Blood donations needed after Thanksgiving week decline

Blood donations on the Central Coast declined during the Thanksgiving week, raising concerns for the local blood supply, according to United Blood Services Central Coast. Each day, about 270 units of blood products are needed to maintain an adequate supply for those needing blood. During Thanksgiving week, daily blood donations averaged just 189 units. Blood has a 42-day shelf-life, and […]

Love Foundation to sponsor benefit luncheon, fashion show

The Universal Love Foundation will host a luncheon and fashion show fundraiser at 10 a.m. Sat., Dec. 2 at the Westlake Village Four Seasons Hotel. The guest of honor will be Susan McSweeney, mayor of Westlake Village, and radio personality Maria Sanchez will emcee. In addition to a fashion show, the luncheon will also feature a boutique, a silent auction […]

GOP women get ready for holiday gala

Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated will present “Christmas Festivities at Mount Vernon” Thurs., Dec. 7 with a reception and boutiques at 11 a.m. and luncheon at 12:15 p.m. The holiday gala will be at the Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Westlake Village. Retired Lt. Col. Steve Chealander, military aide to President Ronald Reagan, will be a guest. The […]

Agoura Bistro to add entertainment to menu

Happy hour, live entertainment and maybe even dancing are coming to the Agoura Bistro and Wine Bar. The Agoura Hills planning commission has agreed to new uses at the lounge, located in the Reyes Adobe Plaza on Canwood Street. Carlos Orozco, owner of the Bistro, applied for a conditional use permit and the panel considered the request at its public […]

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GOOD GIRL-Robbie, 4, a female tri-color coon hound, needs a big yard. Robbie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Robbie home, ask for ID No. # A3215257. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Spotlight awards applications due

The Music Center of Los Angeles County has extended its deadline for applications in the Visual Arts for the 19th Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. Visual Arts applications must be received online or postmarked no later than Fri., Dec. 8. The program is free and open to all students who attend high school in Los Angeles and Ventura counties at […]

Laminate Floors Offer Beauty as Well as Durability

You might not give your floors much thought – until it comes time to replace them. Then you realize that there are many options out there. For busy families whose floors need to stand up to kids and pets, laminate flooring is an excellent choice. Laminate flooring has been a fashionable option in Europe for more than 20 years, and […]

New preschool opens in Oak Park

A new preschool is opening in Oak Park. The initial class, emphasizing fun and kindergarten readiness, is geared toward 4- and 5-year-olds. The class is open to anyone interested, not just Oak Park residents. Classes will begin Jan. 8 at the Oak Park Community Center, and will initially run Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon with an […]

Local girls find soccer success

Two local soccer teams earned medals in a tournament held in Bakersfield on Nov. 11 and 12 for top teams from the San Fernando Valley, Ventura and Kern counties, northern Los Angeles County and the High Desert. The girls under16 and under19 divisions from AYSO Region 4 both won second place in the tournament. It’s the first time both teams […]

Children can read to therapy dogs

The Paws 4 Healing dogs will return for the last time this year on Sat., Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Children 5 years old and up may read a book for 15 minutes to a therapy dog. Availability is first come, first served. Parents must sign a waiver prior […]