Homeless prevention funding comes up short

Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and Ventura have missed out on hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the homeless due to what state housing officials say was an application error. In August, the four cities filed a joint application with the state Department of Housing and Community Development to receive a total of $1.2 million in Homeless Prevention and […]

Tri-Valley girls’ soccer squads have star power

Three local teams ranked in preseason top 10

Some of the best girls’ soccer teams in Division 5 will have to claw their way into the playoffs. How can that be? Three Tri-Valley League squads are ranked in the CIFSouthern Section Division 5 preseason top-10 poll. Oaks Christian, a semifinalist in 2008, is third in the poll while Oak Park (ninth) and La Reina (tied for 10th) are […]

Students sing for Hospice

NIGHTINGALE— Above, Viewpoint School students Jacqueline Oschin, 9, and brother Zachary, 12, Westlake Village residents, listen to Westlake High School junior Jake Rosenblum sing out during a Hospice of the Conejo recognition event at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks last Sunday. Left, Thousand Oaks resident Jamie Feinstein honors a loved one with a star.

St. Max presents Christmas concert

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church Music Ministry presents its eight annual Christmas concert “Let There Be Light” in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 13 at 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The concert will feature the traditional choir, contemporary choir, youth choir, children’s choir and Sacred Dancers with chamber orchestra accompaniment. The musical and artistic director is Joan […]

Gift wrap for charity

Volunteers from the Ventura County Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training will offer holiday gift wrapping in exchange for a optional charitable donation. Booths will be open daily at Simi Valley Town Center and in the Pacific View Mall, Ventura. For information, call (805) 4851781 or send an e-mail to elise.mcconeghy@lls.org.

Holiday cheer at Nordstrom

Two anchor stores at The Oaks mall are reporting opposite holiday sales trends this year: the figures are up at Nordstrom but down at Macy’s. Even though overall sales for the year are down nationwide at both stores, holiday sales thus far at Nordstrom Inc. have increased over last year. “We have a lot of loyal customers,” said Colin Johnson, […]

Volleyball star nets top honor

Sarah Sherman of Westlake Village was named to the AllWestside League First Team for high school girls’ volleyball. The senior netter plays for New Community Jewish High in West Hills. Sherman, who averaged three aces and five kills per game, led her squad to a 7-3 league record and into the playoffs this season.

Cheetahs up and running

ATHLETES— The Cheetahs Youth Track Club will have signups for the spring season on Sun., Dec. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in front of Ralphs in The Commons in Calabasas. Boys and girls ages 5 to 15 can join. Practices begin Sat., Feb. 28 at Calabasas High School and will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Registration fee is […]

Brag about your bag

Light and disposable and relatively cheap, they used to be a convenience. But plastic shopping bags now carry a bad rap. They litter the neighborhoods and clog storm drains and sewers. In a word, plastic bags are a mess and it’s time retailers and consumers toss them aside. The more than 380 billion single-use, carry-out plastic shopping bags that Americans […]

At The Library

Agoura Hills Library, a branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, will offer these events this month. All programs are free and will be in the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 8892278. •A holiday tea party for children will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. The party will have tea, cookies […]

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