THURS., OCT. 10 Brandeis Conejo Valley 10 a.m. at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive. Fall luncheon and boutique. Guest speaker: Los Angeles Times writer Patt Morrison. Admission $70. Contact: Barbara. Phone: 818.991. 2667. Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Tracy Dunbar of Citizens United for Education […]

Angela Cutbill’s long involvement with LVUSD gives campaign strength

Election 2013 Las Virgenes Unified School District

Angela Cutbill hopes her vast experience as a leader in Las Virgenes Unified School District will land her a seat Nov. 5 on the LVUSD Board of Education. She’s been involved with local public schools for 17 years. She served as parent-faculty association president for 12 consecutive years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She believes her insider […]

Life in the Single Lane

The scarlet letter Years ago I saw a movie titled “The Scarlet Letter,” based on the classic novel set in the 1660s. I was struck by the premise of the film, in which Demi Moore plays a married woman who becomes pregnant long after her husband has supposedly died. As a result, she is branded as an adulteress, having to […]

Book signing for Big Brothers

Hugo’s restaurant in Agoura Hills will have a book signing party and fundraiser with author Lissa Coffey during happy hour, from 5 to 7 p.m., Tues., Oct. 15 at 5046 Cornell Road. Coffey wrote “The Perfect Balance Diet: 4 Weeks to a Lighter Body, Mind, Spirit and Space.” Proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura […]

Lions roar on golf links

President’s dinner raises funds for Channel Islands Foundation

BLACK TIE—Above, Cal State University Channel Islands President Richard R. Rush greets President’s Scholar John Butzer, a CSUCI sophomore during a fundraising gala on Sat., Oct. 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Right, Carrick Dehart of Ventura bids on a silent auction item. The 14th annual dinner and Channel Islands Foundation premier fundraiser included a cocktail reception, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole five surfboards valued at $1,400 from the porch of a home on Lake Lindero Drive Sept. 28. A burglar stole $3,000 worth of jewelry and caused $100 in damage to get into a home on Defender Drive Sept. 26. A thief took $600 worth of jewelry and a Social Security card, and caused $200 in damage […]

Six steps to beautiful landscape next season


Don’t let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of the following changes into your fall landscape care. You’ll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort. Cut the grass, recycle fall leaves and improve the soil with a pass of the lawn mower. Shred leaves and leave them on the […]

Girls, teens prepare to enter pageant

Winners to compete in national event in Florida

Girls and teens are sought to represent their city or county at the Miss or Miss Teen California International Pageants. Crowning Glory Productions Inc. is a nonprofit organization and the producer of the Miss and Miss Teen California International Pageants. Winners go on to compete at the national pageant in Jacksonville, Fla. No experience is necessary. The pageants are open […]

First church performance a success


For an afternoon last month, exceptional cello music filled the beautiful sanctuary of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks. On Sept. 22, the much anticipated first performance in a series presented by the Great Music at Ascension Committee was filled to capacity. As the audience brought itself to total silence, the concert opened with Joyce Geeting’s graceful and at times […]

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