Conejo Quilters stitch for charity

Sewing machines replaced table settings in a banquet room at the Palm Garden Hotel on Aug. 20 as 40 Conejo Valley Quilters assembled quilts for charity during the group’s annual sew-in. Ironing stations, design walls and cutting tables were set up for quilters to use in the first stages of the quilt process. Sewing opportunities were also available for quilters […]

Raptors, lizards and dogs battle it out in Agoura


There was some sort of ruckus going on in the backyard of my rural Agoura home the other afternoon. Curious, I peeked out the newfangled “screen door” I had recently installed. This is not a door at all but two airy mesh panels thumb tacked to the door frame and whose open/ close mechanism is a series of magnets that […]

Adventists screen documentary on obesity

In the United States, 68 percent of adults age 20 and older are overweight or obese, while 31.7 percent of the nation’s children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese. Obesity contributes to five of the 10 leading causes of death in America. As part of its effort to help combat the obesity epidemic in the community, […]

Visionary set designer wants to give audiences authentic experience

Oliver “Brick” Price seeks realism when creating props, sets and miniatures for use by movie makers, museums and theme parks. The Calabasas resident has collaborated with NASA, Disney and the Smithsonian as the founder of WonderWorks Inc., which he and his wife, Laura, have run since 1977. The company has created film sets, props and visual effects for more than […]

doing battle for veterans

PASS—Westlake High football player Tomasi Laulile chases Del Oro quarterback Michael Moore during the Battle for Veterans football invitational on Fri., Aug. 31 at WHS. Right, Army Capt. Allen Gautier ceremonially swears in new recruits. Battle for Veterans is a nonprofit organization that assists wounded veterans.

Pet of the week

Jewish business leaders meet

Nosh, schmooze and make business connections within the growing nine-chapter community of Jewish business people, professionals, trades people and corporate executives at JNET on Wed., Sept. 12 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. JNET facilitates business relationships throughout the Conejo and San […]

YMCA moves ahead, but a lack of funds keeps progress in check

Before the Triunfo YMCA can be built in Westlake Village, the developer will need more financial support from sponsors and community members. That support has been slow in arriving. In 2007, the city and Triunfo YMCA embarked on a joint venture to build an 18-acre community park with a full-service athletic complex on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard […]

Agoura man tracks down old pals for elementary school reunion

A sentimental and grateful Agoura Hills resident has organized a reunion of the majority of the 1969 graduates from Welby Way Elementary School in West Hills. The former classmates will reunite on Sept. 8 to share memories of their unique elementary school experience and discover the many paths they have traveled over the past 43 years. Carl Kent of Agoura […]

Purchase a mystery masterpiece in fundraiser for Camarillo art center

Art patrons will have the chance to snag original artwork by one of 200 artists, including performers Daniel Stern, Howie Mandel, Ray Parker Jr. and Julie Carmen, for the price of a ticket to the Mystery Masterpiece gala on Sept. 28 at the SCIART Gallery at 2221 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The only catch is that guests must choose their piece […]