Mother’s legacy inspires daughters to run for cancer cure

On Feb. 11, more than 1,000 people will join two daughters whose mother died from pancreatic cancer to remember those affected by the disease. On the fourth anniversary of Pamela Bardwil’s passing, daughters Kristen and Jessica will join with The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, for the fourth annual Pancreatic Cancer Research Run in […]


Chabad opens food bank to feed families

Three volunteers methodically advanced from one table to the next, glancing at shopping lists and filling grocery orders in a large room at Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura on a recent Wednesday. Within less than an hour, about 60 large paper bags destined for struggling families were filled with requested food items and ready for pickup. “Anyone living in […]

Meeting to discuss foster parenting

The Human Services Agency of Ventura County will present a foster parenting informational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., Jan. 24 at 855 Partridge Drive, Ventura. There are more than 600 children in Ventura County that need foster homes. For more information, call (805) 654-3456 or go to www.vchsa.org/foster.

Writer speaks at AAUW brunch

The Ventura County AAUW Inter-Branch Council will host a brunch at 9 a.m. Sat., Jan. 28 at the Westlake Hyatt Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Lauren Gravitz will speak on “When the Journalist Takes on Science, Science Take on a Whole New Perspective!” Gravitz is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Economist, Christian Science Monitor […]

Saxer family to reunite on stage

If you’ve lived in the Conejo Valley for any length of time and have seen a locally produced musical theater production, chances are you’ve come across someone with the last name of Saxer. The Saxers are akin to theater royalty in the area, but the characters they’ve portrayed over the years are for everyman. The Saxers will put on a […]

Some perspective on Calabasas City Council situation

The current Calabasas City Council members have a vested interest in choosing someone to replace departing Councilmember Wolfson who will not be competition for them in the next election and someone who represents their own viewpoints. This means that it is virtually impossible for them to objectively choose someone to who represents the citizens of Calabasas rather than their own […]

Volunteers needed to help restore native habitat

The Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council needs volunteers to assist in the restoration of native habitat on Saddle Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Sat., Jan. 14. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and should bring water, a lunch snack and sun screen. As work will entail the […]

Video contest makes a difference

Young people ages 12 through 25 are invited to submit videos about making a difference and creating positive community change for the youth advocacy group Straight Up Ventura County’s 2012 video contest. The videos should explore topics such as how to create positive peer pressure, what activities can bring awareness to destructive decisions, or people that have been an inspiration […]

Childbirth and newborn classes in T.O.

Conejo Valley Adult School’s Pregnancy, Perinatal and Newborn Program will host a newborn class for parents and infants under three months of age Wed., Jan. 11 and a childbirth preparation series from 10 a.m. to noon starting Sat., Jan. 14 at the Horizon Hills campus, 33 Greta St., Room 11, Thousand Oaks. The newborn class will offer support for new […]

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