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THURS., NOV. 7 Conejo Valley Woodworkers Assoc. 7 p.m. in cafeteria building, Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Project demo, tool raffle. For all skill levels. Phone: 805.229.1559. Email: president@cvwa.org. Web: cvwa.org. Business/Professional Women Of Conejo Valley 7 p.m. at Brent’s Deli, 2799 Townsgate Road, Westlake. Lalaine Braime, CPA, speaks on “Tax tips for year 2019.” RSVP […]

Halloween party turns up the volume



Working in an office can reduce holiday celebrations to a few interoffice games, some pizza and a half-day of work. But when that office is in the business of rock ’n’ roll, things have to get a little wild. Calabasas-based Yamaha Guitar Group takes its celebrations to another level, especially when it comes to Halloween. The company builds a variety […]

BRIEFS

Trips for the birds The Conejo Valley Audubon will offer the following events in November. Attendees are requested to bring binoculars or if a loaner is needed, contact the trip leader in advance. For more information, visit conejovalleyaudubon.org. Sun., Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. Sapwi Trails Community Park. Meet in the parking lot at Westlake Blvd. across from Rainfield Ave. […]

Nature of Wildworks celebrates 25 years

Topanga-based nonprofit raises awareness about wild animals


Boxer, an African serval, strutted through the crowd hissing— though he did not appear to object to the hands of people reaching out to touch his beautiful coat. The unique big cat was one of several animals that came to the Pacific Palisades home of Neil and Sue Kelley on Oct. 20 to raise awareness and funds for the Nature […]

One City One Book: ‘LIFE IS SHORT, DON’T WAIT TO DANCE’

Baha’i community celebrates 200th anniversary of founder’s birth

Local festivities take place at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel on Oct. 26


One of the tenets of the Baha’i faith is an independent search for truth. Followers of the faith must decide for themselves if they want to belong to the religion even after being born into a family that already practices it. The religion also places a strong emphasis on community— members come together every 19 days to share meals and […]

Fire prevention strategies take root



The Woolsey fire sparked numerous conversations about climate change and how human impact has increased the frequency of such devastating wildfires. While there are many ways people can start a wildfire, there are also ways to decrease the odds of that blaze spreading. Wildfires thrive on nonnative plants—species that dry out in the heat and the provide fuel that powers […]

Art imitates life for Calabasas resident and crime author

Book features wildfire ravaging the Santa Monica Mountains—before last year’s blaze


It’s said that life imitates art. Area residents who fled the Woolsey fire a year ago might find that to be true in the case of “Lost Hills,” a detective novel set in Calabasas. The book’s climax, which was written before the blaze swept through the Santa Monica Mountains, features a massive wildfire destroying the same mountains. Author and Calabasas […]

Halloween’s scary waste can be managed

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment


At Halloween, we confront our fears and have fun with spooky sights, but it is also a time of some scary amounts of waste. According to an article in Redbook by Kelly Marages and distributed through the main MSN.com login screen last week, Americans will spend about $3.8 billion on Halloween candy, $3.4 billion on costumes and $370 million “dressing […]

SQUIRREL OF THE MONTH

PUPPY PEEP SHOW—These two mesmerized pooches, owned by Jennifer Kirkman, keep a close eye on Sammy the squirrel, who frequents the family’s home on Brookfield Drive in Thousand Oaks. And Sammy’s not the only visitor. Other squirrels come calling as well. “They climb on our screen and chitter at us until we come out with nuts,” Kirkman said. That’s nuts, […]


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