Friends grateful for one more Thanksgiving


There will be a member of the Thanksgiving gathering at my rural Santa Monica Mountains home this year who will rank as “guest of honor,” even if she lolls under the table drowsily inhaling all the great aromas then snores loudly through the pumpkin pie and coffee finale. No one will complain if she shirks dishwashing duties or exhibits an […]

College Corner

With early action and early decision applications submitted, many students are moving on to UC and CSU applications, which are due Nov. 30. There are also a number of schools with Dec. 1 deadlines, including University of Washington and University of Texas. If you want to be considered for a scholarship at USC and some other colleges, you also need […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Nov. 23: Thanksgivingbreak-no schoolMon., Nov. 26: Intramural basketball and dodgeball/gym/lunchTues., Nov. 27: Faculty meeting/A1/lunchTalent show rehearsals/ Gbuilding/3 p.m.Wed., Nov. 28: Aiming Highmeeting/D1/lunch“Phantom of the Opera” auditions/ music room/3:30 p.m.Talent show rehearsals/ Gbuilding/3 p.m.Thurs., Nov. 29: Model Schoolsmeeting/K4/3 p.m.Talent show/G building/7 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesFri., Nov. 23: Thanksgivingrecess-no schoolMon., Nov. 26: STAR for healthclasses/periods 1 through 3SATS meeting, safety andribbon-cutting/9 […]

Oak Park couples can get marriage licenses in T.O.

East County lovebirds will no longer have to take wing to Ventura if they want to obtain a marriage license. Beginning in January, the county clerk’s office will have a representative at Thousand Oaks City Hall twice week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., who will issue marriage licenses by appointment and provide copies of vital […]

Give a Bear, Warm a Heart

Girl Scout Troop 619 will present its third annual “Give a Bear, Warm a Heart” holiday event from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 16 at Thousand Oaks Builda Bear at The Oaks shopping center, 550 W. Hillcrest Drive. Participants will choose a pre-paid bear to stuff and be donated to a needy child at Casa Pacifica. All participants will […]

Santa train collects toys

Kris Kringle will be riding aboard the Fillmore & Western Railway Co. Santa Train, powered by a Baldwin 1913 vintage steam locomotive, from Ventura to Fillmore on Sat., Nov. 24. Santa’s first stop will be at the Montalvo Metrolink Platform in East Ventura at 5 p.m. After a 20-minute stop so Santa can visit with children and their families, the […]

Survivors of suicide share grief, coping mechanisms

Westlake water tank pursued despite opposition

. $500K design phase begins

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District officials voted 4-1 to authorize a $500,000 contract with engineering firm AECOM of Camarillo to design the new 5-million-gallon tank that will be built above the Three Springs community of Westlake Village. At its Nov. 13 meeting the water board also adopted a series of new rate hikes. District director Barry Steinhardt opposed both […]

New technology to help landfill recycling

Calabasas Landfill officials are exploring new technologies that would extract organic ingredients from garbage dumped at the site and use it to create renewable energy. At a recent meeting of the Environmental Commission in Calabasas, Walter McKinney, president of Valencia-based Clean Waste Technologies, gave a presentation about innovations in recycling and waste management and how they can benefit the Calabasas […]

The Other Side of 50

Seniors drive food-shopping growth

Visiting my parents in New Hampshire this week, I spent a lot of time in the grocery store. As a matter of fact, we shopped for groceries every single day. According to industry experts, seniors are the most frequent shoppers, averaging more shopping trips annually than any other cohort. Why? Possibly because seniors are less able to carry heavy bags […]

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