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Meet fair’s favorite toymaker



Toymaker Gene West is celebrating his 16th year of sharing his craft at the Ventura County Fair. At his exhibit in the Youth Expo Building on the fairgrounds, children and families can play with his handmade toys. Pam Doss, assistant superintendant of the Youth Expo, calls West and his wife, Patricia, “the Santa and Mrs. Claus of the Ventura County […]

Life in the Single Lane



Show me the money It seems the recent topic of first-date disasters has paved the way for more discussion about dating challenges and exploits for those of us in the Single Lane. A few readers wrote in to say they were fortunate enough to have had some great first dates; N.C. from Thousand Oaks had hundreds of them. When he […]

‘Seussical’ musical is colorful, sweet




While most high school theater companies are on hiatus this summer, Bill Garrett has been busy directing his third annual summer theater program at Calabasas High School. Possessing one of the most impressive theater programs in the area, Calabasas has put on one stellar production after another during the school year and doesn’t let up in the summer. “A lot […]

Know cancer’s danger signs?



One study by the American Association for Cancer Research shows that one in four people who have had melanoma (skin cancer) do not use sunscreen when outside for more than one hour. The findings, recently presented at AACR’s annual meeting in Washington, also showed that 2 percent of melanoma sufferers still use tanning beds—something that has been reported to lead […]

Shooting investigation could take up to six months




Authorities have released the name of the deputy who fired his weapon at a hit-and-run suspect on June 15 in Westlake Village. Senior Dep. William Hutton, a veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, shot Rogelio Gutierrez on Agoura Road near Lakeview Canyon Road because he was in imminent danger of being hit by the man’s car, according to police. […]

At the Library



The Calabasas Library will offer the following summer programs at 200 Civic Center Way. All events are free and no tickets are required. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. At 6:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 6: Showing of a family movie. At noon on Thurs., Aug. 15: Lunchtime session of Yoga and You with Deanne Wenger. Wear comfortable […]

Local author to sign crime novel



Westlake Village resident Robert Weibezahl will sign copies of his new crime novel, “The Dead Don’t Forget,” at 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17 at Barnes & Noble in the Westlake Promenade, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The book features screenwriter Billy Winnekta, introduced in Weibezahl’s debut crime novel, “The Wicked and the Dead.” The new installment in the mystery […]

Calendar



THURS., AUG. 1 La Leche League Of Camarillo 10 a.m. Free breast-feeding support for pregnant and breast- feeding moms. Call for location. Phone: 805.504.3782. Democratic Club Of Camarillo 6:15 p.m. in Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road. Supervisor Kathy Long will give talk and present scholarships. Open to public. Phone: 805.484.6601. Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 7 p.m. in Goebel Adult […]


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