Book teaches kids the Anne Frank story

Inspiration for a children’s book about the Holocaust struck Steven Jay Rubin more than 20 years ago while he was shaving with the 1959 film “The Diary of Anne Frank” playing in the background. In one scene of the film, Anne Frank and her friend Peter van Daan chase van Daan’s cat, Mouschi, around the attic. “It suddenly dawned on […]

Scouts fill Ventura County food banks

As a result of the Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America’s annual Scouting for Food drive on Feb. 23, over 850 Scouts, boys and girls ages 5 to 21, and 300 volunteers had dropped off and picked up bags and fliers that requested nonperishable food items to fill the county’s food banks. The Scouting for Food campaign, started in […]

Caregivers matter

Senior Concerns will host Caregivers Matter… Conejo Cares program and luncheon honoring family caregivers of aging loved ones, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fri., March 15 at Los Robles Greens, 209 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. At the free event, family caregivers can share their stories, renew their spirit and relieve stress from the challenges of caregiving. An opening segment […]

Chamber has a fab-ulous time

At the library

The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs at 200 Civic Center Way. For more information, visit or call (818) 225-7616. Thurs., March 7 and 21 at noon, Yoga and You. Bring a yoga mat/large towel. Thurs., March 14 at 6 p.m., the 2nd Thursday book club for adults will discuss “Emma” by Jane Austen. Odile Yerevanian of […]


Pioneering women In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, several Dining for Women chapters will gather that Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lundring Events Center at Cal Lutheran University, 3405 Mountclef Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided. A televised panel discussion titled “Women as Agents of Change” […]

Action-packed summer at youth clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has opened registration for its Summer Camp for kids ages 5 to 17. Early-bird camp rates are available through April 30. Camp sessions will run June 10 through Aug. 16 at Boys & Girls clubs throughout the Conejo Valley. Camp options include the following. Camp Extreme, offered at four clubs, includes […]

Club makes big impact on local charities

Impact Club Conejo Valley will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 26 at North Ranch Community Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. All interested persons may attend. Jay and Michelle Lieberman launched the Impact Club about two years ago. The member-based group donates to charitable causes in Conejo Valley communities. Impact Club lets philanthropic donors pool their […]

Calabasas teen an award-winning filmmaker

Fun hobby has become his passion

It’s said that the trick to enjoying work is loving what you do. For Benjamin Steinberg, 19, that’s making movies. What started as a fun hobby for the Calabasas native has begun taking him places. His 14-minute film “The Existential Crisis of Maxwell Anderson” has been making the rounds at short film festivals around the country and has even won […]

Local mother inspires others after two near-death experiences

Woman overcame cancer, and a bullet to the head

Despite her peaceful demeanor, Liane Olin knows how to battle. She’s learned the hard way. The 49-year-old mother of three was driving with her family on the 405 Freeway in 2017 when she was struck in the head by a random bullet. The shot entered the windshield on the driver’s side, hit Olin over the right eye and continued through […]

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