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 […]


THURS., JAN. 12 Independent Writers Of Southern California 10 a.m. to noon at Sherwood Country Club, Golf Club meeting room, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Critique for writers. RSVP required. Email: sharon_ schnell@yahoo.com. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley. Guest speaker Jerry English, “reel” cowboy of Santa Susana […]

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