2015-12-03 E-Edition

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Council member leaves mark after three terms in office

‘Dream big,’ said Agoura leader

John Edelston has had a long, productive run on the Agoura Hills City Council since he was first sworn into office in 2003. The three-term council member, who is resigning this month, recently reflected on his career, including why he wanted to become part of city government in the first place. Edelston, who had a decadelong stint as a member […]

GOP women gather

The Woodland Hills Republican Women Federated will meet for dinner, a holiday bake sale, shopping and fellowship at 5 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 10 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. The Valley Harmonettes will perform their Holiday in Harmony show. The theme is “Ugly Holiday Sweater,” with a prize going to the winner. The dinner cost is $25. […]

Free workshop on exercise

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will offer the free workshop “Everything to Gain: Benefits of Exercise for People with Cancer With Dr. Melody Benjamin,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 3 at 530 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks. Benjamin will discuss how a healthy lifestyle can lead to preventing rather than treating many chronic health issues. An oncologist at […]

God calls the faithful to be strong

Christian Living

All too often, it’s the thin and narrow ledge we’re forced to walk that grows us the most. Sometimes navigating the tight rope stretched out long before us is our only option . . . and we’re called to be strong. It’s when putting one foot in front of the other with no hand rails, no support system, no one […]

Coyotes want to dethrone Sea Kings

Calabasas football team, 0-10 two years ago, will play for itsfirst CIF title

The frog has transformed into a prince. Calabasas High’s football team, the laughingstock of the local sports scene for much of the past 15 years, is laughing all the way to the history books. The Coyotes finished the 2013 season with an 0-10 record. Today, they are 12-1. They are 48 minutes away from completing a remarkable metamorphosis, a Hollywood […]

Man accused of trying to kill ex

A former Goldman Sachs executive is in custody after allegedly attempting to murder his ex-wife Nov. 23 at a Thousand Oaks office building. Craig Forrest Noell, 53, of Thousand Oaks is being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury on Rhonda Noell, his ex-wife. Police responded to numerous calls at 4165 E. Thousand Oaks […]

Create those holiday gifts that keep giving all year long

Birdseed ornaments on outdoor trees will attract flocks

Make this holiday season one filled with creating memories and gifts that keep giving throughout the year. Terrariums have made a comeback and make wonderful do-ityourself projects and gifts for beginning and experienced gardeners. They enable gardeners to continue to grow no matter the weather, and can be updated and used as decorations throughout the year with some simple tweaks […]

Putting modern-day travel frustrations in perspective

Flying Squirrel

If you’re traveling this holiday season, you’ll probably have moments when you wonder if your trip is worth the hassle. Packed flights, jammed highways, pushy crowds—it’s easy to find yourself in a foul mood before you arrive at your destination. But in this season of gratitude and good cheer, I want to implore you to consider just how lucky we […]

Lighting the menorah at Janss Marketplace

Synagogues to host Hanukkah festivals Dec. 6 and 9 in T.O.

Janss Marketplace will host the Family Hanukkah Festivals to celebrate the Jewish holiday traditions in December at the shopping center at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The annual Hanukkah celebration draws hundreds of people, including non-Jewish attendees, to the illumination of a giant 18-foot menorah. Thousand Oaks Chabad Jewish Center will present the first night of Hanukkah […]