and, without the proper precautions, it could turn into a nightmare. Here are some things to remember: Keep candy far from pets, and educate children about the dangers of feeding candy to pets. If an animal is suspected of getting into the candy bowl, contact a veterinarian immediately. Do not […]

Walking for Alzheimer’s awareness

While Halloween usually brings families outside to trick-or-treat, this Saturday will bring individuals and families outside for the Westlake Village Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Over 100 participants will walk throughout the Conejo Valley in small groups in the fight to end Alzheimer’s on Sat., Oct. 31. Ronda Wilkin, administrator of Silverado Thousand Oaks, will participate in the walk for the […]

Plant in the fall for colorful spring display

Use early blooming bulbs for bright landscapes

It’s time to think spring. Fall is the time to plant tulips, daffodils, crocus and other spring flowering bulbs. Use these early bloomers to welcome spring to your landscape. You’ll appreciate the color and cheery blooms after another long winter passes. Extend your enjoyment by including early blooming bulbs like snowdrops, squills and winter aconites. Add early-, mid- or late-spring […]

Halloween at Home

First Neighborhood in Westlake slays it

SPOOKTACULAR!—Maybe it’s the pandemic, maybe not, but residents seem to have gone all out this year in decorating their homes for Halloween. We found the most “ boo- tiful” decorations in the First Neighborhood community of Westlake Village. This is one creative crew. Nice going!

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