Take the plunge: Find out what happens after you flush

Do you know what happens after you flush your toilet? Have you ever thought about it? The topic of sanitation is not the most popular subject; however, the drought and mandatory local water restrictions are finally drawing attention to water consumption. Water-wise community leaders and entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities for greater water conservation. They’re even looking to the toilet […]

Christmas music at CLU

California Lutheran University will present its annual free Christmas Festival Concerts, “O Great Mystery,” at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 5, and 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 6 and 7 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Included is a carol sing-along and performances by the Kingsmen and Regals quartets. First will be an organ prelude […]


THURS., NOV. 20 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland HiIls Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Program with students from Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminars. Open to all women. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP requested. Contact: Stephanie Knizek. Phone: 818.718.1668. Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Owners of […]

WHS coach sues parent of former player

Rob Bloom, head coach of the Westlake High School boys’ basketball team, is suing the parent of a former player for $1 million, claiming the parent committed libel by sending out scores of emails and letters over the course of two years that sought to “destroy” him, his livelihood and his reputation as a coach, according to the lawsuit. The […]

Black Friday pet adoptions

Fees only $20

Ventura County Animal Services is getting in on the Black Friday madness by offering discounted pet adoptions on all dogs and cats. From Fri. through Sun., Nov. 28 to 30, VCAS will reduce the regular $125 adoption fee to $20. “We hope that Ventura County residents will look beyond merely purchasing material goods this holiday season, and open their hearts […]

Alumni get their game on for annual Turkey Bowl

Thanksgiving Day football tourney remembers Oak Park high player

The eighth annual Turkey Bowl tournament will run from 8 a.m. to noon on Thurs., Nov. 27 at Oak Park High School’s stadium, 899 N. Kanan Road. Sixteen teams from the graduating classes of 2001 through 2013 will play football to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in memory of Shawn Rishko, a 2002 OPHS graduate […]

Little Fish, big sound

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Copper pipes valued at $10,000 and a $1,000 lock box with a key pad were stolen from a business in the 30000 block of Agoura Road on Nov. 13. Calabasas Three laptop computers, a digital camera, two tablets, jewelry and a 56-inch flat-screen TV valued at about $4,300 was stolen from a home through a door in the […]

Skate on over to The Lakes rink

‘American Idol’ finalist in annual concert

Handbell choir will join in playing Christmas music

Singer/songwriter Brooke White, a former “American Idol” contestant, will present her annual Hometown Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Whites’ concert will feature songs from her holiday album “White Christmas,” as well as tunes from her album “High Hopes and Heartbreak,” yuletide classics and […]

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