Neighbors

Westlake rolls out stellar July 4

RESIDENTS CELEBRATE—Above and at right, residents take part in the 49th annual Fourth of July parade in Westlake Village as they walk and bike down Agoura Road. At right, 13-year-old Madison Wheelock hops aboard her decorated bicycle. In addition to the parade, the day’s festivities included a pancake breakfast by Boy Scout Troop 752 and a flag retirement ceremony by […]

Free clinic adds more legal services

The Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks has expanded the weekly schedule for its 41-year Legal Clinic program, including new areas of the law for people needing advice and guidance. Free of charge, the nonprofit program provides over 50 legal clinics annually for low-income people in family, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, trusts and estates and criminal law. New services were recently launched […]

BRIEFS

Take time for tea The Woodland Hills Woman’s Club will host its annual Summertime Tea fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 4 at St. Bernadine’s Parish Hall, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. Tea sandwiches, scones, desserts and teas will be served. The event will also have entertainment, a silent auction and vendors for shopping. Proceeds will support […]

At The Library

The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs and events in July at 200 Civic Center Way. Thurs., July 12 at noon, Paula Fortunato will discuss essential oils and their benefits. Thurs., July 12 at 6 p.m., the Second Thursday Book Club for adults will meet. For details, call Caroline Russom or email crussom@calabasaslibrary.org. Fri., July 13 at 11 […]

The wheel deal for bikers

Second annual road-bike competition takes to the streets this weekend

Road-bicycle racing returns to the streets of Thousand Oaks this weekend with the second annual appearance by the 805 Criterium Series. The 805 Thousand Oaks Grand Prix will take place Sat. and Sun., July 7 and 8 in the Rancho Conejo industrial area of Newbury Park. Professionals will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. In addition to pro and amateur […]

Local strawberry fields are forever

Convectional Wisdom

I was passing through Somis on my way home from Camarillo the other day when I finally got the chance to stop at the Underwood Family Farms market. I’d driven by that market—at 5696 E. Los Angeles Ave., right where the 118 and 34 highways meet—probably a hundred times, almost always in a rush to and from various appointments. But […]

New diaper bank to serve families in need

Conejo Community Outreach, a local volunteer led nonprofit, has launched a community diaper bank, a free resource that will serve residents of the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. The diaper bank is funded by financial contributions and stocked with donated diapers and wipes available for free to families in need. “I was shocked to learn that there is truly no […]

Hard to get housing for homeless vets

Stereotyping and stigmas can make it a difficult task


In my introductory column, Mikey Simpson—a 57-year-old Camarillo veteran who’s been homeless for three years—told me he preferred to live outdoors because of his background as an Army infantryman. But while I drove him to appointments at various VA medical centers, Simpson made it clear to me he wanted to receive a HUD-VASH voucher (HUD: Housing and Urban Development, VASH: […]

Safety first this summer at state parks

California State Parks wants visitors to enjoy their time by keeping their loved ones safe. About 10 people die from unintentional drownings every day, but this can be prevented by learning water safety as well as following these tips: Wear a life jacket that is U.S. Coast Guard-approved and fits properly. Know your limits. Swimming in a lake, ocean or […]

Using the power of yoga in recovery

Yoga For Recovery, a new, all-levels yoga class, will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday beginning July 10 at New Hope Lutheran Church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The class will begin with 50 minutes of Vinyasa-style yoga and end with 10 minutes of voluntary participation (sharing). Organizers say the class will bring the healing benefits of […]


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