2016-01-07 E-Edition

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Junk in trunk could save your life


Ever since a landslide wiped out 13 homes and killed 10 people in La Conchita in January 2005, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Michael Weisenberg makes sure his family members keep an extra set of clothes in their car emergency kits. As in the TV commercial that asks, “What’s in your wallet,” emergency preparedness experts like Weisenberg say residents should […]

The trade-offs on no-frillsflights

Flying Squirrel

It’s January, a time when many of us make resolutions for the year ahead. Travel is often an area where people resolve to “do more” or “see more.” Then they examine their finances and decide what they can realistically afford. To save money and make their budget work, travelers might look for ways to spend less on the airline portion […]

Westlake High alumna directing ‘Bee’

Most college students who come home for winter break spend their time relaxing or doing activities unrelated to their coursework. Not Meagan Chew. The 20- year- old Westlake High School graduate is now in her junior year and studying acting at Oklahoma City University. Since returning home for the holidays, Chew has immersed herself in her role as music director […]

Class to explore how teens relate to technology

Specialist tells how to bride the cyber gap

Lori Getz, cyber education specialist, will speak on “Cyber Education: Our Relationship with Technology” at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 13 in room A-1 at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave. Parents can find out what their teens wish their parents knew but don’t know how to tell them. Adults can learn about the positive aspects of technology and how to […]

No better time than the present to say thank you


It’s the dawn of a new year, and with it comes infinite possibilities. It’s a fresh slate. A new beginning. You get the idea. Granted, we live in very uncertain times. War, terrorism and global warming were some of the major themes of 2015. Yet, by many measures, it is an amazing time in human history. We can communicate with […]

Bereavement support group

Free, open to all

The religious leaders of Temple Etz Chaim and Temple Adat Elohim have established a community-wide bereavement support group to give people an opportunity to connect with others suffering from loss. The support group meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. A licensed marriage […]

Philharmonic to showcase young musicians

The nonprofit Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will showcase eight young Ventura County musicians in its upcoming Opus 44 concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 8 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. The concert will be repeated at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 10 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Conducted […]

St. Jude relic to arrive at Simi Valley church

Catholics in Ventura County and around Southern California will be celebrating this month when one of the church’s most venerated relics makes a visit to St. Rose of Lima Church in Simi Valley for three days of healing Masses. It will be the first time the arm of St. Jude, which is normally kept in the Dominican Shrine of St. […]

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