Treehouse club promotes friendship, charity, work ethics

On a quiet suburban street in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, a group of local children have created their own world under the cover of tree branches. Last fall, 9-year-old Jack Garabedian and 10-year-old Hogan Zuckerman built a tree fort in the Garabedians’ front yard with the help of Jack’s dad, Jim. Together they constructed a floor, a door […]

Seeking nominations for Unsung Hero Award

The Ventura County Community Foundation seeks nominations for the Kesa Ryono Unsung Hero Award to honor a Ventura County resident who works diligently and without fanfare to better the quality of life in the neighborhood. The award will be presented at the foundation’s third annual Community Leadership Awards ceremony in April, when the foundation recognizes organizations and individuals who have […]

Calabasas girls surging on soccer pitch

Are the Coyotes underdogs? Not anymore. The Calabasas High girls’ soccer team is no longer a pushover or patsy. No squad in the Marmonte League is hotter than the Coyotes. Calabasas (10-5-4 overall, 8-2-3 Marmonte) has won six straight matches entering tonight’s 6 p.m. regular-season finale against league champion Westlake. Third-year head coach Julie Scheppele, a CHS history teacher, has […]

Cope with hearing loss

One in five Americans suffers from hearing loss. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss cannot be reversed. Ellen Baker, hearing specialist, will discuss how to prevent hearing loss and how to cope with loss of hearing […]

Son stumping for local tea party

Last month I enjoyed a memorable experience—witnessing my son speak to the Thousand Oaks Tea Party at BJ’s restaurant in Westlake Village. Although Eric Eisenhammer has been the featured speaker at about 100 political functions, this was the first time he had addressed his hometown group. Eric, 29, the director of grassroots operations for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, graduated […]

More than fresh veggies at farmers market

The Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market is held Thursdays from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the east-end parking lot of The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive. New vendors have recently joined the market which offer artisan and whole wheat breads, goat cheeses, and sauces. Les Delices Du Four French Bakery offers more than 35 different breads, most made with organic […]

Save a life, adopt a shelter animal

The Camarillo animal shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, is open to the public every day except Tuesday. To adopt a shelter pet, visit the Ventura County Animal Services website at www.vcas.us to view the animals or call (805) 388-4341. VCAS is also working in partnership with Bark Avenue Foundation to staff a weekend Shelter Hope Pet Shop at the Janss Marketplace […]

Coyote hoops team motivated tofinish strong

Always be closing. The Calabasas High boys’ basketball team can secure an outright Marmonte League championship with a victory in tonight’s regular-season finale at Westlake. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Calabasas (22-3, 12-1 in league) is one game up on Royal (19-6, 11-2) in the Marmonte standings. The Highlanders, who lost twice this season to CHS, play at Agoura […]

Cabrillo’s ‘Ring of Fire’ showcases music of Johnny Cash

Show review

“Ring of Fire,” the Broadway show that celebrates the music of country music icon Johnny Cash, endeavors to encapsulate the life and times of “The Man in Black” through the songs of his vast repertoire. Cabrillo Music Theatre brought the production to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Fred Kavli Theatre. Cabrillo’s outstanding cast is headed by Jason Edwards, star […]

Confronting autism

A diagnosis of autism can be one of the most devastating diagnoses a parent can hear. The toll placed on the families and society is staggering. Statistics in the United States report that 1 in 110 children have autism today, and this rate is expected to rise. There are several factors researchers have looked at in attempting to uncover the […]

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