Gallegly challenger trades pulpit for soapbox

Presbyterian pastor Jill Martinez is confident she’ll have the support of local voters in her attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Thousand Oaks), who’s represented the 24th Congressional District in Washington since 1986. The district encompasses most of Ventura County, including Oak Park and North Ranch, and has about 660,000 residents. The Rev. Martinez, 56, was ordained in 1984 […]

Grief recovery program slated

A 12-week Grief Recovery Outreach program will begin Tues., Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Calabasas Public Library, 23875 Park Sorrento in Calabasas. Program leader will be Alan B. Ungar, a certified grief recovery specialist and president of Critical Capital Management Inc. The program is designed by the Grief Recovery Institute. The cost is $350 and all proceeds will […]

Not the average family pet

GETTING TO KNOW YOU-Samantha Tsai and Molly Anderson, both 9, meet Wesley, an Asian water dragon from Southeast Asia, with help from Thorsten Pape from Reptile Family during Saturday’s show-and-tell at the Mountains Restoration Trust of Calabasas Youth Naturalist program. For information, call Susan Haugland at (818) 591-1701, ext. 181.

Smoke Tree hosts annual block party

The Oak Park block party that started as a way to get to know the neighbors and foster community spirit has blossomed into a full-fledged yearly shindig with water slides, contests and a heap of family fun. Last Saturday, about 30 Smoke Tree residents and friends and family from other neighborhoods kicked off the school year with their eighth annual […]

Parting with sorrow

the Trail: Remembering Claire,” was a beautiful tribute to her friend, Claire Malis, who died on Aug. 27. I do not know Gloria and I did not know Claire, but I envy the friendship they shared. The article brought tears to my eyes. Connie Raabe Agoura Hills

Prudential California Realty Agents Selected to Represent Pinnacle

For many years, Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran have held a stellar reputation as one of California’s most powerful team of real estate agents. They have consistently been among the very top of a small percentage of ultra-million dollar producers in Ventura County. Among their countless past achievements, Ulbrich and Moran have represented many new homebuilders, who have selected them […]

Local residents hope bill floats into law

CAMPAIGN TRAIL-A boat owned and piloted by Westlake Lake resident Roberta Leavitt tours the ake on behalf of “One Care Now,” a campaign supporting the universal health care bill that recently passed in Sacramento. The Health Insurance Reliability Act, authored by Sen. Sheila Kuehl of the ocal 23rd District, creates a universal health insurance system for all Californians. Gov. Arnold […]

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THURS., SEPT. 14 Gem of a Storyteller Native American storyteller Grey Wolf, proprietor of the Native Spirit Lodge in Woodland Hills, will present legends and stories associated with different gem stones as guest speaker at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Conejo Gem & Mineral Club at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 532-1916 Tour Memory […]

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De Anza begins children’s classes

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department will offer Parent and Child Classes at De Anza Park for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Class themes include Underwater Adventure, Holiday Happenings, Petite Painters, Cooking with Mommy, Little Scientists and Dr. Suess on the Loose. The six-week class meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. […]

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