Flying Squirrel

Nonstop or not?

If the Flying Squirrel were flying from Agoura to Santa Barbara, would he choose a nonstop flight or a connecting one with a layover in the city of Ventura? Clearly this is an absurd question. There’s no commercial airport in Agoura or Ventura. And of course he would choose nonstop. But I bring up this ridiculously hypothetical query because in […]

Kids learn teamwork at summer camp

A look at the Spirit working among Catholics

A program titled “From Vatican II to Pope Francis: How God’s Spirit Moves the Church in the World Today” will be presented Wed., Sept. 18 at the Serra Center, Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. Hospitality will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the presentation from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Kenan Osborn, author, speaker and theologian, will […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $300 remotecontrol truck from the garage of a home on Meadow Vista Way Aug. 4. A vandal caused $75 in damage shattering the side window of a car parked on Agoura Road Aug. 4. Someone scratched the paint of a vehicle parked near a business in the 23800 block of Calabasas Road July 29. […]

Family men

Play it school

If he wasn’t practicing math, he was reading. If he wasn’t reading, he was writing. If he wasn’t writing, he was organizing school supplies. And if he had spare time, he slept—but only if the “School Success Stories” CD was playing softly in his ear. Fifth grade is a giant leap for an elementary school student, and my 10-year-old son […]

Car show supports cops

Red Line Corvettes, in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Police Department and the Conejo Recreation and Parks District, will host the 20th annual All Corvette Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 at Conejo Creek Park, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This event supports the Thousand Oaks Police Explorer Program and Hospice of the Conejo. The […]

Lunch and fashions for women

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection invites all ladies to attend the luncheon “Jack’s Shoes and Purses on Parade” from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 11 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Jack’s Shoes of Westlake Village will present fall fashions of shoes and purses. Bob Perez is the guest singer. Lisa Toney, public […]

Pavley will have to dig deeper to win support for anti-fracking legislation

Despite her support for environmental causes, state Sen. Fran Pavley was the target last week of anti-fracking protesters who feel the Calabasas Democrat hasn’t done enough to keep the controversial oil drilling practice under control. About 50 people staged a protest at Pavley’s local headquarters urging the senator to strengthen her latest bill that attempts to put fracking under closer […]

Learn to square dance

The Buckles and Bows Square Dance Club of Thousand Oaks will offer beginner square dance classes Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from Sept. 3 through May 2014 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Classes will not meet Dec. 24 and 31. New students can begin within the first three weeks. Beginning square […]

Residents twist and shout, enjoy Fab fun

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