Oak Park residents plant water-wise garden

Native gardens are becoming a popular landscape choice for residents and public agencies. Drought conditions in Southern California and restrictions on how much water will be allocated to the south from Northern California have increased public awareness of water conservation. Judy and Dave McDonald said goodbye to their green, watergobbling lawn last November, opting for a more waterefficient garden. “We’ve […]

ALS benefit walk scheduled

5,600 new cases diagnosed annually of Lou Gehrig's disease

Walk to Defeat ALS, an effort to raise funds benefiting research and patient care services for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, will take place Sun., May 4 at Plaza Park in Ventura. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the opening ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. The event is part of the continued campaign by The ALS Association, Greater […]

Disaster training workshop seeks volunteers

The Church of the Brethren will hold a Level 1 Children’s Disaster Services training workshop from 5 p.m. Sat., April 19 to 8 p.m. Sun., April 20 at Pacific Union Conference Office, 2686 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The 27-hour workshop will train volunteers on the needs of children following a disaster, learning skills for effective interaction with children and a […]

Workshop to examine effects of prayer, meditation on mind

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host Mark Robert Waldman as a guest speaker at the 10 a.m. service Sun., April 27 at the Goebel Senior Center, 13895 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. He will speak on “Neuroscience, religion and the atheist who prayed to God.” Waldman will also conduct a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. the same […]

Pepperdine gives concert

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division will present its annual Masterworks Concert with the school’s concert choir and orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 17 at the Smothers Theatre on campus, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Milton Pullen, Pepperdine’s director of choirs, and Tony Cason, director of the university orchestra, will both conduct the concert. The concert choir will perform […]

Features Soaring Ceilings

This spacious home has soaring ceilings and upper case windows, 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Features include slate flooring, some frizee carpet and extensive moldings as well as recessed lighting and other upgraded light fixtures. The formal dining room has a mirrored coffered ceiling and the living room has a fireplace and a 2story ceiling. The kitchen features granite […]