Relay is pleased with donations

The American Cancer Society may have already surpassed its fundraising goals and team participant numbers before this weekend’s fifth annual Agoura Relay for Life event has even started, but organizers say there’s always room for more. The fundraiser slated for April 28 and 29 at Willow Elementary School already has garnered $105,000 in pledges from 57 teams, said Ling Wu, […]

Small dogs gaining popularity

Whether it’s the portability factor or their permanent puppylike qualities, small dogs are coming up big in the United States. The American Kennel Club recently announced that the Yorkshire terrier, called the “Yorkie” by millions of enthusiasts, has overtaken the golden retriever and the German shepherd dog to become the second most popular purebred dog in America, according to the […]

T.O., Camarillo artists among arts council winners

The Ventura County Arts Council celebrated artists and their supporters at the recent second annual Arts Stars Awards and luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard. Winners in eight categories ranged from the businesses and city that have supported the arts to individual artists and arts philanthropists. The winners are: + Nonprofit Arts Organization: Studio Channel Islands Art Centers, […]

Talent show highlights unusual skills

FAST MIND- Quintin Sturgis demonstrates that he can quickly solve a Rubik’s Cube under pressure, as master of ceremonies Don Stark revs up the crowd at the Lindero Canyon Middle School talent show last week. The Lindero talent show is an annual tradition.

April 29 marks ‘Big Sunday’ for temples

Taking care of those in need is the focus of Big Sunday ’07, an annual community-wide service day from 10 a.m.until 2 p.m. this Sun., April 29. Thousands of volunteers from Los Angeles to the Conejo Valley will participate. Among the participating sites are Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills and Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Beth Haverim will […]

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Chili Cook-Off Conejo Valley Day’s 32nd annual Chili Cook-off, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conejo Creek Park, Thousand Oaks. More than 50 chili types, music, bands, children’s play area. “Whiskeroo Contest” for best beard, 1 p.m. $6 adults, children 12 and under free. (805) 371-8730. Tour Wildlife Center California Wildlife Center hosts biannual open house, noon to 4 p.m., 26026 […]

Breathe Easy: Healthy Home Living Advice

When it comes to the health and well-being of a home and its owners, windows and doors can play a major role. A home’s environment is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, where oftentimes air pollutants are higher than those outdoors. However, homeowners […]

City seeks resolution over cell issue

Calabasas can't dictate what towers look like

The Calabasas City Council discussed the appearance and placement of cellphone towers at a recent meeting, issues over which the city admits it has no jurisdiction. Mayor James Bozajian suggested updating and tightening the nineyear-old ordinance that regulates applications for the towers. Stemming from a proposed antenna project in the residential Greater Mulwood area, city staff members put together a […]

Boys & Girls Club members go sailing

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes set sail on April 5 from San Pedro aboard the Irving Johnson, a 110foot, square-rigged, 2-masted brigantine. Twenty-four boys and girls functioned as a working crew under the supervision of eight permanent, professional crew members. The youth manned the vessel’s helm, hoisted and lowered its sails and swabbed […]

Hillcrest School hosts spring home, garden tour

Hillcrest Christian School’s spring home and garden tour and gift boutique will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 28. Participants will tour four Westlake Village homes and gardens. Two of the homes will have boutiques selling women’s accessories or handmade jewelry. The dining room of each home will be decorated for a different occasion, including Thanksgiving and […]