2016-09-08 E-Edition

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Ready, set, jump

Fearless seniors thirst for adventures

Three local women may be retired and, chronologically, members of the senior citizen set, but their young-at-heart spirits have spurred them to take part in myriad adventures, the latest being tandem skydiving. Last week, Agoura Hills residents Judy Watson and Sylvia Duitz, and their mahjong partner Bobbe Newman from Woodland Hills, jumped from planes and landed in an empty field […]

Four-day Calabasas Film Festival returns

Community can view diverse films and documentaries

The Calabasas Film Festival is set to return later this month with major movie premieres, student films, documentaries and short films. The four-day event is directed by Kelley Fries and Nicole Fries, with help from their father, Joe Fries, and his business partner, Natalie Khoury. Joe Fries and Khoury run the Calabasas-based production company Pelagius Entertainment. The film festival will […]

Thrift store to walk on the wild side

The Assistance League Conejo Valley will present a Walk on the Wild Side shopping event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues. to Sat., Sept. 13 to 17 at its thrift shop at 2853 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. In addition, the store will remain open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The event will feature animal-themed merchandise. All proceeds […]

Securing coverage for children with cancer

COMMENTARY /// Social Security

The effects of cancer on our society are devastating for those directly and indirectly dealing with cancer. Thousands of people under the age of 20 are diagnosed with the disease every year, and it remains the leading cause of disease-related death for children. We honor the courage of children who are battling the many forms of cancer, as well as […]

Other local football matchups

El Camino Real (1-1) at Agoura (0-2) Outlook: The schedule doesn’t get easier for the Chargers on Friday night. Agoura returns home humbled after suffering a 62-21 thrashing at Newbury Park last weekend. Zach Bartlett appears to have locked down the starting gig at quarterback, but he threw two interceptions against Newbury Park’s defense. West Adams (0-2) at Calabasas (2-0) […]

District of Choice at risk

The District of Choice program that accounts for about 36 percent of Oak Park Unified School District’s enrollment is in jeopardy. The state program allows students in any public school to transfer into a school district of their choice without being officially released from their home school district. The law that allowed the program was set to expire in June […]

Many villages make a network for seniors

Conejo Valley Village, a new program starting in April that’s designed to help seniors remain in their homes as they age, will hold a pair of informational meetings at 4:15 and 6 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 15 in the Grant Brimhall Library community room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks will speak at the 6 p.m. […]

Beauty and the cyclist

On the Trail

While cycling in Westlake Village one bright and breezy afternoon, I was wowed by a huge mass of pink-flowered something or other. I doubled back for a better look and there it was, the biggest vertical mound of lantana I’d ever encountered. One expects to find lantana in its trademark loud, bold colors like gold or an orange-red-yellow blend, not […]

Feedback requested for health needs

The Ventura County Public Health Department needs input from Ventura County residents. At the Aug. 20 Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Selfa Saucedo, the health department’s staff services manager, asked MAC members to fill out a health needs assessment survey and spread the word to the community. Saucedo said her department needs help identifying gaps in health services to […]