2014-11-13

Alzheimer’s vigil in Westlake



Sunrise Assisted Living of Westlake Village along with Central Coast Alzheimer’s Association will light “candles of care” to remember and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related illness at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 at Sunrise Assisted Living, 3101 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The event is part of the National Commemorative Candle Lighting. The candle lighting ceremony is also […]

A job that is fun to have



More layoffs prescribed by Amgen




Biotech giant Amgen, Ventura County’s largest private-sector employer, announced another round of layoffs in October. The global company, which is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, will be losing between 600 and 1,000 employees in 2015, this on top of the 2,900 layoffs Amgen announced in July. Kristen Davis, Amgen spokesperson, said she did not know yet how many of the most […]

Eye on the Conejo

Another California treasure

Now that cooler weather has arrived it’s an excellent time to consider a visit to the Living Desert/Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. For those of you who are geographically challenged, Palm Desert is among the string of desert cities along Interstate 10 in the vicinity of Palm Springs in Riverside County. My wife and I visited there earlier in […]

Hands-on learning at Reagan Library



Workshop on nerve damage



The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will present a free workshop, “Neuropathy Treatment” with Robb Bolton, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 13 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Chemotherapy treatments can cause damage to the peripheral nervous system, a condition called peripheral neuropathy that causes tingling, weakness or numbness in the hands or feet. In this workshop, Bolton […]

Body found, but questions still remain




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

Salute to soldiers, sailors, airmen



Kiwanis will sell See’s candy at new WLV spot



The Charitable Foundation of the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will sell holiday boxes of See’s candies this year at a new site, 30857 Thousand Oaks Blvd., in the city of Westlake Village. The building is at the west of end of the T.J. Maxx shopping center, across the street from Wendy’s, one block east of Lindero Canyon Road. A […]

Festival revives memorable cinema




Conejo Valley next week will celebrate its cinematic history. The Conejo Valley Film Festival, now in its third year, features classic movies filmed in the area. It was started by residents Billy Martin and Tim Hengst. “It has an educational, cultural and historical value,” said Martin, a 40-year resident of Thousand Oaks. The historic nature of the highlighted films—“Little Big […]