Program names new president

Dianne McKay was named president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes following the resignation of June Aiello in October. A graduate of the Conejo school system, McKay’s involvement in the community includes local PTAs, school site councils, and various advisory committees and commissions. She also received the Gold Award in 2005, Outstanding Citizen from the […]

Learn to ride real estate trends

It is important to stay abreast of real estate trends before putting a property on the market, according to Chris Abel, director of marketing and communications for HelpU-Sell, a fee-for-service real estate company. Recent studies from the U.S. Census and the National Association of Realtors show that Generation X and Y households account for 55 percent of all home purchases. […]

Practice the SAT at Agoura High School

High school students graduating in 2008 can take a practice SAT test which includes the new essay from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 16 at Agoura High School, Room A1, 28545 West Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. The cost is $20, which will benefit the school’s PFC. This is also an opportunity for students to learn the strategies behind […]

Holiday party open to people of all faiths

The Ventura County Fellowship of Reconciliation is hosting a potluck holiday party at 6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 13 at the home of Gordon Clint and Barbara Leighton in Newbury Park. Guests are invited to bring food typical of their cultural or religious heritage. The party is open to people of all faiths and all ages. The fellowship is committed to […]

‘Color of the Cross’ puts new face on gospel story

“Color of the Cross,” the first feature film depiction of Jesus Christ as a black man, will debut in Ventura County at 7 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 9, with a second show at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10 at Saint Paul Baptist Church, 1777 Statham Blvd. in Oxnard. The screenings are hosted by the Ventura County Alumnae chapter of Delta […]

This Home Has An Open Floorplan With Upgraded Stone Flooring

This 4-bed, 31/2-bath home was built in 1992, and is approximately 2,382 square feet. It has an open floorplan with upgraded stone flooring and neutral carpeting. There is a living room with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace and formal dining area. The kitchen has a family eating area and adjoins the family room. There are custom builtins in the family room. […]

Local thrift store will be closing its doors

Villa Esperanza Services’ Hope Chest Thrift Shop is closing its doors after 20 years in the community. The Going Out of Business Sale will continue until the shop permanently closes its doors on Fri., Dec. 22. The Hope Chest is at 2412 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The Caring Hearts, a volunteer group that supports Villa Esperanza Services, has […]

Coping with those holiday blues

Although the holidays are traditionally full of cheer, for some the holidays are a source of sadness, according to the Department of Mental Health. The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can offer unwanted reminders of loss-for example, the death of a loved one or a recent divorce. A number of other factors can contribute to the “holiday blues,” including […]

Soccer camp coming to Oak Park

Zoran’s Winter Soccer Camp will offer two four-day sessions of instruction at the Oak View High School soccer field, 5801 E. Conifer St., Oak Park. The first session is Dec. 26 to 29, and the second is Jan. 2 to 5. Session begins at 9 a.m. Fullday sessions end at 3 p.m., and half-day sessions end at noon. The cost […]

Church hosts concert

The Department of Music at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church will present its fifth annual Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17 in the sanctuary at 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The concert will feature the church’s adult, youth and children choirs, liturgical dancers and solo performances accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Frederick B. Mabalot, St. Maximilian’s director of […]