Lecture on healing and conflict resolution

The Christian Science churches of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Malibu will host a free lecture by Christian Science teacher John Tyler at 12:30 p.m. Sun., May 1 at Cal Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, Lundring Events Center, 130 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks. His talk, “Conflict Resolution: A Spiritual Approach,” will describe replacing fear with love and forgiveness […]


There were two errors in the April 21 story titled “Second hotel goes under review in Calabasas.” The quote, “My feeling is that too many projects are going up at one time,” was attributed to the wrong speaker. Also, the name of the speaker, Eric Esby, was incorrectly spelled as Espe.

Workshop on good meetings

OE Toastmasters Club will present a workshop on “How to conduct productive meetings” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs., May 5 at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, second floor, 600 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Guests can learn how to make their meetings more “action oriented” by: Following agendas and staying focused; communicating clearly and reducing “noise”; collaborating to […]

Making the world a better place to live one community at a time

Oak Park Residential Community Beautification Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 30 at Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road. A supervised crew will be on site to help residents unload their vehicles. County Supervisor Linda Parks, Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division, County Sheriff’s Office, Ventua County Probation Agency and Waste Management/ […]

Past students invited to farewell party for Brookside teacher

A beloved first-grade teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park is retiring. After 27 years at the school, Lynn Moderhak is hanging up her teaching hat to pursue some other life goals, including yoga, travel, hiking and other opportunities that strike her fancy. But Moderhak said leaving her teaching post won’t be easy. She hopes to have the chance […]

Faithful gather in prayer

Deacon Pat Coulter of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark is the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 17th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 5 at Cal Lutheran University’s Gilbert Sports Center, 60 W Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. with the program from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The […]

Former mayor questions new development

Over a decade ago, Calabasas spent almost $1 million to defeat the proposed Ahmanson Ranch development, which was planned to be about the same size as Calabasas Park. The traffic through Calabasas would have been unbearable. Since then, approved and pending projects along just the east side of Las Virgenes Road, south of the 101 Freeway, will have about one-sixth […]

Global reach

Westlake High teen seeks to inspire others to take action

Just a few days shy of her 16th birthday on May 3, Katia Arami is already making a positive difference in her community, volunteering for good causes and charitable organizations with her Girl Scout troop. Through her culminating Gold Award project titled “You(th) too can make a difference,” the Westlake High sophomore is expanding her outreach toward broader horizons. The […]

Program for children’s book illustrators

Industry insiders will lead workshop for artists of all levels

How to Craft the Perfect Picture Book is a day-long workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., May 7 in the community room, Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This program is for artists who are in the early stages of compiling their illustration work, producing new illustrations to add to an existing portfolio, or refining […]

Young actors to present ‘Anne of Green Gables’

The Young Artists Ensemble will present “Anne of Green Gables” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 6 through 22, and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. This will be the third and final production in YAE’s 35th annual Family Theatre Season. Tickets are $19 for adults […]