2010-04-01 E-Edition

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Villa Esperanza receives two grants

The cities of Westlake Village and Calabasas have awarded Villa Esperanza Services Employment Services Program grants of $4,750 to assist adults with developmental disabilities. Villa Esperanza Services Employment Program provides training in landscape maintenance and janitorial services for developmentally disabled yet physically capable adults ages 18 and older. The program provides full-time employment in ground and office maintenance and ongoing […]

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Spring break is around the corner, and many of us need exactly that: a chance to regroup, reconnect and rejuvenate. If you’ve been seeking an ideal getaway not far from home, check out the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, a recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award for Excellence. Located in the beautiful Ojai Valley, the sprawling, historic resort originally […]

Rattlers running wild in Conejo Valley

Bad young drivers

Watch out for teenage drivers along Thousand Oaks Boulevard. On more than one occasion I have encountered teenage drivers racing down Thousand Oaks Boulevard towards Agoura High around 1 p.m., obviously trying to get back to school on time. They come racing up to the rear of your car, trying to get around traffic, which 45 should be the speed limit. When […]

Rotary run will benefit international clean water projects

In the United States, clean water is as close as the nearest faucet. But in many countries, access to potable water in poor communities is limited or unavailable. In fact, more than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have usable water, resulting in illness and nearly 2 million deaths per year, according to Edwin Velarde of the Rotary Club of Westlake […]

Christian women meet

The Westlake Chapter of Aglow International, a non-denominational Christian fellowship of women caring for women around the world, will present guest speaker Faith Murray from 9:15 a.m. to noon Fri., April 9 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Room, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Murray, who served as a psychologist in the Conejo Valley, had a private practice called Counseling […]

Fifth-graders go Colonial

Easter must wait

My family took out our Easter stuff last weekend, and I discovered that my Easter basket from childhood was missing. “You threw it out last year,” my wife said. “That’s my Easter basket from childhood,” I said. “I would NEVER throw that out.” My son found the Easter eggs in one of the boxes of decorations. He asked if he […]

Locals own swim meet

The third annual Ventura County Championships took place last week at the Ventura Aquatics Center. High school swimmers from across the county made it a record-setting day in the pool. Ventura finished first in the girls’ team competition with 299 points. Moorpark was second with 215 points. On the boys’ side, Oaks Christian dominated with 351 points. Thousand Oaks was […]