THURS., NOV. 6 Affordable Housing Fundraiser At Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. 4 to 5 p.m.: tours of estate. 5 to 7 p.m.: guest speaker, drinks and appetizers. Pulitzer Prize nominee Victor Villaseñor discusses his life as a son of an immigrant farmworker. Funds raised support loans to produce new affordable housing in Ventura County. Admission: $50 per […]


Local runners thrive in cloudy, cool race

High school long-distance runners expected the worst during the Ventura County Cross Country Championships last weekend. Many assumed last year’s blistering 85-degree conditions at Lake Casitas in Ojai would return. Other athletes dreaded facing the rugged hills and dust from the trails. Some pondered if racing on Halloween would cause a distraction. Pre-race concerns turned out to be nonissues on […]

Lieu defeats Carr for U.S. Congress

The seat held by the retiring Henry Waxman, a member of Congress for four decades, will remain in Democratic hands for at least two more years. State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance defeated his Republican opponent, Los Angeles County prosecutor Elan Carr, in Tuesday’s race for the 33rd Congressional District. Lieu won 58.4 percent to 41.6 percent in the mostly […]

Pets and their peeps fight against cancer

Free seminar for those grieving in the holidays

Hospice of the Conejo will offer a free seminar to the public titled “Grief and the Holidays” from 1 to 3 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14 in the community room at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Amanda Jennings, a marriage and family therapist who works with clients in the Hospice of the Conejo’s Grief Support Center, will […]

Student musicians show stage savvy

The Oaks Performing Arts Society sponsored its second annual Fall Food Festival at Oaks Christian School on Oct. 12. The community was invited to observe OCS student talent on display in the performing and visual arts. Students from both the middle school and high school participated on center stage; other stages showcased solo performances. The choral group OC Voices performed; […]

Interest sparked in Malibu

Cie Sparks Salon, the first salon from stylist Michael Sparks and colorist Heather Cie, is opening its doors at Malibu Country Mart shopping center at Cross Creek. Colorist Tracy Cunningham will join them. A former NFL football player, Michael Sparks started his career studying under Jennifer Aniston’s hairstylist Chris McMillan, the man behind the “Rachel” cuts. Sparks’ roster of clients […]

Questions remain in Gavin Smith case

Much of the mystery surrounding Gavin Smith’s disappearance has been solved, but investigators still have one big question to answer: Who killed him, and why? Hikers last week found the skeletal human remains of Smith–a Calabasas-based 20th Century Fox executive–in a rural area of the Angeles National Forest south of Palmdale near Acton, Lt. Dave Dolson of the Los Angeles […]

Wet winter ahead?

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