Pair of Westlake fires keep local residents on edge

Newbury Park residents Jim Greer and his son Mitch are part of a family that’s been fighting fires for three generations. Greer, who has 25 years of experience as a reserve with the Ventura County Fire Department, was watching the July 6 blaze as it devoured brush on a rocky hillside near Lake Sherwood. The flames were moving quickly downhill […]

School district receives special flag

PROUD MOM-Before Betty Breneman retired from the Las Virgenes Unified School District, she rallied fellow employees to send gift baskets to her son, Maj. Tom Breneman Jr., and his squadron in Iraq. In appreciation, Breneman flew a new flag aboard a U.S. Marine Corps CH-CH53E helicopter over Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and sent it overseas to […]


Oak Park sharpshooter Ben Howard was named to the TriValley League’s second team in boys’ golf. Howard’s average score this season was 80.2, the second-lowest total on the Eagle varsity team. His name was left off the original second-team list.

Future leaders invited to class

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Community Foundation invites local leaders to attend the organization’s premier nine-month Leadership Conejo program. The program has been created to identify and promote skills as a current or future leader, enhance the participant’s knowledge of the Conejo Valley and expand involvement in community affairs. The program begins Fri., Sept. 15 and concludes in May 2007.Classes are […]

A close call

Fire season is back-and the smell of smoke in the air and the sound of helicopters drumming overhead. When there’s a blaze, the layer of ash that falls on your car isn’t the end of the world, but a signal that things could get bad. Fire season must be taken seriously. People have paid for their nonchalance with injury and […]

Charming One Story

This is a charming onestory house on a large flat lot. The backyard has lush landscaping. This house has newer AC/heat, newer electrical, newer copper plumbing, newer paint and smooth ceilings on the interior, newer exterior paint plus new kitchen and eating area flooring. It’s ready to move in. For more information on this property listed at $859,900, call Fern […]

Calabasas Inn could be on the way out

The Calabasas City Council and Planning Commission last week discussed the razing and redevelopment of the Calabasas Inn. The nearly 4 0 y e a ro l d banquet facility sits on a 5.43acre parcel of land at 23500 Park Sorrento Drive near Calabasas Lake. It has been used for weddings and other events, but in March, Calabasas-based D2 Development […]

Exotic tea can be good for many maladies

Tea lovers rejoice. At The Healing Tree Apothecary and Tea Bar in Thousand Oaks, tea in every flavor, strength and blend is available in a cozy atmosphere oozing with Eastern flair and serenity. The shop, owned by Lenny Lam, offers more than soothing teas, tasty tonics and full-flavored smoothies with blends from China, India, South America and other distant lands. […]

Cal Lutheran hires Maple as SID

Tracy Maple has joined California Lutheran University’s team as sports information director. She comes to CLU from Whittier College, where she served in the same role, overseeing the reporting and media relations for 21 athletic teams in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). Maple received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sports management from Whittier College […]

El Camino Real Class of ’76 to host reunion

The El Camino Real High School Class of 1976 will host its 30th-year reunion the weekend of July 28 through 30. All classmates are invited to attend. An informal get-together will be at 4 p.m. Fri., July 28. The reunion gala will be at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Air Force One Pavilion in Simi Valley on Sat., July 29. […]

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