Lecture to trace Conejo history

Thousand Oaks photographer Ed Lawrence will give a slide presentation, “From Ranchos to Residences-A Pictorial History of the Conejo Valley,” 1:15 p.m. Sun., Oct.15 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum at 51 S. Ventu Park Road in Newbury Park. Lawrence has chronicled local history since 1958, tracing its growth from a rural area to a network of modern communities. The lecture […]

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Wells Fargo names banking president, district manager

Wells Fargo names banking president, district manager Raul Vasquez has been named community banking president and district manager for Wells Fargo’s Valley Hills region, formerly known as the Warner West market. The market includes banking stores in Agoura HillsCalabasas Hills, Hidden HillsWest Hills, Woodland Hills and West Valley communities. Vasquez will oversee more than 200 team members at nine Wells […]

NBA referee Spooner holds clinic in Oak Park

Bill Spooner, a resident of Oak Park and an 18-year veteran NBA referee, conducted a referee and coach clinic for about 50 Agoura Youth Basketball Association youth and adult refs and coaches on Sun., Sept. 17 at Oak Park High. Spooner shared valuable instruction on the many facets of effective refereeing, such as proper floor positioning for optimum game visibility […]

Agoura Valley Women’s Club gives back

Civic duty and charitable contributions may be the Agoura Valley Women’s Club central tenet, but the tight-knit group also knows how to have a good time. At the club’s recent membership drive meeting in Westlake Village, the women combined a busy work agenda with food, laughter, games and gag gifts. The nonprofit, nondenominational service and philanthropic organization focuses on education, […]

“The Departed” – Movie Review

      “TheDeparted“ Directedby: Martin Scorsese Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon,Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahl- berg, Alec Baldwin MPAA rating: R (for adult language, intense violence and bloodshed) Runningtime: 150 minutes Best suited for: Nicholson and Scorsese fans Leastsuited for: the squea- mish, cop-lite fans, coinci- dence counters I like Martin Scorsese. I generally enjoy his films, his vision and even […]

Boutique to benefit disabled

HOLIDAY DECOR-Villa Esperanza Services board member Damon Sickman and Caring Hearts chairman Anne Grant decorate for the upcoming holiday boutique at the Villa Esperanza Hope Chest. Villa Esperanza is a nonprofit group that assists developmentally disabled adults and seniors. The boutique will be open Tues. through Sun., Oct. 17 through 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hope […]

Time for change

Time Spot, 13-year-old watch sales and repair store at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, announced it has moved to the Pacific View Mall in Ventura. “I recently made a very hard but necessary decision to dissolve my partnership and unfortunately had to leave my Thousand Oaks location,” said Pejman Jadidi, the store’s owner. “I was hoping to stay in […]

A furry fairy tale

When I woke up that Sunday morning I remembered the day before and my hopes soared. The day before we had gone to a dog show to meet a breeder. We had been looking for a dog for a while and had found a cairn terrier breeder we liked. My family and I really wanted a dog, but because of […]

Westlake Players tempt ‘Hand of Fate’

The Westlake Players, the student performing group of Westlake High School, will present “Hand of Fate” at 7:30 p.m. on Wed. through Fri., Oct. 18 to 20 in the school theater at 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. This short dramatic piece, written and directed by theater director Catherine Conti, showcases the student talent in a portrayal of a […]

Rethinking medical marijuana

Steve Comstock, a 23-year-old Thousand Oaks resident, says he’s dying from Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is in dire need of medical marijuana to relieve the painful condition. Loren Green, a 58-year-old man who works in Agoura Hills, says he uses marijuana to ease his symptoms of depression, anxiety and arthritis. But the condition of neither person failed to prevent the Agoura […]

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