Conejo Valley Audubon schedules activities for February

Conejo Valley Audubon Society will have a meeting 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 4 at the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo in Camarillo. This month, Taldi Walter will present a slideshow showcasing some of the important natural areas and birds found in wild Alaska. She will also discuss the challenges facing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Tongass […]

Volunteer opportunities at Mountains Restoration Trust

Students can earn community service hours

Mountains Restoration Trust invites individuals and groups to help restore the Santa Monica Mountains by assisting with native plantings and removal of invasive plant species. Bring water, gloves and sunscreen and wear a sturdy shoes and work clothes. Tools are provided. •Cold Creek Preserve, 9 a.m. to noon Sun., Jan. 27. Help re-establish the oak and willow woodlands along the […]

Website for carpoolers helps busy parents

For millions of American parents who carpool their children to and from school, activities and points in between, creating car pool schedules can be a daunting task. Trying to coordinate and keep track of everyone’s driving availability, pickup times and lastminute schedule changes can be a logistical nightmare. These issues are the motivation behind Divide the Ride, a newly launched […]

Pet of the Week

Euphonic sounds at The Canyon

Euphony with Randy Thompson will perform 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. Actor and comedian Randy Thompson’s new group, Euphony, includes musicians David Johnson, Matt Finders, Ken Deans, Greg Fried, Victor Bisetti and Greg Pineda. Finders plays trombone on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Thompson, who has composed music for movies, television and […]

FHA: Old Mortgage Program Finding New Life

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Or so you would think if you listened to all the news coverage about the mortgage market. The news is filled with reports of declining home values, resetting adjustablerate mortgages and people feeling the pinch of tightened credit. However, despite the doom and gloom, much of the media haven’t reported on the […]

Upcoming workshop will help educators teach the Holocaust

Seminars begin Jan. 31

“The Relevance of Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century” will be held for educators and community members from 4:15 to 8:30 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning Jan. 31. An optional fifth session will take place Thurs., Feb. 28. This is the 25th annual teacher training workshop presented by the Anti-Defamation League and will include Echoes and Reflections: A […]

January, a good time to plant annual color

Although most local gardens and landscapes are dormant in January, there is still opportunity to plant winter color and cool-season vegetables, said experts at Agromin, a Camarillo-based manufacturer of premium soil products. It’s also time to spruce up landscapes for when spring arrives. Plant coolseason annuals, trees: Winter flower gardens can thrive with coolseason annuals including pansies, violas and primrose. […]

Viewpoint middle school math wizards receive national recognition

Six students from Viewpoint School in Calabasas will receive national recognition for their performance in the 2007 American Mathematics Competition8 contest. Annie Christian of Calabasas ranked nationally in the 98th percentile among eighth graders and Evan Bernstein of West Hills in the 99th percentile among seventh graders. Both students will receive National Awards of Distinction, the highest honor given. Eighth […]

Aquariums can be the focal point of a room’s design

Have you ever thought of decor as quality entertainment? Instead of adding another trinket to dust, why not breathe some life into a room by adding an aquarium full of colorful fish? Today’s stylish aquarium stands, cabinets and canopy sets make it easy to move aquariums from the basement to a focal point of the home. Forget about the quirkylooking […]