Van Dykes to marshal Reyes Adobe Days

Barry Van Dyke and his son Wes will be the grand marshals of the sixth annual Reyes Adobe Days in Agoura Hills. A kickoff for the event was Aug. 17 at the historic Reyes Adobe rancho and museum. Reyes Adobe Days is a threeday, city-sponsored family festival featuring entertainment, music, cultural activities and recreation for all ages. The festivities will […]

Art is a business, too

Twenty Ventura County artists will receive the opportunity to learn how to thrive in the “Mastering the Business of Art” training program offered Fri., Sept. 24 and Oct. 22 at the Ventura County Community Foundation office, 1317 Del Norte Road, Ste. 150, Camarillo. The program is sponsored by the Ventura County Community Foundation, the foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership and […]

Boys & Girls Clubs set up shop at Chaparral

Children who attend programs offered by the Boys & Girls Club at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas will have more room to roam when school resumes Sept. 1. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes runs after school and vacation programs at four middle schools in the Thousand Oaks area. The organization opened a satellite club at […]

Notes on compost

In response to G. Brennan’s letter to the editor Aug. 12, I would like to make the following comments. The Las Virgenes Composting Facility was dedicated in September 1994, and at that time it was the state-of-the-art in handling solid wastewater treatment waste. The plant treats approximately 8,000 wet tons per year, of which 2,500 wet tons come from the […]

Surfers put on an air show at Point Mugu

Denim Dig to benefit people in need

Charities to unearth blue jean treasures

The Great Denim Event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 28 at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. The Great Denim Dig will start promptly at 4 p.m. in center court in front of Hollister and Nordstrom. Since July 26, The Oaks has asked shoppers and employees to donate their gently used or new denim […]

Roll up, roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour

Home synagogue will appeal

Oak Park Chabad still wants to expand

Leaders of the Oak Park Chabad still hope to expand operations at their neighborhood synagogue on Conifer Street. The religious organization has filed an appeal asking the Ventura County Board of Supervisors to overturn a July 29 planning commission decision that denied the Chabad permission to increase attendance at its Oak Park shtibl, or neighborhood synagogue. Chabad has operated the […]

Oak Park worried about field lab

Back in the late 1940s, the Santa Susana Field Lab in the Simi Hills began testing nuclear reactors, rockets and missiles within a few miles of what is now Oak Park. The site was chosen for its physical remoteness, but today, because of population growth, at least 500,000 people live within 10 miles of the facility. In past decades, the […]

Up for grabs

Marmonte League fall preview: Girls’ volleyball

Youth will be served. And the youth will do plenty of serving—as well as spiking, digging and passing. The pursuit for first place in the Marmonte League will be fierce among the eight girls’ volleyball teams. With few returning senior leaders, younger players will have key roles in 2010. Although most coaches peg Thousand Oaks High to reign supreme, defending […]

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