2016-04-07 E-Edition

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April in Calabasas all about the environment

Earth Day festival slated for Saturday

Environmental awareness is in full bloom this spring in Calabasas, where city leaders and residents are working together to make the community as green as it can be. An Earth Day festival Sat., April 9 will celebrate how the city has made progress. The annual festival includes a green expo, a recycling art contest, educational booths and wildlife presentations. The […]

United in the battle of the bulge

Hot Flashes

This just in: Happy hour starts at 6 a.m. No, we don’t serve tequila shooters at the gym, but I can’t say we haven’t considered the thought. At this dreadfully early hour, when millions of intelligent people snooze, when our now-elusive beauty sleep is claimed by other lazy hordes, we reluctantly choose the healthy alternative. Committed and possibly in need […]

Top art chosen for water poster contest

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has selected its top 25 water-wise drawings from this year’s Water Awareness Poster Contest submissions. Submissions were received from over 2,000 K-12 students throughout the district. For the first time, LVMWD is encouraging the public to share which poster drawings they’d like to see featured in the district’s 2017 water awareness desktop calendar by visiting […]

Meet raptors, hawks, owls at open house

The Ojai Raptor Center will have an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., April 10 at 370 Baldwin Road, Ojai. The theme is “Nesting Season” with lots to see and learn relating to baby raptors. This is a rare opportunity for the public to meet the non-releasable “ambassador” raptors, and tour the center, which is home to the […]

Business leaders honored

WOMEN FIRST—Lisa Rule, center, associate publisher of the Acorn Newspapers, receives the Community Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County Chapter at a gala luncheon April 1 at the Serra Center in Camarillo. With her are Brenda Terzian, left, incoming NAWBO president, and Janis Shinkawa, outgoing NAWBO president. The chapter presented annual […]

Oak Park CERT trainees show skills

After completing their Community Emergency Response Team training at Oak Park High School, 35 students showcased their skills at a March 21 CERT demonstration on the campus. The students also received their graduation certificates at the event. During the demonstration, a simulated earthquake, students conducted rescues, extinguished fires and triaged and treated multiple patients. Student leaders used the Ventura County […]

Learn how farmers put food on the table

The next Quarterly Dinner Series event, sponsored by Supervisor Linda Park, will be Wed., April 13 at The Local Table at 360 Via Las Brisas, Ste. 110, Newbury Park. A no-host cocktail reception will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Craig Underwood will present a program on “How Farmers Put Food on Our Table.” Underwood will […]

Kids show their livestock in county 4-H event

Judging of vegetables and poultry

Guests can learn to rope, see rabbits jump hurdles, and watch pygmy goats compete at Ventura County 4-H fifth annual Super Field Day at 9 a.m. Sat, April 23 at Hansen Agricultural Resources Education Center 14929 W. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. This is the largest 4-H County event of the year led by 4-H Youth Leaders. At this one-day mini-fair, […]

Fundraiser for animals

A fundraiser for Healthcare for Homeless Animals, a nonprofit funding veterinary care at the Agoura Animal Shelter, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 16 at Veggie Grill, North Ranch Plaza, Westlake Boulevard at Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Patrons who mention the group’s name will have one-third of all charges donated to HHA.