Pet of the Week

Comedy fundraiser slated

The Stand Up for Cancer Survivors Comedy FUNdraiser for The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will be at 7:15 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 8 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The event will feature stand up comics Randy Lubas, Jack Mayberry, and John DiCrosta, all of the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club. Mayberry made 22 appearances […]


‘Beaver’ actor Jerry Mathers named grand marshal of Reyes Adobe Days festival

Actor Jerry Mathers, who is remembered as the iconic, rascally lad “Beaver” on the long-running 1950s-era television series “Leave It To Beaver,” has been named grand marshal for the fifth annual Reyes Adobe Days festival in Agoura Hills from Oct. 2 to 4. Mathers has local ties to the community—he is the brother of Sue McSweeney, a Westlake Village council […]

Day named to honor murdered victims

Denise Brown is the guest speaker

The third annual National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims in Ventura County will take place at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 25 at Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard, intersection of Fifth and “B” streets. Community members will honor the memories of murdered victims and recognize the impact of homicide on surviving family members and friends. The event also commemorates loved […]

Squirrel of the Month

Hospice volunteer training begins

The nonprofit Hospice of the Conejo will conduct the fall community volunteer training program from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 30 at the hospice office in Thousand Oaks. Applicants must submit to an interview and background screening. The cost for the training is $50. The eight-week educational program prepares individuals to deal compassionately and sensitively with end-of-life issues […]

Our country needs jobs

Guest opinion

What Americans need right now are jobs. Instead, Washington is killing them. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stimulus package was supposed to hold unemployment below 8 percent. Instead, since President Obama signed the bill in February, unemployment has skyrocketed nationally from 7.9 percent to 9.7 percent. In California, unemployment hit 11.9 percent in July, a 63 percent increase over July 2008. […]

Adobe Days to feature work from 12 local artists

The works of 12 local artists will be showcased at the Art Scene during the fifth annual Reyes Adobe Days Oct. 2 through 4, announced Amy Brink, director of Agoura Hills’ Department of Community Services. Joe Wertheimer , 64, started drawing at the age of 7. After a career in television and film art production and design, he began working […]

It’s Now or Never

“Inspiration comes with a deadline,” quipped Art Buchwald when asked how he responds to his publisher’s demands. And so it goes, right? Deadlines are like property taxes and April 15 and the day your car registration is due and when your column needs to be finished and that thank-you note needs to get written and you’ve got to clean out […]

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