2015-11-05

Women with diabetes to meet



Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/ San Fernando Valley, a support group for women with type 1 diabetes, will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 9 in Agoura. The group discusses successes, challenges and frustrations in living with this chronic disease, as well as talking about healthy eating, exercise, special techniques, tips, technology and ideas to make […]

Happy to live in Calabasas



In 1987, my father relocated my family to Calabasas when I was 13. I loved growing up in Calabasas, and made the decision to come back and raise my family here because of the high quality school system and the tight community. I have lived in Calabasas for five years and seen how much it has grown. Calabasas keeps amazing […]

Rise of the Zombies

Undead limp their way into America’s hearts


It took 45 years for zombies to evolve from the walking corpses featured in George Romero’s landmark 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead” to creatures with feelings. In the 2013 movie “Warm Bodies,” the lead character, R, lets the audience inside his brain. We hear what it’s like to be a zombie; we empathize. “It was really the first […]

Fantasy tea fundraiser



The Westlake Women’s Club will present its 47th annual Holiday Fantasy Tea from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Nov. 13 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. The fundraiser will have a complimentary champagne social hour, boutiques with vendors offering holiday gifts and a buffet luncheon. All guests will be entered into raffle to win […]

The game’s afoot: Conejo Players to hold auditions for ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’

Play has modern, American setting

Conejo Players Theatre will hold auditions for the play “Hound of the Baskervilles” at 7 p.m. Sun. through Tues., Nov. 15 to 17 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The director is Jeremy Zeller. Rehearsals are 7:30 to 10 p.m. weekdays, Nov. 23 through Jan. 7 with some weekend daytime rehearsals. Performances are Jan. 8 through 30. […]

Area Hindus embrace new temple in Newbury Park




With the arrival of the first Hindu temple in the Conejo Valley, the area’s growing South Asian population now has its own house of worship just in time for this year’s festival season. The Sri Venkata Krishna Temple on Borchard Road in Newbury Park opened its doors in June and recently finished hosting programs for the Navaratri and Vijaya Dashami […]

Stop poisoning the wildlife



Effective last July, the state of California banned the sale of dCon rat poison to the general public. According to the Center for Biological Diversity’s website, “this super-toxic anticoagulant rodenticide interferes with blood clotting, resulting in uncontrollable bleeding that leads to death.” It’s known to be extremely harmful to birds of prey, wild mammals and household pets that eat the […]

Saluting veterans Nov. 11



The Conejo Valley Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars and the Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter No. 750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will present the annual Veterans Day Ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon Wed., Nov. 11 at the Thousand Oaks Veterans’ Memorial at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks […]

Seniors to the summit

Event to feature local services, resources

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will present the fifth Ventura County Senior Summit on Sat., Nov. 14 at Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo. This free county-wide event will feature local services and resources available to seniors. It will also include a complimentary continental breakfast and brown bag lunch. Free transportation to and from the event is also offered […]

Youth musical is magical



Young Artists Ensemble will present “Seussical the Musical,” based on the stories and characters of Dr. Seuss, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 6 through 22 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The show is directed by Georgeanne Lees with music direction by Susan T. Calkins […]


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