‘Unreality’ to be Sunday’s Bible lesson

"Unreality" is the subject of the Bible lesson-sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Oct. 7 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from II Samuel 22:29. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Wednesday testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Child care is provided both […]

Patriotism, integrity prevail at local business

Last weekend while having my car serviced at Pep Boys, I had some time to kill and went for a walk on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. As I walked, I was contemplating the tragedies of the week and came upon a T-shirt shop, Eastwind Screenprinting. In the window were T-shirts with the American flag on them. As actual flags are near […]

Stagecoach gets a grant

Stagecoach Inn Museum of Newbury Park has received a $5,000 Heritage Fund grant to assist in the production of a third grade textbook for use by children and their teachers in the Conejo Valley. The book will describe geographical features, artifacts left by native peoples and explorers, and stories of early families and their combined contributions reflecting local history, which […]

Her new passion is children’s books

Long-time Agoura Hills resident Darlene Ballman is celebrating families this month with the printing of her educational books for toddlers. She is preparing to nationally market her work, a series of three educational, reusable, wipe-clean coloring books that teach sequential early development skills. As the former owner of a childcare center called "Dial Darlene" that operated in the 1980s and […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week starts this Sun., Oct. 7

Mental Illness Awareness Week starts this Sun., Oct. 7 In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 7 to 13), a candlelight vigil and walk will be held at 6:45 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road (at Moorpark Road), Thousand Oaks. The goal of the event is to increase public awareness, participate […]

Westlake’s Contos: A thinking man’s standout running back

Acorn Sports Writer

Jonathan Contos ran for 1,253 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior running back at Westlake High School. In all-purpose yards he accumulated 1,917 yards. But those weren’t Contos’ most impressive stats last year. His 800 and 1470 SAT scores and 4.4 GPA—those numbers stand out the most. Now a senior leader, expected to run for 100-plus yards each game […]

Los Robles Master Chorale opens season

Los Robles Master Chorale will open its 24th season with "Resplendent Rutter," a performance featuring John Rutter’s "Requiem," at 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6 at the Performing Arts Center, Moorpark College and at 4 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7 at Ascension Lutheran Church, Thousand Oaks. The concert also features other secular and sacred music by England’s pre-eminent contemporary composer. The chorale […]

LVUSD teacher likes Rippe in the election for board of education

Bicky Rippe, one of the strongest supporters of our students and teachers, has decided to run for the Las Virgenes Board of Education. Having worked with both students and teachers, Mrs. Rippe, a former teacher herself, is an outstanding candidate as she has seen firsthand and understands the strengths and weaknesses of our district. Her primary focus is what is […]

California’s victims get help

Ventura County District Attorney Michael D. Bradbury has announced that Gov. Gray Davis has signed Senate Bill 551 that will provide benefits for eligible victims and their families who suffered losses as a result of the Sept. 11 national disaster. The District Attorney’s Crime Victims’ Assistance Program has been authorized to assist victims and their families. Benefits available to victims […]

Assistance League installs new board members

Assistance League of Conejo Valley (ALCV) recently installed its 2001-2002 board of directors. Jojean Bartos will serve as president. Other officers include Karyl Shaw, vice president-membership; Betty Burke, vice president-philanthropy; Amber Buckman, vice president-fundraising; recording secretary, Sharon Casestecker; corresponding secretary, Judy Doane; treasurer, LaVerne Hutchison; education, Judy Robertson; and Mary Ures, public relations. Their philanthropic projects evolve around the school […]

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