Spring forward and fall back

You get back that hour of sleep you lost in March this weekend. At 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 4, clocks should turned back one hour. Daylight-saving time began the second Sunday in March and ends on Sunday when we return to standard time. It’s easy to remember: clocks fall back in fall and spring forward in spring. Many people find […]

Housing update is up for review

A draft of Ventura County’s housing element update is available for public review at www.ventura.org/rma/planning. The site contains: •The timeline for the housing element update process •Scheduled public meetings and instructions for submitting written comments •Draft housing update •The existing housing element •Land inventory tables for moderate- and upper-income households. For information, call (805) 654-2493 or send e-mail to Shelley.Sussman@ventura.org.

Bowls of Hope project to benefit Many Mansions

Fundraiser offers soup meal, silent auction

Many Mansions will host its third annual Bowls of Hope Project from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11 at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. This event is designed to spread awareness about the homeless, the need for affordable housing and Many Mansions’ service programs Civic leaders, volunteers and amateur and professional artists have created more than 800 bowls for […]

Promenade welcomes Grill Concepts

Grill Concepts Inc. has announced plans for the company’s sixth Grill on the Alley restaurant to open at the Promenade shopping center in Thousand Oaks next summer. The Westlake Grill on the Alley will accommodate up to 200 guests in 7,700 square feet of indoor and patio dining space. Located on the corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards, the […]

Mannisto lifts Warriors’ spirits

Westlake football team dedicates last-second victory over TOHS to fallen friend Kevin Hames

Westlake High senior Jordan Mannisto called it the biggest kick of his career. Considering his resume, that’s saying something. Mannisto’s 50-yard field goal with no time remaining last Friday night helped lift Westlake (53, 4-1 in the Marmonte League) to a 17-14 victory at home over crosstown rival Thousand Oaks High (4-4, 3-2). Although he said he hasn’t received a […]

Alliance awards grants to local groups

The Alliance for the Arts has awarded grants totaling $244,125 to 28 local arts groups that perform at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on an annual basis. The funding will assist organizations in presenting performances at the plaza. Groups receiving grants are Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus, Arts Council of Conejo Valley, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Channelaire Chorus, city of Thousand […]

Carie Hoglund

Plisky & Associates welcomes Carie Hoglund to join their top producing team at Aviara Real Estate. The daughter of a local retired LAFD firefighter, Hoglund is deeply rooted in the Conejo Valley, having been born and raised in Newbury Park. She started in real estate and earned her Accredited Staging Professional certification. She understands the importance of service and community, […]

Head shot

BEFORE AND AFTER- Oak Park High School football coach and Medea Creek Middle School instructional aide “Irish” Shannon Curtis makes good on a promise to have his head shaved if his team beat Oaks Christian. Oak Park won, 25-20, and, far left, Curtis happily submits to a close shave by ASB advisor Stave White and health clerk Cindy Bisciglia.

Plenty of good pickin’ at pumpkin patch

WALKING ON SUNSHINE- Brookside Elementary School student Jianna Zeolla, 10, chooses a pumpkin to take home at the Oak Park Gardeners Pumpkin Patch in Oak Park recently.

Concert will honor fallen LAPD officer

Event is tribute to George Michael Selleh

Friends and colleagues of the late George Michael Selleh will hold a benefit concert in his memory at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills on Sunday, Nov. 11. Detective “Mike” Selleh, 29year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and 13-year-resident of Simi Valley, died in a motorcycle accident in the early morning hours of July 29. He is survived […]