2015-08-13

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Back to school, thank heavens



Square dancing comes around again



Square dancing peaked in popularity in the 1970s and seems to be making a comeback in the Conejo Valley, according to Bill Armstrong, president of the Thousand Oaks Buckles and Bows Square Dance Club. Weekly classes offered by the club will resume in September, and Armstrong is expecting to see more faces than ever each Tuesday at the Goebel Adult […]

Newton is one-man show

Simi Valley resident leaves technical writing to play music for children full time


The son of a minister who played the piano and flute and sang for his congregations, Craig Newton’s love for music began as a child. Newton started taking private piano lessons at the age of 5. By the time he was 7, he was taking flute lessons with his dad. And by age 10, he was learning trombone. Over the […]

Open house at synagogue



Temple Etz Chaim will host a New Membership Open House at 6:45 p.m. Fri., Aug. 28 in the Wank Remembrance Hall at the temple, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Shabbat services will follow at 7:30 p.m. New and prospective members will have the opportunity to meet and greet with board representatives and members of the synagogue. There will be […]

Creating a culture of inclusion

Guest opinion


The Special Olympics are over and the athletes have gone home with medals and memories. Thank you to the local cities and businesses involved in hosting teams as well as the thousands of volunteers who are still aglow from working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). Unfortunately, the reality of life back at home for these athletes is a far […]

Goblin Gallop seeks sponsors



The Triunfo YMCA’s fourth annual Goblin Gallop is seeking sponsors. The event’s 5K/10K races and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will take place Sat., Oct. 17 as part of the Westlake Village City Celebration. The runs and run/walk will begin and end at the Westlake Village Civic Center at 31200 Oak Crest Drive, where the city celebration will take place. This year, […]

Sequel to best-seller colored by humor




Drew Daywalt said the concept for the sequel to his bestselling children’s book, “The Day the Crayons Quit,” came to him when he spotted several lone crayons around his home. One was melted to a sock in the dryer. Another had been chewed up by the dog. The author, who was struck by their abysmal circumstances, wondered what sorts of […]

Locals make impact in big leagues




It’s almost playoff time in Major League Baseball. Many familiar faces from Acorn country are busy helping their respective teams make a final push for October. They’re also taking the time to enjoy their lives as big leaguers. “The best part about being a professional baseball player is being a professional baseball player,” said New York Mets relief pitcher Sean […]

Car shoots par



While driving on Agoura Road by Westlake Golf Course, a golf ball broke my windshield. I reported the damage to the golf course but they told me that it wasn’t their responsibility. Be aware while driving on this road that this could happen to anyone. Kathy Chamorro MartinezAgoura Hills


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