Students honor veterans

In a red, white and blue Veterans Day Celebration, Oaks Christian School honored American veterans and paid tribute to an Oaks family whose son died in service. U. S. Navy Captain Brad “Brick” Conners was the master of ceremonies for the Veterans Day Chapel that was attended by more than 1,400 OCS students, invited guests and veterans. The OCS Boy […]

How to detect cancer in pets

November is nationally recognized as Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and Oak Park Veterinary Hospital is supporting the effort by offering reduced fees on cancer diagnostics and treatment. Each year, approximately 6 million dogs, and almost the same number of cats, will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. By comparison, approximately one million new cancer diagnoses are made each […]

Congregants share rewarding experience

At Congregation Or Ami’s recent Mitzvah Day, 325 Comfort Bags were created. Under the supervision of Mitzvah Day chairs Laurie Tragen-Boykoff and Cathy Spencer and 30 volunteers, participants filled the bags with new clothes, toiletries, books, games, journals, toys, a decorated “sweet dreams” pillowcase and a personalized card. The Comfort Bags have been donated to social workers who will give […]

Police scrutiny

After reading last week’s letter from Joyce Kiel, I had to include my recent experience driving up Kanan road as well. A few weeks ago, at 9 a.m., the stop signals at Kanan and the freeway were flashing red, which only worsened the backup of traffic. As I sat waiting for traffic to move, I noticed two sheriff’s officers—one on […]

Ice rink opens atThe Lakes

The Holiday Ice Rink is open at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks shopping center, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The rink will remain open throughout the holiday season until Mon., Jan. 21, 2013. Tickets to the rink can be purchased online or onsite at the ice rink ticket window. General admission is $9 and skate rentals are $4. Group rates […]

Gift wrap for a cause

United Cancer Advocacy Action Network (UCAAN) will host its fourth annual Gift Wrap 4 a Cause fundraiser from Nov. 23 through Dec. 24 at the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 23 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Mon., Dec. 24 between Sears and Shelter Hope Pet […]


Gym to help autistic people iFlextrain Fitness for Autism Gym has opened in Newbury Park to deliver fitness training for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Classes are taught by Coach David Igliori, a fitness trainer and former boxer who lives in Newbury Park. The gym incorporates body, mind and social training through fitness by using small group fitness […]

Bikers vs. hikers

There is an obvious conflict between mountain bikers and hikers. Cheeseboro was dumbed down this summer by a bulldozer that plowed the rough spots out of trails, making it easier for hikers and faster, but less difficult for bikers. While it is very important that hikers are kept safe, it is also important that we leave some room for young […]

Volunteers needed for Holiday Home Tour

. Event benefits local cancer patients and their families

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is seeking volunteers for its 21st annual Holiday Homes Tour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2. The self-guided tour is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers with proceeds providing cancer support and education, free of charge, to local cancer patients and […]

Squirrel of the Month

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