2016-07-21 E-Edition

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Chabad plans cop appreciation day

In light of the latest wave of attacks that have been waged against police forces across the country, Chabad of the Conejo will sponsor a community-wide Police Appreciation Day at 4 p.m. Tues., July 26 at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Citizens from throughout the greater Conejo and West valleys will gather outside the sheriff’s […]

Art from the heart

Taly Bar will exhibit her work from 4 to 8 p.m. Thurs and Fri., July 21 and 22 at 28914 Roadside Drive, Ste. 214, Agoura Hills. The show, titled “Art From the Heart,” will also feature community painting, music, wine and a chance for kids to create art of their own. For more information, call Bar at (818) 448-0552 or […]

Free compost available on Saturdays

Residents can pick up quality product till 1 p.m.

Residents can pick up free compost from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility, 3700 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The soil enriching nutrients found in RLV compost is ideal for lawns, shrubs, ornamentals and vegetable gardens. The compost saves water by helping the soil retain moisture. RLV compost qualifies for the USEPA’s Class-A […]

Adults can finish their GED online

Program information available at Oak Park Library

The Ventura County Library system has received a grant from the state library to offer qualified adult library patrons the opportunity to complete their high school education online at no cost while also earning career certificates in one of eight occupations. Career Online High School is a fully accredited program brought to public libraries by Gale, a part of Cengage […]

Incumbents want return to water board

Two members of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors are seeking reelection this November. The water district is governed by a five-member board, each member representing a different geographical area. The members serve four-year terms. Applicants must reside within the division they seek to represent. Charles Caspary, a Hidden Hills resident, joined the water board in 2001. […]

How to avoid that sinking feeling at sea

Coast Guard offers advice for summer boating

It was just days after the U.S. Coast Guard’s 11th annual Safe Boating Expo this past May. Lt. Thomas Wieland peered through his binoculars while cruising Channel Islands Harbor in the Oxnard station’s 45-foot response boat. That’s when he spotted smoke on the horizon. “It was a boat on fire,” Wieland said. “It was fully engulfed.” Before they abandoned ship, […]

Husband’s good manners are infectious

Family Man

She was coughing, sneezing and, worse, not covering up, and we were still going to let her in our house. My wife wanted to let her in because her friend was lonely. I wanted to let her friend in because if I didn’t, I’d be lonely. I’m also a good husband. “She just wants to be around people,” my wife […]

UCLA class helps teens with special needs

Students can learn social skills

Teenage years are always difficult, but especially so for teens who have difficulty building and maintaining friendships. Students with autism, Asperger’s, attention deficits, anxiety, depression or other disorders may begin secluding themselves in fear of rejection. After nearly two decades of research and development at UCLA, the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) was established. In […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a car registration, insurance card and repair receipts from a vehicle parked on Willow Court July 3. A burglar caused $40 in damage to a window screen at a home on Eaglebrook Drive July 1. The residents were on vacation when the incident occurred. A neighbor reported that somebody broke in and ransacked the house, […]

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