Kids have all the write stuff

The Optimist Club of Conejo Valley recently hosted its annual essay contest for members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. Forty middle school- aged club members participated in the contest by preparing an essay on the topic of “citizenship.” Each of the finalists presented their essays to members of the Optimist Club, who judged each student […]

Minions invade park

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announces the final movie in the summer 2014 Movies in the Park series. “Despicable Me 2” will be screened at outdoors at dusk on Sat., Sept. 13 at Reyes Adobe Park, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. The film is free to the public. Patrons should bring lawn seating. For more […]

Apathy hits Oak Park municipal council

Running for public office can be time-consuming and expensive. Before committing to a campaign, aspiring candidates—and their families—often weigh the pros and cons of what it takes to be in the political spotlight. It might explain why nobody has stepped forward to run for a vacancy on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council in November. The advisory council was founded […]

On the Trail

King of trees rules in Oak Park There is a coast live oak beside a stream course at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park that is the stuff of legend. One part tree, one part elephant, one part octopus, the tree long ago pitched forward to freeze in its bizarre, breathtaking posture. The girth of its leaning multiforked trunk […]

Adventist women host guest speaker

Program includes lunch and concert

“Craving God,” the third annual women’s day event for the Simi Valley Adventist Church, is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 at Pacific Union Conference Office, 2686 Towngate Road, Westlake Village. Author Tamyra Horst, director of communications and women’s ministries for the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, is the guest speaker. The event will also feature […]

YMCA hosts family luau

A family luau, exercise classes and swimming will be part of a free community open house at the Conejo Valley YMCA from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 at 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Group exercises will begin at 12:15 p.m. with kids’ fitness for ages 4 through 12. Barworks with a full range of exercises for adults […]


THURS., SEPT. 4 Fords And Folks In Thousand Oaks 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Over 200 classicfiathead Fords and Mercurys on display. Early Ford V8 Club sponsors. Admission: free. Contact: Janet Williams. Phone: 805. 340.2365. Email: janw710@gmail.com. Ventura County Women’s Political Council 5:30 to 8 p.m. at VCCF Nonprofit Center, 4001 Mission […]