2013-11-07

Cream rises to the top in Nov. 5 vote



The local city council and school board elections have come and gone. The voters, it appears, chose wisely. With 20 years of service on the Agoura Hills City Council and a new four-year term ahead of him, Mayor Denis Weber brings a new list of goals that he wants to tackle. But the longest-serving politician in city history also remains […]

Honoring our heroes

Veterans recall fierce battles in WWII, Korea


War came reluctantly to a pair of veterans who now reside at Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills. They hadn’t planned to join the armed forces, but were willing to do their part when circumstances called them to duty. Arnold Seretan, 94, was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army who took part in a pivotal World War II battle in […]

Thrift shop sale to feature outrageous holiday sweaters



Assistance League of Conejo Valley Thrift Shop will present its Outrageous Holiday Sweater Event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Nov. 16 at 783 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Volunteers have been creating pretty, cute, ugly and funny hand-decorated holiday sweaters, which will be for sale at thrift-shop prices. All profits from the event will support Operation School […]

Festivalfilms all shot on location in Conejo Valley

. Cal Lutheran and Thousand Oaks Library to screen movies

Conejo Valley Film Festival II, featuring five movies with scenes that were shot locally, will be held over two days in two locations. Three classic movies will be shown on Sat., Nov. 16 in the Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Lane, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. “ It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” an epic comedy celebrating its 50th anniversary, […]

Holiday traditions have meaning




My hands worked over a mound of honey-colored dough, kneading it across a board awash in the warm sunlight of a fall afternoon. The enticing aroma of focaccia bread hung heavy in the quiet hum of tradition. In a sense, I felt connected with countless others who’ve smiled deep within their souls in the satisfaction of such a moment. Traditions, […]


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