2015-04-16

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Red Cross seeks blood donations



The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give blood this spring. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds […]

Registration open for Big Sunday




If it’s springtime it must be time for Big Sunday in the Oak Park Unified School District. Registration opened on Monday for the annual event that invites people of all ages to go to work for the common good of the community. Organizer Toni Caruso said about 350 volunteers are needed to handle various jobs on Big Sunday: Day of […]

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Sale of succulents will benefit school gardens




Hundreds of drought-resistant succulents propagated from backyards in the Conejo Valley will be sold at a fundraiser to benefit gardening programs at local schools. The event, presented by the Conejo Valley Garden Club, will take place in front of the Thousand Oaks Library with members selling plants from $1 to $15. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to […]

Healthcare decisions panel



Atria Grand Oaks senior living in Thousand Oaks will host a panel discussion with three experts in the field of medicine from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 16 at 2177 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Social worker Lindsey Simpson, Dr. Michael Eiffert and palliative care nurse Laura Zempel to discuss the importance of planning ahead with healthcare decisions. The free […]

Hyatt not for sale




The owner of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks has changed its plans to sell the hotel. During a presentation at the annual City Council goal-setting meeting on March 24, John Prescott, the city’s community development director, said the hotel at 880 S. Westlake Blvd. was for sale. But Connecticutbased Wheelock Street Capital LLC, which purchased the Hyatt in […]

Save meadow



The development of 15 estates in the Chesebro Meadow will change the character of old Agoura and the city of Agoura. The meadow is currently a pristine patch of grassland that is vital to the integrity of the Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor. As a Liberty Canyon resident, the best interest of the wildlife corridor is an extremely important aspect to […]

Explore the science fest



In commemoration of National Park Week from April 18 to 26, Science Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 25 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. The sixth annual, familyfriendly event will have handson demos, live animals, science talks, videos and more than 50 interactive exhibits. And rangers will lead nature hikes. In addition […]

Ventura County Science Fair winners named



The winners of the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair were announced at an April 2 awards ceremony at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo. Approximately 100 science, engineering and industry professionals from throughout Ventura County volunteered their time to serve as judges for the science fair. They selected winners in 14 scientific categories. Local companies and organizations selected […]


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