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Shake, rattle, roll

The Great Southern California ShakeOut begins Nov. 12. The weeklong event will be the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history, hoping to inspire Southern Californians to be prepared for the big one. Visit www.shakeout.org for more information.

Boys & Girls Clubs gala will be a Carpenter family affair

'The Carpenters have been exceptionally generious to the community. We're so lucky to have them.'

Boys & Girls Clubs gala will be a Carpenter family affair ‘The Carpenters have been exceptionally generious to the community. We’re so lucky to have them.’ — Linda Catlin gala chair CLOSE TO YOU—Richard Carpenter, who performed as The Carpenters with his sister Karen, is a pillar in the community of Thousand Oaks. He will perform with his daughter Mindi, […]

More rankings

The annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings have been announced, and for the first time in 12 years, Harvard tops the list of national universities. Among liberal arts colleges, Amherst and Williams tie for first place. It may be good for the ego to get into a top 10 school, but ranking is no guarantee of educational quality. […]

Cal Lutheran University selects new director of church relations

The Rev. Arne Bergland has been selected as the director of church relations for California Lutheran University. He began his new position Sept. 2. Bergland will sustain and expand CLU’s relationships within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He will focus on the five synods and 731 congregations in California, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and parts of […]

Mile of Quarters fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Club

Coin collection is no small change

The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley will hold its second annual “Mile of Quarters” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 20 at Westfield Topanga Mall, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. The event will feature quarters laid out for one mile, stretching through the mall. One foot of quarters equals $3.25. If the entire mile […]

Community needs its theater

Thank you, Stephanie Bertholdo, for alerting the fans of the beloved Agoura Hill’s Stage Door Theatre of its coming demise in your Aug. 21 article. This was indeed a public service announcement and a shock to those of us who had no knowledge of the problems that this little theater and its caring owners faced. Losing this little pearl of […]

Property Backs To Open Space

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath pool home is located in the Brock Collection of homes in Thousand Oaks. There is a large bonus room, a downstairs bedroom and an inside laundry room. In addition to the breakfast area there is a formal dining room with a view of the pool and spa. The property backs to a woodsy open space […]

Man hits bump in the road with electric car

An Oak Park man found a way to reduce auto emissions and the amount of money he pays for fuel, only to learn that he was breaking the law. Richard Ardi has been driving his two children from the family’s Chambord home to Brookside Elementary and Medea Creek Middle schools, as well as to soccer practice, in a neighborhood electric […]

Tehachapi docent tours to begin

Native Americans once lived on the historic site

The California State Parks, Tehachapi District will conduct fall tours of the Tomo Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi. The park was a Kawaiisu Native American village site that was occupied by Native Americans until the 1940s. The tour, guided by trained docents, includes an orientation at the Tomo Kahni Resource Center in Tehachapi and a moderately strenuous two-and-a-half-mile hike […]

Spanish immersion program offered

Mi Mundo en Espanol is a Spanish immersion program founded by Thousand Oaks resident Sofia Ramirez. This is a full immersion program which provides children opportunities to learn the language through handson experiences. Classes are offered throughout the Conejo Valley and Malibu, including enrichment classes for homeschooled children. A preschool program will be offered starting Mon., Sept. 15. For more […]

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