2014-07-24 E-Edition

Shoppes at Westlake retail center opens amid fanfare

Target open, other businesses are coming in the next few weeks

Early shoppers got their first glimpse of the Target store in Westlake Village on Tuesday. It’s the first business to open in the new 245,000-square-foot shopping center on Russell Ranch Road just north of the 101 Freeway. Other stores will be rolling out through Nov. 1, said Mike Tingus, president of Lee & Associates commercial real estate broker. Tuesday afternoon, […]

Artist spotlight at museum

The Conejo Valley Art Museum will offer the following events featuring artist Bob Privitt at the Janss Marketplace, Ste. 193C, by the food court, at 197 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Thurs., July 31 from 2 to 4 p.m., kids ages 9 to 13 can listen to the artist talking about his work. Free admission. Thurs., Aug. 14 from 7 […]

Biker-friendly congregation welcomes all

When he was younger, Rick Fish never thought he’d become a pastor, let alone create his own church. In 1996, while serving as a deacon at Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, he was sponsored by the church elders to become ordained as a minister. The following year he received a message that would change his life. In February 1997, when […]

Youth can register for fall running club

Parent volunteers are welcome to help during practices

United Cross Country youth running club is open to children ages 6 to 13. Runners compete in five age group categories. Registration will take place at the first practice at 9 a.m. Sat., July 27 at Lang Ranch Park, 3287 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks. Workouts take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as […]

Suspects charged in Oak Park burglaries

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two Oak Park men in connection with a July 16 burglary spree in the community. Jack Hannah, 19, and Eric Mantta, 18, were seen carrying stolen property and fleeing from a home in the 5300 block of Evanwood Avenue toward Kanan Road, a sheriff’s report said. The men are accused of burglarizing two homes on […]

Equine agility

HORSES IN FLIGHT—At right, Santa Barbara resident Ana Otanez, 18, leads her mount, Argintino La Hacienda Z, over a jump during the 48th annual Foxfield Riding School competition on July 19. Below, Agoura Hills resident Samantha Stutz, aboard Heaven Sent, takes part in the two-day show. The events were staged inside two rings with championships awarded in a multitude of […]

Fundraiser supports African women

The public is invited to join in an interactive “journey” at A Woman’s Worth, the fourth annual fundraiser presented by The Greater Contribution, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., July 27 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The locally-based, all-volunteer nonprofit provides micro loans to impoverished women in East Africa. Beaded jewelry made by the […]

College musical honors late actress

Last Friday evening, Broadway’s lights were dimmed for one of its most legendary stars, Elaine Stritch, who died July 17 at the age of 89. Less than 24 hours later, the Moorpark College theater department presented “Company,” the Stephen Sondheim classic that features what became Stritch’s signature song—“The Ladies Who Lunch.” Had she been in attendance, Stritch would have been […]

For women who seek balance in their lives

Chamber of Commerce to host empowerment forum on July 31

There is no doubt about the power of women in today’s economy. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women are the primary or sole breadwinners in about 40 percent of today’s households, up from just 11 percent 50 years ago, and most U.S. households with children today have both parents working outside the home. A recent American Express OPEN […]

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