MAC challenger offers emergency preparedness skills

Derek Ross, a member of Oak Park’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), is running for an open seat on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council in hopes of raising awareness about disaster preparedness. “We need to create a community of first responders,” said Ross, who has received formal training in the field. “We can’t rely on the sheriff and fire […]

Salon cancer fundraiser

Jeffrey Stevens Salon will host its inaugural fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26 at 2963 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The stylists will be donating their time and proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Women’s haircuts will be $20, men’s haircuts $15 and eyebrow wax $10.Walk-ins are welcomed.To […]

Weekend schedule

Agoura at Newbury Park Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas at Simi Valley Friday, 7 p.m. Royal at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m. Viewpoint at Flintridge Prep Friday, 7 p.m. Carpinteria at Oaks Christian Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Tips for a fun and safe Halloween

The city of Agoura Hills wants to make sure residents have a safe, but enjoyable Halloween. City officials released information about Oct. 31 road closures near Hempstead Street, an Agoura Hills cul-de-sac where neighbors transform their homes into high-tech haunts for an extreme Halloween experience for the community. Ramiro Adeva, a city engineer, said the popular haunted houses on Hempstead […]

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Candidate keeps eye out for children’s future

Philip Bonoli’s twin son and daughter are only a year old, but Bonoli wants to serve on the board of education now to ensure that Oak Park’s schools remain outstanding. The 38-year-old attorney is running against incumbents Jan Iceland and Barbara Laifman and challenger Edward Kaz in the Nov. 4 election. Voters will choose two candidates. “The families we’ve met […]


Agoura Hills • Sat., Oct. 25, Agoura Hills. Yerba Buena Elementary School hosts Halloween Carnival, 4 to 7 p.m. at school, 6098 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills. Game booths, Spooky House, costume contest, gypsy fortune teller, Halloween crafts, face painting, races, food, bake sale, vendor booths. Free admission, cost for activities. Proceeds benefit school programs. Contact: Julie Time: 4:00 PM […]

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Pumpkin facts

From the Spanish word “calabaza” and the Chumash word “calahoosa” comes the name of the city, Calabasas, which is widely believed to mean pumpkin or squash. •Pumpkins originated in Central America and were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. •Pumpkins are actually a fruit. •Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to more than 1,000 […]

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