A fond(ish) farewell to the incandescent light bulb

I’ve had bad memories of the incandescent light bulb ever since third grade, so the recent news that the 40- and 75-watt versions of the bulb will be phased out in 2014 didn’t upset me in the least. It all began with my science fair that year. I was at a loss for a project idea. At dinner one night […]

Oak Park year in review

Aside from taking steps to address ongoing school traffic problems, repaving Kanan Road and enhancing landscaping and repairing sidewalks to beautify their community, elected representatives in Oak Park cruised through 2013 without any major changes or controversies. In August, Ventura County launched a new Kanan Shuttle bus service that loops back and forth between the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills […]

Art Guild hosts show

The Westlake Village Art Guild annual Members’ Show will run from Jan. 4 though 28 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The exhibit will be open to the public Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The artists reception and awards will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 12. The […]

Remembering loved ones

PEACEFUL—Peggy Skomal provides music during the Candlelight Service of Remembrance at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Dec. 8.

Westlake and LVMWD year in review

The City of Westlake Village is on target to open a new major shopping center in 2014. A center with Target, that is. In addition to a Target store and about 30 other businesses, the Shoppes at Westlake Village will have an In-N-Out Burger drive-thru restaurant. The center is being built on 21 acres of land at Russell Ranch Road […]

Merry Christmas!

I’ve been in the holiday spirit more than ever this year. It’s easy. I’m a member of a service club. Love and compassion for others— especially children—was on display last Saturday when the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks hosted “Santa Comes to the Neighborhood.” It happened at the Neighborhood for Learning, 110 S. Conejo School Road, near The Lakes shopping […]

Chamber in holiday spirit

Calabasas Chamber of Commerce leaders, local officials, business representatives and residents gathered at a holiday open house Dec. 19 to partake in seasonal fun. More than 160 people attended the event at the Chamber offices in Old Town Calabasas to mingle, and have food and drinks provided by local restaurants. Founded in 1955, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is a […]

Political Cartoon

CLU offers workshop for veterans

California Lutheran University will launch its Veterans Entrepreneurship Institute in January by offering 10 three-hour Saturday workshops for military veterans. Nelson Pizarro, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship in CLU’s School of Management, will help veterans to build on the discipline, commitment and leadership they developed through military service. Skills such as entrepreneurial thinking will help participants start their own businesses […]


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