Squirrel of the Month

SNEAK THIEF-Eleven-year-old Westlake resident Colleen Cass snapped this shot of a very guiltylooking squirrel ready to snag a peach from the family’s backyard fruit tree.

Conejo Players host auditions for crazy farce

The Conejo Players will host auditions for “Whose Wives are They Anyway?,” a comedy by Michael Parker, at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27 and at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 28 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Callbacks are slated for 7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 29. When the vice presidents of the Ashley Maureen Cosmetics Corp. decide to […]

Community Leaders Association offers digital camera workshop

The CLU Community Leaders Association will offer a digital camera workshop to the local community at 9 a.m. Sat., Aug. 19 in California Lutheran University’s Peters Hall. The workshop will include morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session will focus on the basics of using a digital camera, while the afternoon session, at 1:30 p.m., will focus on making simple […]

Tastefully Upgraded Throughout

Nestled within the beautiful Stone Canyon section of Wood Ranch, this immaculate 3,600-square-foot 4-bedroom, 4-bath home has been tastefully upgraded throughout. Professionally landscaped 11,700square-foot private back yard with pool, spa, barbeque, outdoor lighting and speakers makes this an entertainers dream. Inside is a large family room with fireplace, custom entertainment center with surround sound and recessed lighting. Eat-in kitchen with […]

Oak Park sign lambasted

Oak Park residents have emailed a barrage of complaints to their Municipal Advisory Council over a new billboard monument sign proposed for the Re/Max Plaza shopping center. Located at the northeast corner of Lindero Canyon and Kanan roads, the shopping center was constructed in 1998 and contains 12 businesses. The plaza includes restaurants, retail stores and a Starbucks coffee shop. […]

Afterschool special needs program available

There has long been a need for an afterschool special needs program that provides not only supervision but also productive skills development. The Achievement Center for Exceptional Students hopes to blend a relaxed environment with a functional life skills and social skills curriculum. The center’s founder, Barbara Hofer, is a special education teacher in the Las Virgenes Unified School District […]

Horses at risk from West Nile

California’s horse owners are being urged to make sure their animals are vaccinated following the confirmation of this year’s first equine case of West Nile virus. The 3-year-old quarter horse stallion from Tulare County died on July 4, and hadn’t been vaccinated. Last year, 456 horses in California were known to have contracted the disease, and 200 of them died. […]


–Lucas Huerta, left; Bodhi Hagemann, center; and Yoni Golan, the 12-year-old partners of “Extreme Bake Sale,” complete a sale Monday to their first customer, Charles Hagemann. The cooks are all seventh-graders at Lindero Canyon Middle School. They saved their own money and baked their own cookies to be used in an all-week sale on the corner of Canwood Street and […]

Stop the war (Theirs, not ours)

Stop this carnage and call for a ceasefire. There will not be any winners when the Lebanese and Israeli conflict ends. When there is hatred on both sides and no solution in sight, it is time once and for all to pressure our administration for a ceasefire, and find a solution to the Arab and Israeli conflict which is the […]

Save Money on Cooling Costs this Summer

With gas prices at all time highs, energy costs are on consumers’ minds, and the last thing you want to do is spend more than you need to cool your home this summer. Maximize your energy savings by replacing your old room air conditioner with a new energy efficient model. Before buying a new unit, consider two important factors – […]

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