Neighbors

Rotary Club goes to great heights

CONEJO CREW—Above, members of the Rotary Club of the Conejo Valley offer their painting and cleaning services at the Cancer Support Community headquarters on Jan. 19 in Thousand Oaks. Front row, from left are: Derick Isa, Valerie Rhaney, Jeff Blum, Jeff Shoenwald and Marty Kendig. Middle row: Michelle Kendig and Joe Weber. In back is Marc Sattler. At right, Derick […]

Debutantes have a ball at Charity League event

CELEBRATION—Above left, from left, Tiffany Ternan, Charlotte Moe, Tyler Duswalt, Blake Ternan, Casey Cusolito, Reilly Ternan, Anna Sziklai and Jaqui Sobel attend the 2018 National Charity League Inc. Conejo Valley Chapter’s 37th annual Debutante Ball. Above right, Reilly Ternan of Westlake Village leads the dancing. The event took place Nov. 23 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. During their six […]

Volunteer to help raptors, wildlife

Ojai center will have orientation Feb. 17

The Ojai Raptor Center, a nonprofit organization, rehabilitates and releases birds of prey and other wildlife, and provides educational programs to teach communities about wildlife and the environment. The center is 100 percent donation based. All rehabilitation and education efforts are almost entirely volunteer based. ORC is seeking new volunteers for the upcoming nesting season when the center receives the […]

LVMWD’s Pure Water Project on the move



It’s commonly known that local communities rely on water imported from the north, but part of the supply that travels hundreds of miles to get here often winds up going down the drain. Now, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is working to put the area’s recycled wastewater back to work. LVMWD and its partner agency, Triunfo Sanitation District, have […]

Chamber rewards community spirit

Organization honors citizens, welcomes new members


During his 24 years with the City of Calabasas, Jeff Rubin has worked hard to develop and maintain the local parks and open spaces. So it’s no surprise that the city’s community services director was named the 2019 recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Calabasas Award. The honor is given in memory of Bill Van Gieson for his […]

Calabasas grad gets the big scoops



Elizabeth Wagmeister is an expert at moving across the country. In the last six years the Calabasas High School graduate has moved between California and New York three times. It goes with the job. Wagmeister, 28, is a journalist. She writes for Variety magazine and is a co-host of Page Six TV, a nationally-syndicated celebrity news show based on the […]

Catch the wave at fluid art demonstration

The Westlake Village Art Guild will host a dinner and meeting on Tues., Feb. 5 at Los Robles Greens, west banquet room, 299 S. Moorpark, Thousand Oaks. Check-in will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner and the program. Painter Pamela Fong will give an art demonstration on acrylic fluid art. Fong has been painting for over 50 […]

Talk about being a speaker

Ester Benjamin Shifren will present “How to be a Winning Speaker” at the monthly meeting of the San Fernando Valley branch of the California Writers Club at 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2 in the Saban community room on the Motion Picture and TV Fund campus, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. Shifren is the author of the historical memoir, “Hiding in […]

Creative and destructive forces of fire are part of Chumash culture

Indian museum grounds, trademark village ravaged by Woolsey blaze


For years, the highlight of field trips to the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks was a short hike from the museum to a small replica village featuring ’aps (dome-shaped shelters) under a canopy of oak branches. But the Woolsey fire ravaged the grounds behind the Chumash Indian Museum in November, reducing the beloved trademark village to its rebar frames […]

Fox News host pulls no punches on Trump, Putin and politics



Chris Wallace, acclaimed journalist and host of Fox News Sunday, might have had a career in comedy had it not been for his commitment to truth and balance in the media. The 71-year-old Wallace appeared as a Distinguished Speaker Jan. 15 in the ongoing series at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center. As rain fell outdoors, the son of media icon […]


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