Festival poster contest open

The California Strawberry Festival is reaching out to artists with a fruitful proposition. Entries are being accepted for the official poster contest of the 31st annual celebration with a purse of $2,000 and four VIP event passes awarded to the winner. The entry deadline is Mon., Jan. 6, 2014. The winner will be notified Fri., Jan. 10. The design will […]

Weekly Torah study slated

Rabbi Paul Kipnes, Rabbi Julia Weisz and rabbinic intern Jonathan Rothstein-Fisch have started a weekly evening Torah study class at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 20 at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. Diving into the master stories of Jewish tradition, this drop-in class explores accounts of magic, murder, sex and steamy love scenes. Using contemporary […]

Cancer support programs

The Cancer Support Community will offer the following free programs of support and education for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village (unless otherwise noted). For more information or to register, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 5, James T. Martin, Ph.D., will discuss “Frankly Speaking […]

Trick or Treat

Second annual bootcamp aims to boost boomer knowledge

Nationally recognized speakers coming to T.O.

Part one of a two-part series In March, Dennis Wood received a call that he’d been dreading. His 87-year-old mother, who had been living with Parkinson’s disease for 25 years, had suddenly aspirated a piece of food—a potentially fatal complication caused by her waning ability to swallow. Fortunately, Wood said, a caregiver on duty in his mother’s West Los Angeles […]

Food truck brings healthy menu to school

Volunteers extraordinaire

Safe trick-or-treating

First Baptist Church and Academy will host Trunk or Treat, a safe family Halloween alternative, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Oct. 31 at 1250 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will have free candy, popcorn, prizes, old-fashioned games, inflated jumpers and face painting. Kids can come in costumes. Candy will be passed out in the parking lot were […]


New members on chamber board Kristen Davis, chair of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2013, recently announced she has appointed two new members to the Chamber’s board of directors. Thomas Lee is the general manager of the Sheraton Agoura Hills; Linda A. Donner is a senior administrator with Kaiser Permanente. Lee and Donner join a board that […]

Agoura Road property falls under eminent domain

The Agoura Hills City Council last week exercised its right to acquire private property on Agoura Road through the power of eminent domain. Assistant City Manager Nathan Hamburger said in a report to the City Council on Oct. 23 that Agoura Road must be widened from two to four lanes to reduce traffic congestion and provide an emergency bypass road […]