Save beaches and their creatures by restoring the kelp forests


As we enjoy the waves crashing on Ventura County’s beaches, we might take a moment to consider preserving this beauty for future generations. Will sea-level rise erase our beaches? What might be the fate of the creatures in our oceans? We can save our beaches and sustain the creatures by restoring our kelp forests. Aquatic organisms across the planet are […]


THURS., OCT. 27 Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. For any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 4168. Camarillo Ranch #TBT Food Truck Festival 5 to 9 p.m. at Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. Family movie in […]

Pet of the week

SWEET AS CANDY—Sweetums is a female tan Labrador retriever about 2 years old. She is sweet and playful. If you would like to adopt Sweetums, ask for ID No. A4981421 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Woman nabbed for car theft

A Burbank woman was arrested last week for breaking into cars in Calabasas and Malibu and stealing a car from Agoura Hills. At 5:30 a.m. Oct. 17 a car burglary was reported in the 22000 block of Town Crier Road in Calabasas. The victim gave deputies a description of the thief’s car, which officers later spotted at a gas station […]

Attacking cancer with Fighting Strong concert

Angie Welikala, cancer survivor and founder of Healing Agents International, will host the Fighting Strong benefit concert at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. The show will feature music, inspiring stories and a message of hope for families affected by cancer. The musical acts will include Thousand Oaks native Annie […]

Foreigner brings it home

Foreigner is going local. Members of the Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus will join Foreigner on their 1984 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” when the legendary hard-rockers play an acoustic show at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Nov. 1. “We all listened to and sang along with our hairbrushes in hand,” said the choir’s musical director […]

T.O. pet shop hosts Pet Appreciation Day

Shelter Hope has rescued over 2,500 dogs infive years

Shelter Hope Pet Shop recently celebrated five years of rescuing homeless animals and finding them homes through their pet store at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. The storefront shop adopts only shelter and rescued animals and has saved over 2,500 dogs since 2011. The anniversary celebration and annual Pet Appreciation Day on Oct. 16, co-hosted with Janss Marketplace, featured about […]

Calabasas Canyon Oaks developer promises to go big if measure fails

Las Virgenes Road project would more than double

In a final attempt to gain support for the Calabasas Measure F development referendum on Nov. 8, the New Home Company, an Aliso Viejo builder, has proposed an alternate project consisting of 205 residential units and 150,000 square feet of commercial space on a Las Virgenes Road parcel where the contested Canyon Oaks construction is slated to go. Measure F […]


Agoura Hills A woman reported that a thief stole a purse from her vehicle while it was parked on Reyes Adobe Road and Lake Lindero Drive Oct. 14. The culprit then tried to use the stolen bank cards to make purchases at nearby stores, but the transactions were denied. A thief stole a patio gliding chair valued at $600 from […]

Witchy tree doesn’t spook wildlife

There’s a rather witchy looking old pine tree that towers high above my rural Agoura backyard. It’s on a slope near our community’s lake, and when I recline in my chaise lounge I look up into its uppermost branches, which stick out like—well, like witch’s hair. Occasionally we do encounter witches flaunting stylish coiffures. There were the girl-witches on “Charmed” […]

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