Women’s Council holiday boutique

The Democratic Women’s Council of the Conejo Valley will host a boutique brunch from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at a private home in Lake Sherwood, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 495-1515, email dwccv2009@yahoo.com or visit www.dwccv.org.

History Day at Lindero

Lindro Canyon Middle School will host its 21st annual History Day Lindero at 8 a.m. Wed., Dec. 9 at the school, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Agoura Hills and Westlake Village city officials and community members, Las Virgenes Unified School District administrators and teachers from other school districts will judge more than 300 exhibits and research papers. The event will […]

Free classes help smokers quit

Ventura County Public Health will present a series of free stop smoking classes Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Conejo Free Clinic, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 101, Thousand Oaks. The classes will also provide free nicotine replacement therapy products. Dec. 8 is the last day to join. The classes will end Jan. […]

Political Cartoon

Oak Park family shares passion for racing funky sprint cars

Cody Kershaw knows what it’s like to drive more than 100 mph. The Oak Park 20-year-old has been racing sprint cars for seven years. “You pretty much get tunnel vision; you can’t see anything around you,” said Kershaw, a Moorpark College student. “You don’t have any time to think. You have to act and hope you make the right decision […]

Girls take league title

DYNAMITE— AYSO’S U10 Allstar team, the Agoura Explosion, wins the Panther Shoot Out over Thanksgiving weekend, going undefeated without giving up a single goal the whole tournament. Back row, from left: Assistant coach Jim Winegardner, Hannah Wise, Megan, Garvin and Amanda Weiss, Sophie Einbund, Hannah Ritz and coach Gary Weiss. Front row: Sarah Glassman, Joey Wescott and Shannon McElvain. Not […]

Cal Lutheran honors grads

The following local residents received degrees from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks last May. Agoura Hills, Bachelor of Science . Nicole Caputo, business; Eva Gelpi, criminal justice; Zin Htet, business; Kevin Johnson, business. Calabasas, Bachelor of Sci ence . Ryan Urbanek, business; Stacey Torchon, accounting. Agoura Hills, Bachelor of Arts . Jessalyn Constaintine, psychology. Agoura Hills, graduate de grees […]

ALS support group meets

The Ventura County ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 19 at the Westlake Village Library Community Room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The meeting is free and open to all affected by ALS and their friends and families. For more information, call Charmeine Kay at (818) 865-8067, ext. 234.

Shadow of Aries coming to The Canyon

KICKIN’ IT— Andrew Gonzalez, lead vocalist and guitarist for Shadows of Aries, plays at a recent gig. The alt rock/acoustic band, whose members hail from Camarillo, will perform on Dec. 13 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. To hear their music, visit myspace.com/ shadowofaires. For more information, visit www.canyonclub.net or call (818) 879-5016.

Trim or remove old trees?

Q: I have a huge old eucalyptus in my backyard. It is at least 80 years old. Could you give me some tips on trimming it? It has been trimmed by the previous owner but needs to be trimmed now. I also wonder if it would be better to have it really lowered, possibly to just an interesting trunk, more […]

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