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Festival of Arts promises to be a day of fun

The Conejo Recreation and Park District in cooperation with the Conejo Chapter of the National Charity League will present the 12th annual Children’s Festival of the Arts from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7. This fall tradition will once again be staged at Conejo Creek North on Janss Road and features hands-on arts, crafts, music and entertainment. Children are […]

Retired firefighter creates department history display

The varnished cherry wood and glass display cases stretch across the lobby’s two facing walls. Their recessed lights illuminate the hundred or so artifacts on display that, thanks to one man, have been saved from certain demise. The floor-to-ceiling cases welcome visitors and firefighters alike to the Ventura County Fire Department’s headquarters-a remodeled twostory building on the east side of […]

Back to school presents exciting challenges for the students of Westlake High School

September: the 30-day span affiliated with chaos, stress and anticipation. For years, this month not only has served as Office Depot’s peak sales period, it also has been the traditional “Back to School” month. For elementary school students, this means picking up the supply list and selecting the perfect pencil pouch to match the latest backpack. For middle school students, […]

Daniel Dawson will perform gospel songs

On Fri., Sept. 8, Spirit Works, the contemporary ministry at West Hills Church, will present gospel singer Daniel Dawson as the next performer in its monthly series of concerts with guest performers, filmmakers and speakers. In today’s gospel world there are countless great singers and musicians, but few voices are more dynamic or soulful than Dawson, a Los Angeles recording […]

Barn dance, barbecue and music highlight the arts

Cody Bryant and the Riders of the Purple Sage will serenade he crowds at Spotlight the Arts family barn dance and barbecue at the Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas on Sat., Sept. 16. Guests can learn how to dance Western style, join in the family singalong and tour the museum. For information, call (818) 725-2978 or send an e-mail to […]

Cielo Wolff

The Dilbeck Realtor team of professionals has welcomed Cielo Wolff to the Westlake Village office. She joined the team in March and already Cielo is busy with open houses and showings of the many properties Dilbeck has to offer. Even though Cielo will cover all of Southern California, her main area of concentration is the Conejo Valley. Cielo has lived […]

Pavley’s global warming bill on verge of becoming new law

Final language for legislation aimed at curbing global warming was met with approval in Sacramento and is expected to be passed into law shortly. Assembly Bill 32, authored by Assemblymember Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nñez (D-Los Angeles) calls for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the state’s large industrial producers. Last week the California Global […]

A giant on and off the court

Jim Nielsen has had a large impact on students through his job as director of secondary education for the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Nielsen was a giant, too, on the basketball court, making history at UCLA under legendary coach John Wooden. At 6-foot-8, Nielsen’s stature served him well when he played on three national championship teams at UCLA from […]

Handling the next job interview after being firing

As if getting fired wasn’t rough enough, what are you supposed to write in the box “Reason for leaving” when filling out an application for a new job? Ignoring the question seems suspicious, but penning a detailed essay about why your former boss is such a jerk isn’t a very professional approach either. According to Bill Wells, managing director of […]