Drilling it home

If William “drill baby drill” Felsman’s recent rant about mooching by those who advocate the use of solar energy was intended to be a joke, I might have been amused, but sadly I believe it was the result of a Fox “news” thought process long on shortsightedness and self-centeredness but short on logic and understanding. We live in a world […]

Therapy dog brings joy, companionship to infirmed

Sophie is a pooch with a mission, as is her owner, Sandy Pedeflous. Sophie is a yellow Labrador retriever on the small side for her pedigree whose training as a therapy dog has made her a giant with bedridden patients, senior citizens and just about anybody who needs a little companionship and compassion. Pedeflous said she purchased the puppy for […]

Breakfast with Santa to benefit Conejo schools

Breakfast with Santa will take place on Sat., Dec. 4 at the Lazy Dog Café in The Oaks shopping center, 101 Freeway and Lynn Road, Thousand Oaks. There will be two seatings: 8 to 9 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance. There will be balloon twisting and face painting. The cost is […]

Tapping your innner Diva

The new online store called Sports Divas and Dudes creates original girls’ and women’s custom rhinestud soccer T-shirts, tank tops and accessories, as well as boys’ fun designs and heat transfers. The family-owned business has worked in wholesale and retails sales for more than 40 years. Soccer is their passion, but the owners of the business understand that not all […]

Blame placed on wholesaler

For the second time this year, water rates have gone up for the 65,000 customers of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. The LVMWD board of directors said at its Nov. 23 meeting that the rate hike is needed to cover an increase in the cost of wholesale supplies from the Metropolitan Water District of South- ern California. The 8-cent […]

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Westlake lacrosse registration begins

Westlake High School Lacrosse and the Westlake Lacrosse Boys Youth Program for grades three through eight will have registration for the spring 2011 season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at the Westlake High School mezzanine, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road. Lacrosse equipment also will be available for purchase. See www.westlakewarrior lacrosse.com.

JGirl invites public to attend holiday sale

JGirl lingerie and cosmetics is offering 20 percent off an entire purchase order through the holiday season. The store has candles in different scents, body scrubs and lotions, the Hanky Panky table, jewelry, and bras and panties for holiday dresses and outfits. Cosabella, La Perla and Betsey Johnson are some of the brands available. Expert bra fitters can fit customers […]

Schwarz named mayor in Agoura

Mayor Pro Tem Harry Schwarz took the oath of office as the new Agoura Hills Mayor during Tuesday night’s City Council reorganization at city hall. A room full of dignitaries, residents, friends and family members looked on. After pledging to expand upon the many programs and projects implemented last year by former Mayor Bill Koehler, Schwarz, announced some lofty goals […]

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