Put your green thumb to work at Eco-Garden on Saturday

The city of Thousand Oaks will hosts its inaugural "Eco-Garden Gala" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sat., Oct. 5 in the Courtyard of the Oaks at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The event will feature numerous activities of interest to anyone—young or old, from passionate gardener to occasional weed-puller—who wishes to learn environmentally-wise […]

Tips offered for planting around native oak trees

Certified arborist and native plant horticulturist Tom Hayduk, will lead a discussion on "Planting Under and Around Native Oaks" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 10 during a tour of the oak woodland garden on the campus of Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Topics to be discussed include plant species compatible to grow under and around oak […]

Marketing major lands job here

Katie Binz, a recent graduate of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks with a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications, has joined Thousand Oaks-based OnRamp Communications Corp. as a public relations assistant. Her responsibilities will include media relations, PR project management and office management. OnRamp is a full service marketing communications firm specializing in high technology and business-to-business accounts. They’re at […]

OPUSD Board candidate wants more parental input

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer The race for the three open seats on the Oak Park Unified School District board of education is one that will be mostly decided by voting parents and at least one candidate thinks parents should have a stronger voice in how their children are educated outside the voting booth. "I don’t think the board […]

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Mystery novelist to discuss work

The event will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the author and the audience

Rochelle Krich, the bestselling author of the Jessie Drake series of mystery novels, will join Naomi Pfefferman Magid, arts and entertainment editor of the Jewish Journal, to discuss her latest novel, "Blues in the Night," at 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 16 at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. The discussion is part of "In Their Own Words: […]

Donors needed

The American Red Cross is in immediate need of volunteers to assist with blood drives in the Ventura, San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita areas. Volunteers assist the collection staff by greeting and registering donors, observing for confidentiality, handing out refreshments and monitoring donors for reactions. Training is provided, and no experience is necessary. For more information, please call MaryAnn […]

Couple to lead church youth ministries

United Methodist Church of Westlake Village has named Jason Roeder as its new full-time director of youth ministries. Roeder and his wife, Vangi, most recently served two and a half years as the junior high youth pastors at a Wisconsin church. They have three young sons. Roeder’s further experience includes working with youth as a transition specialist at Rawhide Boys […]

Teleconference at CLU in Thousand Oaks to highlight tax updates, law changes

California Lutheran University’s Office of Estate and Gift Planning and the Ventura County Community Foundation will host a satellite conference for professional financial advisors from noon to 2:15 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 10 in CLU’s Preus-Brandt Forum, on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The cost for the conference, which includes lunch, is $40. Attendees receive two hours […]

Bike rodeo event is Saturday

The city of Agoura Hills 13th annual Bike Rodeo enables children from ages 6 to 14 to find out if their bicycles are safe. A variety of activities are planned, including a stunt show at 1:40 p.m. The Bike Rodeo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sat., Oct. 5 at Yerba Buena Elementary School, 5844 Larboard Lane. […]

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