All in for girls’ night out

The City of Agoura Hills, in collaboration with the 91301 cultural arts program, is taking reservations for a free Girl’s Night Out event on Fri., Sept. 18. Hosted by the city, Girls Night Out is a special evening of shopping and primping followed by a screening of “Finding Kind,” a documentary on female bullying. The idea for the event was […]

Team Venom strikes hard

To catch a dream, add a little faith

I remember spending countless hours as a little girl watching a red-and-white bobber float along still waters. After awhile I’d get impatient, reel it back in and cast out to yet another “perfect” spot. I soon realized that the weight of the bobber alone wasn’t enough to carry my line out very far, so I learned how to add little […]

Squeeze the most out of summer while you can

Somewhere in a warehouse not far from here is a collection of costumes, masks and other spooky decorations just waiting to fill those temporary Halloween pop-up stores that appear everywhere before autumn has even begun. Those black-and-orange banners seem to arrive earlier every year. And it’s a given that you’ve already been bombarded with back-to-school and fall sales. It’s all […]

Fundraiser goes to the mattresses

The Agoura Hills-Calabasas Community Center is launching a new year-round program that turns the purchase and recycling of beds into a fundraising tool for residents. In partnership with “Just Get Sleep!,” a mattress showroom will be set up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Aug,. 22 in the community center at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas Brand name mattresses […]

Lawyer-turned-sculptor donates to club

As an attorney specializing in estate planning for nearly 40 years, Martin Sturman was the architect of many an ironclad living will and trust. Today, the retired litigator crafts iron creations of a different kind. The attorney-turned-artist enjoyed the decades he spent working in law, but after so many late nights spent poring through case law, he decided to give […]

Two-day conference on healing ministries and prayer

Conejo Valley Healing Rooms—a Thousand Oaks-based ministry that prays for the healing of body and spirit—will present the Be Healed Conference on Fri. and Sat., Sept. 11 and 12 at Emmanuel Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The event hours are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The doors will open 30 minutes […]

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 […]

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