Conejo Audubon Society plans bird watching trips for May

Monthly meeting to discuss global disaster

The Conejo Audubon Society has announced its events calendar for May. •Elzbet Diaz de Leon will present “The Carbon Diet” at 7:30 p.m. Mon., May 5 at the Western Foundation for Vertebrate Zoology at 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. Diaz de Leon will discuss what community members can do to help avoid global disaster. For more information, call (805) 9872721 […]

Scuba club ready to take a dive

The Conejo Valley Scuba Dive Club is accepting new members. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tues., May 20 at El Torito Mexican Grill, 449 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The club is for those who enjoy scuba diving in lakes and the ocean. Members receive special discounts on gear, trips and air tank fills. For more information, […]

Keep it Organized, Local Businesswoman Says

Longtime Calabasas resident Linda LevineQuackenbushh asofficially launched her new organizing business, Organize4Life. “I have been helping friends and family with their homes and offices in my spare time for many years, so this is a natural fit,” said Levine-Quackenbush. “It is proven that organized people save time and money, and reduce stress and frustration levels. A professional organizer will take […]

Oaks Christian to host annual dinner auction

Oaks Christian School will hold its eighth annual dinner auction Sat., May 3 at the Four Seasons Westlake, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. The black tie-optional event will be hosted by Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor.” The auction’s theme borrows loosely from the upcoming Summer Games in Beijing, with an Olympic focus and an Asian influence in the menu […]

Young ladies shine in Ventura County pageant

Simple as black and white

Remember what it’s like to read a book, do arts and crafts or, heaven forbid, play a game of chess? In other words, use your brain on something besides computers and text messages? Simone Liao For Simone Liao of Agoura Hills, old-fashioned entertainment isn’t so old-fashioned after all. Simone, who is a 9-year-old fourth-grader, recently won a chess competition in […]

Local businessman, gym owner invents new poker card game

One day last November, Ron Finnerman was playing Texas Hold’em poker at his Calabasas home. After a while, he switched to blackjack. In that moment, a new game was born. “I got bored of playing Hold’em and started to play blackjack, but I lost focus,” said Finnerman. “I kept playing and then started to wonder, ‘Who’s favored here?’” With no […]

Two women elected to senior board

Andrea Gallagher of Westlake Village and Debbie L. Lee of Moorpark have been selected to the board of directors of Senior Concerns, a nonprofit social service that provides qualityoflife services for frail and specialneed seniors and their caregiver families. Each new director will serve an initial term of three years. Gallagher will serve on Senior Concerns’ Love Run committee and […]

Sweet Sleep Donates Blankets to Buena Vista Hospice

Jessica Bartlett, founder and president of Sweet Sleep Foundation; Brian Bartlett, vice president, and Taryn Hurlbut recently made blankets and donated them to the patients of Buena Vista Hospice Care. “It’s so rewarding to give a blanket that you have made with love to keep a person who is terminally ill warm and cozy,” said Jessica. The team’s goal is […]

Local athletes excel at Ventura County Championships

For the high school track and field stars of Ventura County, there was only one place to be on April 25- Moorpark High. Before teams compete in their respective league and CIF championships in the upcoming weeks, the best of the Marmonte, TriValley and Pacific View leagues competed for bragging rights at the Ventura County Track and Field Championships. Oak […]