Art show in T.O.

An art exhibit titled “The Gift of Art . . . A Keepsake of a Lifetime” is on display through Sun., Jan. 5 at the The Conejo Valley Art Museum, inside the Janss Marketplace, 197 N Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. A percentage of sales will benefit the Conejo Valley Art […]

Guns send us down wrong path

I just read that gun violence has tripled since the ’80s. What a surprise. According to the Motion Picture Academy, some PG-13 ratings will be changed to R. Instead of making better movies, their solution is to change the rating. They also state—something I as a Christian have known for a long time—that repeated violence causes a desensitizing of violence. […]

Students learn tolerance at Holocaust museum

Five Oak Park High School students won a prestigious opportunity from the Anti-Defamation League. Maris Paden, Rachel Cohen, Michelle Velasquez, Ben Winck and Russell Tagawa were invited to attend the ADL’s Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission in Washington, D.C. Nov. 17-20. The students, all juniors at the school, were among 100 student delegates chosen by the ADL to participate […]

The sights and sounds of Chr istmas

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $500 iPad and $300 briefcase containing a birth certificate, passport, checkbook and driver’s license from a car parked on Medea Lane Nov. 27. A vandal caused $550 in damage to the hatchback window of a car parked on Rock Tree Drive Nov. 24. Calabasas A shopper at the Calabasas Commons reported Dec. 5 that […]

OPHS starts e-waste program

To maintain its commitment to “green” operations, the Oak Park Unified School District is rolling out a new e-waste recycling program. Superintendent Tony Knight said the school recognizes that electronic waste and household batteries must always be recycled. “These items should never be placed in the trash as they end up in landfills, where they can leach out hazardous materials […]


THURS., DEC. 19 Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Club’s annual holiday potluck. Phone: 805.373.1330. FRI., DEC. 20 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. Bring donation of new, unwrapped toy suitable for a child between ages 1 and 18. Raffe, with proceeds going […]

New Target center to get In-N-Out

The hamburger fast food chain In-N-Out Burger is coming to the new Shoppes at Westlake Village shopping center on Russell Ranch Road. Following a Dec. 11 hearing, the City Council approved the drive-thrurestaurantwitha4to 1 vote on the premise that despite its impact on traffic, the business will help the new shopping center thrive. “To me it’s bringing vitality. . . […]

Charity brings smiles to needy kids

Shoe boxes filled with goodies are going out to needy children around the world this Christmas, thanks in part to the generosity of local residents. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide nonprofit that each year collects the shoe boxes—both virtual ones filled by online donors and the cardboard variety filled with gifts dropped off at centers across the U.S.— and […]

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