Israel-Lebanon war hits close to home

'We pray every day,' one man says

The recent bombings between Israel and Hezbollah militants gave rise to questions about which side is to blame and how the crisis might be resolved. One continent and an ocean away, members of the Jewish and Islamic faiths in the Conejo Valley and nearby areas had their own opinions concerning the conflict in the Middle East. “So many people died […]

Get a closeup view as ancient history is excavated

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County invites visitors to watch from a special observation area as Page Museum paleontologists and volunteers excavate Ice Age asphalt deposits from Pit 91 in the La Brea Tar Pits, recovering bones from sabertoothed cats and dire wolves now through Fri., Sept. 10, The Pit 91 visitors’ observation station is open from 10 […]

Tryout for soccer league

Conejo Valley United Soccer Club teams are hosting tryouts for youth. Those who are looking to play competitive soccer are invited to join a team. All Conejo Valley United Soccer Club teams “promote development and commitment in the goal of achievement,” according to club organizers. Boys and girls of various ages are invited to attend soccer tryouts. For schedules, contact […]

Ready for the big leagues

ON TARGET-Incoming Agoura High School freshman Theo Kokiousas, 14, throws a play football before a concert by Reno Jones at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills recently. Theo is staying fit for the school’s upcoming football season.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes to Pepperdine

Chamberlains’ Performing & Fine Arts Academy will present “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. from Tues. to Thurs., Aug. 15 to 17, in Smothers Theatre on the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu. Based on the Academy Awardwinning animated feature, the stage version includes all the songs from the film written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, plus […]

Lisa McMillan

Passionate about developing and maintaining client relationships, Lisa McMillan recently hosted a fun and relaxing dinner party. As the lights dimmed and candles were lit, Aviara Real Estate turned into a quaint neighborhood bistro, the celebration of success for Lisa McMillan began. Benise, a local flamenco jazz guitarist, set the mood for great conversations and friendship. Dinner was catered by […]

Edison accepting electrical claims

Residents who lost perishables or had electrical equipment damaged during the recent power outages are being encouraged by the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council to visit the Southern California Edison claims website. According to the Oak Park council, Edison will pay for any damage to electrical property or any food that perished due to the black outs. Claim forms can […]

Progressive treatment helps solve addiction

Americans have long enjoyed a fickle relationship with drugs. Addictive medications and “recreational” drugs are touted by some and despised by others. People who abuse drugs face complications, whether legal, economic, social or medical. Addicts are stigmatized as antisocial, immoral and weak, with little regard for the law. In Agoura Hills, Akikur Reza Mohammad, MD, an assistant clinical professor of […]

Youth volleyball camp meets at de Anza Park

Registration is open for the city of Calabasas Summer Youth Volleyball Clinics from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. The clinics will be from 4:15 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 7 through 30 at A.C. Stelle Middle School. Professional volleyball player Andrew Vazquez and his staff […]

Organic baby gear for healthy start

The Green for Baby store in Thousand Oaks is in business to give babies a healthy start in life by providing a variety of organic cotton clothes that are free of bleach, pesticides, flame retardants and other chemicals. At the store parents will also find wood cribs and 100 natural crib mattresses, bumpers, comforters and linens. According to industry experts, […]