2014-08-21

Painter to show techniques



The Westlake Village Art Guild will present Dan La-Vigne demonstrating his painting technique at a dinner meeting on Tues., Sept. 2 at the Los Robles Greens West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and demonstration from 7 to 9 p.m. Working as a commercial illustrator through the 1980s, […]

County fair seeks new members for junior board



The Ventura County Fair Junior Fair Board was established in the 1970s to provide young adults with an opportunity to develop leadership skills, perform community service, and become aware of the business and operations of district agricultural fairs. Along with conducting daily contests at the fair, the Junior Fair Board members perform service projects at the fairgrounds, assist at various […]

B of A settlement hits $16.65 billion

Former lender Countrywide at the eye of the storm


Bank of America announced Aug. 21 that it reached a nearly $17-billion settlement with a federal and state group investigating the bank’s role in the 2008 mortgage lending crisis. The payout relates to conduct that occurred at Merrill Lynch and at the former Calabasas-based lender, Countrywide, both of which were later acquired by B of A. Bank of America said […]

Rabbits make wonderful pets



Ventura County Animal Services is bursting at the seams with bunnies. More than 50 rabbits that were recently rescued from the home of a bunny hoarder in Oxnard are now being housed and cared for along with 70 other rabbits at the VCAS Camarillo Adoption Center. Thanks to the hard work of the Bunny Brigade, a group of dedicated VCAS […]

Personal Treasures

Memorabilia lovers have their items appraised at Goebel Antiques Bazaar

WHAT’S IT WORTH?—At top, appraiser Gary Small values a clock at several hundred dollars at the third annual Goebel Antiques Bazaar in Thousand Oaks on Aug. 10. Above, Robin Harrison of Westlake Village receives an appraisal on her Revolutionary period Tigerwood Flintlock gun.

New buildings provide space for more programs

Kids clubs expanding in Agoura, Calabasas


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is expanding its facilities at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills and Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas. Founded in 2001, the local Boys & Girls Club provides a variety of after-school programs, including sports, leadership training, art classes and career development. The organization operates at six sites, with two clubs […]

School dress code revisited



Every school day I spend a minimum of 20 minutes planning an outfit that will pass as schoolappropriate. However, I often ask myself, why is it that I waste so much time puzzling over something as petty as a single apparent strap? After reading over school guidelines and discussing the topic with school staff, it still remains unjustified. The answers […]

Life in the Single Lane



Time for a little romance In case you weren’t aware, August is National Romance Awareness Month. But before you say, “Bah humbug” to the whole thing, let’s see what this occasion might hold for singles. Personally, since I’m a megaromantic anyway, I figured I might as well embrace the time. And because another love of mine is the study of […]

Classical musicians also into rock ‘n roll



The Section Quartet will present a free rock ’n’ roll concert at 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 on the Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake, 23400 Park Sorrento. The outdoor, family-friendly show is part of the City of Calabasas’s 2014 Sun Sets Concert Series and is copresented by the New West Symphony. The greenbelt is open to the public during concerts and […]

Ticket is justified



Jeffrey Samuels wrote a letter to the editor on Aug. 7 about getting a ticket for illegally tinted front driver’s side and passenger side automobile windows. My sympathy to him because of the insensitive treatment he felt he received during what must be a difficult time. But I strongly disagree that the ticket was for an “insignificant infraction.” Being able […]


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