Hybrids can soon use diamond lanes

State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) has announced that AB-2628, a bill allowing single-occupant hybrid vehicles to use carpool lanes, has been signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I am thrilled that AB-2628 is now law," Pavley said. "This bill is great for Californians. It eases our commutes, saves us money at the pump, reduces our dependency on foreign […]

Avocado Festival in Carpinteria this weekend

More than 60 crafters will line
the downtown marketplace with a showcase of handmade wares

More than 60 crafters will line the downtown marketplace with a showcase of handmade wares The avocado, a major Carpinteria Valley crop and a staple of California culture, gets its own tribute at the annual California Avocado Festival. For the 18th year, the seaside community of Carpinteria welcomes the festival to its location on downtown Linden Avenue Fri., Sat. and […]

Kanan Antique Mart to host grand opening this weekend

Kanan Antique Mart to host grand opening this weekend Kanan Antique Mart, a new high-end antique collective at 29130 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills (formerly the site of the Las Virgenes Library), will celebrate its grand opening by hosting an Antique Appraisal Faire and Fine Art Show on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 2 and 3. The event will offer antique and […]

Conventional delivery safer, easier for moms, babies

If you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you may be contemplating what kind of birth your baby will have. As you learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery, you will see that there are many options, especially if you are a healthy woman who doesn’t need special care for medical conditions. Historically, women expected to give birth vaginally unless a […]


These auto tips can keep your children safe

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more children are killed as passengers in car accidents than by any other type of injury. Many of these deaths and injuries can be avoided with the proper use of child safety seats and seat belts. While 97 percent of parents believe they install and use child safety seats properly, NHTSA […]

In the end, Kerry lacks substance

I am sick and tired of the negative slant politics takes each election. The attempts to sway opinion with age-old accusations of what one candidate did or didn’t do decades ago is fine for those that are ill-informed, but those of us that know what’s going on need to know what the next four years hold for us as a […]

Election forum to be presented in Oak Park

Election forum to be presented in Oak Park The Community Foundation for Oak Park will host an Election Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 6 in Room G-9, Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Residents can meet the candidates for the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education, and […]

Lost Hills deputies to offer teen safety seminar

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department in conjunction with the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department will present a free teen safety seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 6 at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas Hills. The seminar will include discussion on party hazards, dating dangers, drug trends, recognition and prevention. The second part of the […]

Special Olympics offers holiday cards, art by autistic youth

Ventura County Special Olympics (VCSO) will be selling its inaugural edition of holiday cards produced from artwork by Michael Bluechel, an exceptionally talented young man and Special Olympics athlete. To help introduce the cards, VCSO and the Village Visitor Center and Gallery will host an artist signing from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 2, in the courtyard at […]