2012-11-29

2012-11-29 E-Edition

Communities unite to feed the hungry

Food pantries in a holiday mood


Volunteers throughout the region are collecting and preparing holiday food deliveries for families in need. Although holiday cheer is important, the gathering of food and the supplying of balanced meals for less fortunate residents is a year-round endeavor at local food banks and pantries. “I cannot think of a better thing to do than ensure that people have something to […]

Holidays in a hurry



Friendship Circle honors hometown inspiration



Boats light up for harbor holiday parade



Ventura Harbor Village will host the 36th annual Ventura Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks at 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 14 and 15. The Winter Wonderland and Holiday Marketplace will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15. The two-day celebration features a Parade of Lights Carnival on the Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn, visits by […]

Festival celebrates the light



California Lutheran University’s annual Sankta Lucia Festival will take place at 11:25 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 6 in Samuelson Chapel, near Olsen Road and Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus. The Swedish ceremony, which has been part of the university’s holiday celebrations since its early years, pays homage to the Christian martyr who died at the stake on Dec. 13, […]

Calabasas completes Safe Routes to School

Keeping an eye out for students

As part of an ongoing program to increase student safety, the City of Calabasas—in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Las Virgenes Unified School District—held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 26 at the intersection of Old Topanga Canyon Road and the entrance of the Calabasas High School parking lot to recognize traffic improvements that have […]

Chamber offers seminar on social networks



The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Westlake Village offers Wednesday Lunch and Learn business seminars at the Janet Levett Conference Center, 600 Hampshire Road, Ste. 202, Westlake Village. The next seminar, Online Social Networking for Business: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5. Moriah Scoble from Symbiocracy.com will discuss online social networking […]

Fundraising to support USO stopover for troops at LAX



Conejo Valley residents Monica and Jack Elliott have been raising money for various local causes for the past 12 years with the help of individuals and businesses. Some of the beneficiaries of the funds raised so far include Casa Pacifica, foster homes, the Agoura Animal Shelter, Juanamaria Elementary in Ventura, Fillmore High School and victims of Hurricane Katrina. This year […]

Tree lighting event remembers loved ones



Hospice of the Conejo will host its 32nd annual Tree Lighting and Speaking of the Names ceremony on Tues., Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the food court patio at The Oaks mall. Refreshments and music by the Westlake High School choral group are planned. The Tree of Life stands as a symbol of love and hope during the holiday […]


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