On the Trail

The re-greening of Oak Park’s open spaces

When I first began exploring the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s many meandering trails in Oak Park, we were smack in the middle of our harshest drought period. Rainfall was minimal to nonexistent. There was nary a stitch of greenery to be encountered. To me, Oak Park’s trails presented a great rocky oasis, gritty and dusty, fringed by withered […]

Cancer doctor discusses medical marijuana

Dr. Jean Talleyrand, a physician who evaluates patients throughout California for medical cannabis use, will present a free informal talk on Tues., March 10 at the Cancer Support Community in Westlake Village. Talleyrand, who has a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, will give a history of the cannabis plant, review the effect cannabis has on different organ […]

Where Lions roam

Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team is back in the CIFSouthern Section finals. The Lions, led by freshman Jackie Bruder’s hat trick, toppled Westlake 4-0 in the Division 2 semifinals on Tuesday night on the road to reach their fourth title game in five seasons. “I’m proud that we continue to be moved up in divisions and we continue to […]

It takes a village to protect against bad guys

You don’t need to be a caped superhero to fight crime. Not in this community, anyway. To help stop crooks from stealing valuables from cars, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department always asks residents to lock their vehicles and keep their belongings out of sight. Stash your things before you park, not after. Thieves often watch vehicles as they are parking […]

Going solar

The Conejo Valley Clean Technology Council, a nonprofit organization, presents educational workshops the second Wednesday of every month in Thousand Oaks. The next workshop will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the Total Wine Conference Center, 394 N. Moorpark Road. Guest speaker Gary Barsley, a media spokesperson for Southern California Edison, will discuss trends and business […]

Cancer Support Community says: ‘Let’s Bake a Difference’

Coyotes want to crash the party

Calabasas High’s baseball team started this season with a stirring comeback win. The Coyotes defeated West Ranch 5-4 in the Easton tournament last weekend. Joey Medellin, a junior, blasted a game-tying, three-run homer in the sixth inning while senior John Keller notched the game-winning single in the ninth frame. Marmonte League foes better get used to this scrappy Coyote squad, […]

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Acting & Art

Actress Jane Seymour will be the solo artist at a month-long show in Agoura Hills

Jane Seymour doesn’t let the grass grow under her feet. The award-winning actor and producer is also an artist: She paints and sculpts. In addition, she designs jewelry, furniture, home accessories, clothing and frames. She also writes books for children and adults, as well as rehabilitating houses throughout the Los Angeles area, finishing the interiors with artwork, furnishings and other […]

Chaparral now seeking clicks for online auction

Bidders nationwide will join in

Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas will kick off its eighth annual online charity auction with myriad bidding opportunities, including two tickets to the 2015 Emmy Awards. The auction, which will run from March 6 to 15, has become a tradition at Chaparral. Event co-chair Jessica Nedick said the auction receives more bidders from out of state than locally, in part […]

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