Cinnamon is the spice of life

Ceylon cinnamon, a spice derived from the bark of a tree native to Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) has a rich recorded history. In the book of Exodus, God instructs Moses to make a holy anointing oil using cinnamon, cassia and olive oil. In ancient Egypt, the embalming process involved cinnamon. Wealthy Romans used the spice in their funeral […]

City signs $255,000 deal with Secural

Company provides parking enforcement

The Calabasas City Council has approved a new professional services agreement with Secural Security Corp. For the past four years, Secural has provided parking enforcement for the city, and security and patrol services at special city events and at municipal facilities. According to a city report, the company’s knowledge of local events and the expertise and care it displays in […]

Elder to discuss Chumash maritime culture

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority will present a free talk by Chumash elder Alan Salazar titled “Chumash Maritime Culture—Past, Present and Future” at 7:30 p.m. Tues., July 15 at the stone amphitheater at Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Salazar has worked as a Native American consultant to protect archaeological sites throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, […]

Foundation helps families affected by pediatric cancer

A relationship between a “Transformers” movie and a cancer support organization might not be obvious to some people, but for Jason and Heather Donatini, a matter of connecting the dots led them to start the Thousand Oaks-based Bumblebee Foundation. The nonprofit organization helps families dealing with pediatric cancer. It was established in memory of The Donatinis’ 4-yearold son, Jarren, who […]

Public workshop for 101 Freeway project

The City of Agoura Hills Public Works Department will conduct a public workshop for the U.S.101/Palo Comado Canyon Road Interchange Project at 6 p.m. today, July 10, in the Agoura Hills council chambers, 30001 Ladyface Court. The workshop will give community members an update on the proposed interchange improvements. A question-and-answer session will take place after the presentation. Written questions […]

All hands on deck for Ventura’s Pirate Days

Grab yer doubloons and set sail to Ventura “Aarghbor” Village for the ninth annual Pirate Days Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 19 and 20 at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive. This year’s theme is “Hook, Jack and Tinker,” featuring a meet and greet with Tinkerbell. New events this year include a pirate wedding […]

Westlake hosts a star-spangled July 4

New Chamber board member

Greater Conejo Valley Chairman of the Board Leonard Greenlee of Baxter Healthcare has announced the appointment of Jack Lyons of Anthem Blue Cross to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Lyons is the director of individual and small group sales. The other board directors are: Kristen Davis, Rick Lemmo, Angel Robertson, Mary Guy, Matthew Midura, Yvonne Noblitt, Lisa Safaeinili, Margie Cochrane, […]

Can’t we just get along?

‘Let’s use some common sense and people don’t have to die on the road,’ bike safety advocate says.

Retired pro cyclist Dave Zabriskie of Westlake Village is on a mission to make roads safer for two wheels. Zabriskie, 35, is a Tour de France veteran and seven-time U.S. National Time Trial champion. Nicknamed “Captain America,” he became the first American cyclist to win stages in all three of the European grand tours in France, Italy and Spain. In […]

Cars, coffee and camaraderie

Conejo Valley Cars and Coffee, a social/conversation group, will meet from 7 to 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month at The Oaks mall parking lot opposite the Muvico Theaters on Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Free coffee will be provided. The group is for those who have a classic car, hot rod, exotic vehicle or just […]