2016-10-06

Hurricane can blow travel plans

Flying Squirrel

If you follow the weather news in the fall, you may hear about tropical storms or hurricanes in the Caribbean. Hurricane Matthew is the most recent storm in the headlines. Its impact on travel and vacation destinations may be significant. Seeing these stories, many vacationers consider their own upcoming plans and wonder: What happens if weather interferes with my own […]

Reagan Library seeks new docents for 2017



The Reagan Library in Simi Valley is now accepting applications for volunteer docents for all shifts. The library is looking for retirees, working professionals and students who are at least 16 years old and who enjoy history and would like to share historical information to visitors from all over the world. The next docent training class will begin in January […]

Donation supports science education



Worried about animal shelters



On June 1, I stopped by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s Calabasas office to speak to someone about the deplorable conditions at the L.A. County Animal Shelters, and since the shelters fall under the purview of the L.A. County supervisors, could she please look into making changes? The way things are, it appears the county supervisors just do not care about animal […]

Surf’s up for parade pooches

K-9s can try out for 2017 Rose Parade

The surf will be up in Thousand Oaks when the Lucy Pet Gnarly Crank’n K-9 Wave Maker arrives in town to audition local surfing canines for a spot on a 2017 Rose Parade float. All Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks area pet owners can bring their dogs to audition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 16 at the […]

Rotary’s poker tourney to benefit Triunfo YMCA



The third annual Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise’s poker tournament to benefit the Triunfo YMCA will take place Sat., Oct. 8 at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Poker lessons will run from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by the tournament from 6 to 11 p.m., when a winner will be announced. Fleming’s Steakhouse will provide food. […]

Students go on expedition to Honduras



Five Louisville High School students, along with their biology teacher, Anthony Cantatore, and an adult chaperone, took a two-week scientific expedition in Honduras overseen by Operation Wallacea, known as Opwall. Opwall conducts biological and conservation research around the world. For the first week of the expedition, the Louisville group camped out in the cloud forest of Cusuco National Park, where […]

Decries state water policies



Last week, our local water board again did the state’s bidding to promote the governor’s infamous water tunnels. The state’s estimated project cost: $15 billion. But projections to finance, operate and mitigate environmental issues put the real cost at $50 billion. For perspective, that’s $3,900 per household, and California’s total budget is $170 billion. FYI, we only “need” one tunnel […]

Braver y Uncorked fundraiser



Disabled Sports of Eastern Sierra, a charity that supports veterans with disabilities, will host its fifth annual Bravery Uncorked fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8 at the Landing Grill and Sushi Bar, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 109, Westlake Village. The fundraiser will feature sushi, wine tasting, live jazz and a silent auction, including nature photography of […]

Westlake Village celebrates 35th anniversary with family bash

Activities include bake sale, haunted house, The Hodads

The City of Westlake Village and several community organizations will host the annual Westlake Village City Celebration from 3 to 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15 at the Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The activities are as follows: White Oak Family Fun Fair: Includes rides like Rat Race and Scat, swings, giant slide, cake walk, old-fashioned carnival games and silent […]


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