New Chamber board announced

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will have the following new members on the Chamber board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2015: Frank Bellinghiere (law offices of Frank Bellinghiere), Natalie Bradley (Ventura County Credit Union), Lydia Derian (Kretek International), Megan Fox (Amgen) and Scott Harris (Mustang Marketing). The 2014 chairman of the board is Leonard Greenlee of Baxter Healthcare. […]

Panel set for 2015 economic forecast

Discussion includes effect of drought on local business

Bill Watkins, executive director of the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, will present the 2015 Ventura County Forecast during a discussion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14 at the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. In addition, a panel of experts will discuss how the drought will impact agribusiness and the greater Ventura […]

Food bank director to speak at synagogue

As part of the 1,000 Shabbats Celebrations, Temple Etz Chaim and the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles will host Fred Summers, program director for SOVA Community Food and Resource Program, during the regular Friday service at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14 in the main sanctuary, 1080 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Summers will speak on “Being Thankful” and the benefits of […]

St. Jude invites residents to open house

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Westlake Village will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 at 32032 W. Lindero Canyon Road. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour of the church to learn the history and significance of the building and its furnishings. Guests can tour various stations; each station will offer […]

Bethany Church celebrates 50th year

Wavyl Taylor was among a group of 35 people who gathered at a local park in November 1962 to discuss founding a house of worship to call their own. “We decided to venture out and see what we could do to start a church,” said Taylor, 81. “We didn’t know whether we could do it or not. We visited some […]

Preparing for the big one

Helping the homeless survive winter with sleeping bags

Since 1944, Fred Jordan Missions has provided food, warm clothes, blankets and other services to people in need in Los Angeles and throughout the world. In Los Angeles County alone there are more than 53,000 homeless men, women and children. The reasons for homelessness vary from pers on to person: domestic violence, mental illness, the economy or abandonment. Although some […]

Gingerbread boutique is a sweet event

Acorn employee publishes third cozy mystery

Moorpark resident Sally Carpenter has written “The Cunning Cruise Ship Caper,” the third book in the Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol cozy mystery series for adults. The publisher is Cozy Cat Press. Sandy Fairfax was a ‘70s teen idol and star of the hit TV show, “Buddy Brave, Boy Sleuth.” Now he’s 38 years old and finds that making a comeback […]

Dance club swings over to Westlake

Group has new home base at Dance 4 Wellness studio

Swing Conejo, a monthly swing dance club formed in January, has a new home base. After meeting at the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks for most of the year, the club’s new home is in Westlake Village at the Dance 4 Wellness studio, 2360 Townsgate Road. The studio, above Elite Fitness, features an air-conditioned hall and a 1,400-square-foot […]