2012-12-27

Training starts at foundation



Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties has a shortage of volunteer Wish Granters in South Santa Barbara County and is accepting volunteer applications and hosting trainings. Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope and joy. Wish Granters go out in teams of two to meet with the wish child and family to learn […]

Retiring water district manager praised




With his calm and informed leadership, John Mundy solved problems and introduced new ideas that benefited both the employees and ratepayers of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, said community representatives at a gathering honoring the retiring LVMWD general manager on Dec. 12. Mundy, who turned 60 in October, has been at the district for 16 years and was appointed […]

Local kids measure up



Hats off to the New Year



Strawberry Festival opens poster contest



The 2013 California Strawberry Festival is seeking submissions for the official poster contest of its 30th anniversary celebration, with a prize purse of $2,000 and a getaway package for two awarded to the winner. The deadline is Mon. Jan. 7. The winning poster will be available for purchase and the design will be on T-shirts and promotional items during the […]

Smooth jazz player at home in T.O.




After touring across the globe for two decades with some of the biggest rock bands and soloists, saxophonist Steven Eugene Grove found his happy place in the Conejo Valley. “Chillaxing,” he says in the tranquility of his home studio. Grove, better known as Euge Groove, recently completed a new smooth jazz album called “House of Groove.” “It’s really peaceful and […]

Photography classes begin



The Thousand Oaks Photo Group is offering basic digital photography instruction in a three-class series from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Wed., Jan. 9, Feb. 6 and March 6 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Classes are free to members of the Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club and The Thousand Oaks Photo Group. Yearly membership […]

2012 Photo Gallery



Solid wood furnishings distinguish PTS




   Once known for selling only pool tables, the PTS Furniture store has evolved during its 32 years in business into a premier retailer with several full lines of furnishings, the majority made out of solid wood.     The Thousand Oaks store is a family-run business. Joe and Pat Paulucci, Agoura Hills residents, opened a small shop called the Pool […]

Winners named in water district poster contest



Two local students will have their posters featured in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 2013 calendar. Liane Lee, a fourth-grader at Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas, and Alexa Ambrosio from Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills submitted winning posters that express the need to save water. Liane’s poster, a colorful watercolor, depicts two California otters floating […]