Pumpkin DECORATING Contest

CUTE AND CLEVER—Above, all sorts of scary and funny pumpkins are entered in the pumpkin carving and decorating contest at Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills. Below, one clever entry depicts undersea characters from the “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” movies on a bed of coral—actually a pumpkin covered with pieces of candy corn.

Community walks to end Alzheimer’s

Westlake residents take to the streets to show their support

Las Virgenes school district recognizes top tier

The Las Virgenes Unified School District honored many students and community partners at this year’s State of Our Schools event. •Student leadership awards were presented to three students. Hauser Min, a sixth-grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School, was recognized for his school spirit and willingness to lend a helping hand in any situation. Sam Levy, a Calabasas High School student, […]

10 speakers, 10 minutes, unlimited potential

There’s a joke about how it’s best to be prepared for the future because it could be here as soon as next week. Given the pace of technological advancement these days, perhaps the punch line should be changed to “by tomorrow.” The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation, a regional think tank and nonprofit devoted to the present and future well-being of […]

Thanks, firefighters

B&G Club kids visit fire station

WARM WELCOME—Members of the Marley Boys & Girls Club, which meets at A.E. Wright Middle School and Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, recently visit Los Angeles County Fire Station 125 to learn what firefighters do to protect the community. Club members brought baked goods to thank the firefighters for their work during the summer blazes. From left are Samantha Banegas, Firefighter […]

Senior Concerns adds new board members

Senior Concerns of Thousand Oaks has named the following new members to its board of directors: Kara Buss, Marissa Buss, Peter Cappos, John Gress, Peter Sloan and Louie Valdez. Kara Buss is a real estate loan officer with Logix Federal Credit Union. She is also involved with the Thousand Oaks Rotary Club. Buss has been a resident of the Conejo […]

Tree-carving vandals attack defenseless oak

COMMENTARY /// The environment

As with many subjects, there’s a point of contention between individuals who hail graffiti as “street art” and those of us who are appalled and see this stuff as both a defilement and trespass. For example, Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s park rule no. 3-4.42 states “Graffiti is a crime.” The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s compilation of ordinances […]

Many bowls of hope to serve

Many Mansions will host its 17th annual Bowls of Hope fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 at Cal Lutheran University, 40 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Visitors will dine on gourmet soups, salads, breads and desserts donated by local restaurants and bakeries and served in bowls created by local community leaders that can be kept as […]

Learn mahjong

Mahjong lessons for beginners take place every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Attendees can learn strategy and how to play the game, and socializing and all levels of play are welcome. For more information, call Lorraine at (818) 419-9167

Following the steps of P-22

Annual trek covering cougar’s journey takes place over a five-day period

NATURE’ S WAY— At right, David Szymanski, superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, speaks before the start of the annual Following the Footsteps of P-22 trek on Oct. 23. Below, Beth Pratt of the Wildlife Federation leads the pack on a five-day, 50-mile hike using the approximate trail taken by famed Los Angeles cougar P-22, shown above, […]

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