Oxnard Salsa Festival heats up in July

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The 14th annual Oxnard Salsa Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 28 and 29 at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” streets in downtown Oxnard. Festival admission and parking are free; no coolers or pets are permitted. A $4 admission fee to the salsa tasting tent includes tortilla chips and a variety of salsas […]

Life coaches provide alternative to psychotherapy

One woman is depressed and anxious following a recent divorce; another is more hopeful in the aftermath of her split and wants to move on with her life. Should these women see a therapist or a life coach, or perhaps both? In former days, such topics were primarily the purview of the church or synagogue. But with advances in the […]

RV club to camp at Lake Cachuma

The Weakenders RV Club’s next weekend trip will be Fri. through Sun., July 27 to 29 at Lake Cachuma. The outing will include a family style potluck, campfire and Sunday brunch. New members are welcome. For details or reservations, visit www.weakendersrv.com.

10th annual Pooch Parade and expo is July 22

Canine Adoption and Rescue League will present the 10th annual Pooch Parade fundraising dog walk and pet expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 22 at San Buenaventura State Park, Ventura. The parade will start at 10 a.m. The expo includes a silent auction; doggie demonstrations of Frisbee, agility and flyball; contests including best costume, best trick and […]

Temple to host Tuesday socials

The Greatest Generation of Temple Adat Elohim will sponsor socials for members and nonmembers age 60 and up from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in July. The gatherings take place in the social hall of the temple at 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Refreshments and entertainment are provided. •Dr. Jeffrey Feinfeld, an ear, nose and throat specialist, will […]

This Custom Home Features An Office

A custom one-story home has 4 bedrooms plus an office, which could be used as a fifth bedroom. The home features high ceilings, skylights, clerestory windows and custom details. The master suite is in a separate wing. There are lots of builtins in the open floor plan, a columned entry, oak tree, plantation shutters, wood floors, circular driveway and a […]

Water reserves are adequate, but maybe not for long

The need for water in our daily lives is indisputable: We drink it, shower with it and use it to clean our homes and keep our yards lush. But the life-sustaining liquid could become less plentiful in the future. Water reserves are sufficient for now, but that could change if dry conditions persist, said Eric Bergh, spokesperson for the Calleguas […]

Butterflies will go free

Buena Vista Hospice Care will honor past patients and their families by hosting its second annual Butterfly Releasing Ceremony at 10 a.m. Sat., July 14 at Triunfo Community Park in Westlake Village. The butterfly has been adopted as the symbol of Buena Vista Hospice because it represents transition and transformation. Buena Vista is a locally owned Medicarecertified hospice serving areas […]

Boys & Girls Club to build facility at Lindero Canyon school

The Boys & Girls Clubs organization, wellknown for its afterschool programs, plans to build a new facility at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills. The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education approved the construction last month. Dianne McKay, president of the Conejo and Las Virgenes clubs, said the Boys & Girls Clubs will pay for the lion’s […]

Older dogs ready for adoption

Humane Animal Rescue Team will host mobile adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday each month at PetSmart, 5700 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, in the Albertsons/Michael’s shopping plaza. The next adoption day is July 15. Many of the dogs in need of homes or foster care are ages 7 and up. To see photos and […]