Volunteers lend a hand

ON THE JOB—A Santa Monica National Park ranger watches a volunteer (not in photo) kicking up dust from dragging large branches through the dirt at the Peter Strauss Ranch on Sept. 26. Both were helping out during the National Public Land Clean Up Day. CLEARING BRUSH—Volunteer Mike Veystub, 78, is framed by leaves from a nearby maple tree as he […]

Music for Heart to host reception

The Music for Heart Foundation and Conejo Valley Rotary Club will host a casual reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 17 at Oak Park Community Center, 1000 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. The event will include food, wine, entertainment and stories of children who have been helped by the foundation. There will be prize giveaways. Admission is free. […]

St. Patrick’s school tees off

St. Patrick’s Day School of Thousand Oaks will host the second annual golf tournament on Thurs., Oct. 30 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Registration and putting contest start at 9:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 11 p.m. No host cocktails are at 5 p.m. with dinner and awards at 6 p.m. The cost is $275 […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole a $30 purse containing $45 in cash, a pair of $200 eyeglasses and a driver’s license from a vehicle parked in the 28700 block of Pisces Street Sept. 20. Vandals caused $20 in damages smearing candle wax on a car parked in the 28900 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard Sept. 20. Police arrested a woman in […]

Classical concert features piano quintet

The Westlake Village Music Society Concert Series will present a fall concert at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The Ventura Piano Quintet will present works by Louise Farrenc, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Johann Hummel. The musicians are Irving Weinstein on violin, Delores Walker on viola, Chris Dimond on cello, Igor […]

Features A Wrought Iron Staircase

This home 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has been remodeled. It has a custom wrought iron staircase, stone-like tile floors throughout the first floor and wood laminate flooring throughout the second floor. The living room has a fireplace and two story ceiling. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a family eating area. There is a formal dining […]

Former prosecutor hosts book signing

Vincent Bugliosi, former prosecutor and author of The New York Times best-seller “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,” will be speaking at 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 10 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. He will be signing his book afterwards. Admission is free with purchase of the book at the door. Otherwise, admission is $8. In […]


THURS., OCT. 9 For Camarillo Women GFWC Camarillo Women’s Club meets at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Representative of Ventura League of Women Voters to speak. $15. All local women invited. Lunch reservations requested. Time: 11:00 AM Phone: 805.377.4422 Date: 10/9/2008 Somis Club Somis Thursday Club meets at clubhouse, 5380 Bell St., Somis. Lunch, program by […]


The Performing Arts Education Centers planned for Agoura and Calabasas high schools will cost $15 million apiece, not $50 million.

A fresh start for the new year

SEEKING RENEWAL—At Paradise Cove in Malibu, 500 members and guests of Calabasas’s Congregation Or Ami gather for the annual Rosh Hashana Tashlich walk to the beach. Following the service, participants threw bread crumbs into the Pacific Ocean and symbolically cast away their sins.