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Malibu Creek docent training

Docent training for Malibu Creek State Park will begin Sun. Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for six weekends ending Sat., Nov. 10 at the park. The Malibu Creek Docents association is a nonprofit volunteer group serving as the park’s teachers and tour guides who help park visitors with information; staff the visitor center; conduct nature hikes; guide […]

Journalists talk shop at CLU breakfast



Local journalists convened at the Reagan Library Sept. 14 to set the record straight about how they gather news and to respond to critics who claim the news media can’t be trusted. Representing radio, newspaper and television, four journalists served as panelists for Cal Lutheran University’s Corporate Leaders Breakfast, a regular gathering of local leaders from a variety of fields. […]

Dirty deeds getting done dirt cheap



It’s easy to pick up a piece of trash on the sidewalk and dispose of it, but protecting the environment needs more than just the occasional gesture. And if everyone pitches in, a seemingly impossible task can be completed in a few hours. On Sept. 15, more than 150 people came out to help pick up the trash that had […]

Coed basketball

The Triunfo YMCA will host a fall 3-on-3 coed basketball pickup league with weekly games starting Sun., Sept. 23. Registration is underway, and participants will be placed in divisions based on grade level (fifth and sixth grades/seventh and eighth grades). Teams will have three players on the court for 10-minute, half-court, refereed games with one substitute allowed. Opponents will be […]

Get a taste of Dream Cuisine festival

The ninth annual Simi Valley Dream Cuisine event will take place from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14 at St. Rose of Lima School, 1305 Royal Ave., Simi. The festival will feature gourmet foods from 50 restaurants in Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and San Fernando Valley, as well as fine wine from California wineries, beer from breweries and […]

BRIEFS

Armenian night The Ladies’ Society of Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County will hold a Mezze Night at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Sept 22 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1 Church Road, Thousand Oaks. Mezze is an array of Armenian appetizers followed by a family-style dinner including luleh and chicken shish kebab. The event will include a silent auction and […]

Help clean the creek, clear crayfish

Volunteers needed on Saturday


Cleaning is a never-ending frustration but a necessary one, especially when it’s maintaining the environment. On Sept. 15, locals can volunteer to help preserve Medea Creek by pulling on gloves and a wide-brimmed hat and picking up trash. The event is sponsored by the City of Agoura Hills and the office of state Sen. Henry Stern. Volunteers will meet at […]

Be the star in your own local hike

SERIES /// A Trail Less Traveled


Lights, camera, hike. In 1923, Paramount Pictures leased 2,700 acres of Rancho Las Virgenes for use as an outdoor movie set in the Santa Monica Mountains. The studio purchased the ranch four years later, and stars including Gary Cooper, John Wayne and Lucille Ball filmed at the site outside Agoura Hills. Western movie fan William Hertz bought a portion of […]

BRIEFS

Free programs at the Platt Library The Friends of Platt Library will sponsor the following free programs at the library at 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Reservations are not needed. James Domine, founder, music director and conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, will speak at 1:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6. He will present a program on the music […]

Conejo Valley fest will share its pride

Inaugural event will be Sept. 22


The motto of the first-ever Conejo Valley Pride Festival is “creating community through visibility,” and in Thousand Oaks, it doesn’t get much more visible than the Civic Arts Plaza. That’s why organizers chose the 3-acre Mary and Richard Carpenter Plaza Park in front of City Hall on Thousand Oaks Boulevard as the site of their inaugural event on Sept. 22. […]


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