Kari Tam wins Park Ranger scholarship

Kari Tam of Thousand Oaks was recently awarded the Park Rangers Association of California scholarship. Tam is currently a student at Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo.

Westlake Village senior does his part to keep community clean

Equipped with a grabber tool, a trash bag and his iPod, Frank “Tom” Turner starts nearly every day by picking up litter along a three-mile stretch of paths and sidewalks in his Westlake Village neighborhood. The 73-year-old retired animal control officer hums country tunes while he works. For the past eight years, Turner has reached into gutters and bushes to […]

Red Cross honors nine volunteers

The American Red Cross Ventura County Chapter recently honored nine local volunteers who demonstrated dedication to the chapter and the community. The volunteers provide leadership and support for various humanitarian efforts, including emergency preparedness, service to the armed forces, and health and safety services. Following are the 2010 Volunteer Award recipients. Volunteer Fundraiser Award: Liz Beaudion of Camarillo for exceptional […]


Yoga fundraiser to benefit Agoura dance team

The Power of Yoga in Agoura Hills is offering special teen/ adult yoga and pilates classes Mondays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. starting Sept. 20. The entire $10 fee will be donated to the Agoura High School Competitive Dance Team. Accredited instructors will rotate one-hour classes to offer a fusion of benefits. The classes will feature either 60 minutes of […]

Former Oak Park lacrosse coach hired at TOHS

The Thousand Oaks High athletic department has hired Jonathan Oswaks as the next head lacrosse coach at the school. A Long Island native, Oswaks has a lifetime of lacrosse experience both as a player and a coach. Oswaks played on the Long Island and New York State high school championship teams at Elmont Memorial High. With NCAA experience both at […]

Man and beast march to help cancer patients, families

Heritage Valley Festival to showcase quilts

“Picture This: Pictorial Quilts (and more) of Ventura County” is the theme for the 12th annual Heritage Valley Festival of Quilts from Sept. 26 through Jan. 9, 2011, at the California Oil Museum, 1001 E. Main St., in historic downtown Santa Paula. The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit showcases the variety […]

Choose your own way

“The last of the human freedoms— to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor Frankl Viktor Frankl’s confinement in a Nazi prison camp qualifies him to make the above statement. He discovered that while others around us may be able to control our immediate environment, including the conditions we encounter, they cannot […]

Seminar on prostate health

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will host a seminar on “Prostate Health” from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 23 on the lower level of The Oaks mall near Macy’s Home/Men’s Department Store, Thousand Oaks. Enter the mall by the Johnny’s Rocket restaurant. James Pero, MD, urologist, on staff at Los Robles Hospital, will speak on the various symptoms, […]

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