2015-10-08 E-Edition

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Slow down near the schools

“Welcome Home. Slow Down. Drive Safe.” This was a sign posted on Kanan Road in Oak Park in August, but now the words are long forgotten. The first month of school the highway patrol made regular appearances at the schools in the mornings and afternoons. I noticed them because their lights were always flashing, a sign that someone was driving […]

Event caters to pooches and their humans

The fourth annual Bark in the Park will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, behind the Grant Brimhall Library. The day will have dog activities, games, contests, small-dog races, pet adoptions and vendors for dog services and apparel. The event will have special appearances by Mr. […]

Library program for International Day of the Girl

The Westlake Village Library will celebrate International Day of the Girl Sat., Oct. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Fifth- through eighth-graders can participate in activities to learn of the struggles and courage of girls around the world. Refreshments will be served. A list of ingredients will be available at the program. The event is […]

True love to prevail in ‘HMS Pinafore’

Gilbert and Sullivan show to open Oct. 9 at Hillcrest Center

Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will open “HMS Pinafore” at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 9 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A champagne gala reception will follow the opening night performance. The show continues through Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. […]

Take your Acorn on vacation

Vote Anstead

I support Chris Anstead for Agoura Hills City Council. Chris Anstead’s past votes on the planning commission demonstrate that he truly represents the residents. He votes for our concerns and vision for our beautiful city. Chris Anstead voted to support saving the Chesebro Meadow area, for it is identified as the highest preservation priority in our city’s Open Space Plan. […]

Caring for our tiniest feathered friends


The California Wildlife Center has an aviary specially adapted for our tiniest patients, hummingbirds. It is called Red Roof—a large freestanding circular aviary with a red roof, hence the name. Inside are attachments for branches, flowering plants, a small birdbath and, of course, hummingbird nectar. Hummingbirds primarily end up at the center as a result of untimely tree trimming, which […]

Westlake High class to host community garage sale benefit

In a long-standing tradition, Westlake High School’s advanced anatomy class will host a community garage sale to benefit the cardiac intensive care unit at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 in the parking lot of MATES Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. A variety of goods will be […]

Home show

The 41st Conejo Valley Home Remodeling and RV Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 11 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Attendees can see the latest in home and landscaping designs, in-house technology and energy savings. The event will have […]