2010-04-29

‘Danger of Raising Nice Kids’ seminar scheduled



Family coach, speaker and author Timothy Smith will be leading a parenting seminar, “The Danger of Raising Nice Kids: Preparing Your Children to Change Their World,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., May 1 at Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks, 2697 Lavery Court, Newbury Park. The program is for parents of children ages 2 to 17 who want more than “nice” […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Someone placed animal organs in a mailbox on Penrod Drive April 21. Burglars stole two computers valued at $2,700 from a business in the 5300 block of Derry Avenue April 20. The culprits caused $400 in damage to get into the business. Thieves siphoned $60 worth of gas from a truck parked in the 29300 block of Agoura Road […]

Caregivers need support



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is offering a free seminar for people affected by cancer, “Care for the Caregiver with Molly Rockey” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. tomorrow, April 30 at The Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The workshop will cover the five ways cancer caregivers can keep themselves healthy and in balance, and in doing so take better […]

Whiskey club has good taste



Whisky Business, a whisky tasting club, will host its next tasting at 6 p.m. Fri., May 21 at Eric’s Restaurant, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The event offers anyone interested a chance to learn more about whisky in a relaxed setting. The tasting will focus on Scotch, a whisky made in Scotland. William Terry, general manager of Wades […]

Big Sunday offers big opportunities to volunteer



Volunteers will be out in force to sort clothing, toys, school supplies, backpacks, baby items, nonperishable food and other donated items at the wrap up of this year’s “Big Sunday” event at several locations in Los Angeles County and Conejo Valley on May 1 and 2. Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank in Thousand Oaks, will sort and collect food […]

Ask the Arborist



Q. This question comes from Tom in Agoura. He wrote, “I have three camphor trees in my rear yard and one of them has started to bear black berries in very large quantities. “To compound the problem, the tree has attracted squirrels that are systematically stripping it of most of its vegetation in order to get to the berries. What […]


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