Westlake church members visit Gulf Coast

Mark Storer of Camarillo and several other members of the Westlake Lutheran Church trav- eled to Biloxi, Miss. this month, where they joined their hosts from Beauvoir United Methodist Church. The churches have worked together since shortly af- ter Hurricane Katrina, helping the area recover and rebuild. Storer shares some of his experi- ences and impressions. The breath-hot moist air […]

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Taco Bell will donate sales to Boys & Girls Clubs In honor of the upcoming Boys & Girls Club of America 100th Anniversary celebration, David Engen, owner of the Taco Bell franchise in Agoura Hills, will work with the Taco Bell foundation and donate 10 percent of today’s restaurant sales toward refurbishing Boys & Girls Clubs of America teen centers. […]

Community comes to the aid of injured deputy

A HELPING HAND-Nichol Costa of Lost Hills receives help from Shara Crudge as she donates blood at the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station. The blood drive was held in support of Dep. Jim Mulay who was seriously injured on his motorcycle while assisting in the apprehension of an armed bank robber Aug. 28 in Malibu. Mulay remains hospitalized in guarded condition […]

Scandinavians to celebrate

The Scandinavian Autumn Fest and Marketplace will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17 in Vasa Park on Triunfo Canyon Road in Agoura. The fest will feature children’s games, a guarded swimming pool, waterslide and folk dancing. Food and beverages will be for sale, or guests may bring picnic baskets. Dogs and barbecues will not be allowed […]

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Season finale A garden is all about rhythm. Like the ebb and flow of a single wave as it comes to meet the shore, then recedes, a year in the garden has a buildup, an explosion, a recession then a pause before the cycle begins again. You can’t face a September without the sense that the burst is finished. The […]

Nate Harimoto

Top Listing Agent honors for June 2006 went to Nate Harimoto at Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office. Because Harimoto has been a resident of Thousand Oaks since 1980, one of his strongest assets is his first-hand experience and knowledge of the region’s schools, recreational opportunities, neighborhoods and the local market. Harimoto earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees from […]

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The Westlake Village Library will host an exhibit of Chinese brush painting (watercolors on rice paper) by WuShaun through Nov. 3. The artist was born and raised in Taiwan and moved to the U.S. in the mid-1990s. His work is on rice paper, inspired by traditional Chinese themes and experiments with bringing forms to life in an unconventionally vivid fashion. […]

Oak Park High seniors clean up for grad night

ANYTHING FOR THE CAUSE-Left, Oak Park High School senior Sami Pearlman, 17, improvises when she finds herself without a sponge during a recent fundraiser to help finance grad night. Below, another enthusiastic participant appears to bare it all for his senior class. Funds raised from the event, as well as from family portraits which can be purchased through Steven Ridnor […]

Golf tourney to support K-9 cops program

The Ventura Sheriff ‘s K-9 Foundation will hold its second annual golf tournament at Sterling Hills Golf Course in Camarillo on Mon., Sept. 18. The K-9 teams, part of the Sheriff’s department for 20 years, are employed in many law enforcement duties including search ng for lost persons, responding to n-progress calls and felony alarm calls, and providing backup to […]

Young rocker at The Canyon

GUITAR SLINGER-Kenny Wayne Shepherd entertains at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills last week. Shepherd’s guitar mastery shines through with his blues rock style. The former Shreveport, La. native now calls Bell Canyon his home.