Pumpkin Power

A RACE TO THE FINISH—Above, the 12th annual Pumpkin Race near at Malibou Lake attracts a variety of interesting participants, including a pumpkin version of “Jaws.” Upper right, more racers line up their decorated pumpkins for the beginning of the race. The community event took place Oct. 22 on Crags Drive near the lake.

Veterans Day concert with family slideshow

The Westlake Village Symphony will perform a free concert on Veterans Day to honor those who have served at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 11 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Led by artistic director Michael Armstrong, the program will include Ives’ Variations on America, selections of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”) and a […]

Local leaders offer advice

Scott Harris, founder and president of Mustang Marketing, and business partner Dianne McKay have released their new book titled “Ventura County Leaders Go Back in Time to Their Twenty-First Birthday.” Harris and McKay asked 100 local leaders to go back in time and give advice to themselves at 21, the age when most would have been embarking on their adult […]

Stern for Senate

As an Agoura High School student closely following this election, one of the most important issues facing my future are environmental concerns. The ongoing threat of climate change endangers future generations, and Henry Stern, candidate for state Senate, is the best choice to solve this problem. As the senior policy advisor to outgoing state Sen. Fran Pavley, Henry Stern has […]

Support for grieving spouses

Widows and widowers group to meet

The Soaring Spirits Widows and Widowers group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 7 and 28 at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, 698 E. Los Angel-es Ave., Simi Valley. The group offers support and hope. For more information, call Donna Cramer at (805) 583-0615.

Celebrate wine

The Malibu Coast Vintners and Grape Growers Alliance will host its second annual Malibu Coast AVA Wine Celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at the Saddlerock Ranch, 32111 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. At the event, 25 local wineries will pour more than 70 locally grown artisan wines. The Captain Ledge Band and Vinyl Gypsies will perform. Light food […]


The ABCs of ‘F’

SIGN LANGUAGE—Don’t be confused by the many Measure F signs in the final days of the campaign. Above, a “Yes on F” sign on a farm next to Rio Mesa High School opposes the Ventura County Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources initiative and favors SOAR Measure F, a similar land-use proposal that is seen as more lenient to farmers. […]

Rebuttal to anti-Clinton letter

I take grave exception to the letter you published by June Slayton of Agoura Hills in the Oct. 20 issue. Slayton said: “In 2008, she (Ms. Clinton) was fired by Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong democrat (sic) and Chief Counsel of the White House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate Hearings.” The facts: According to numerous sources, including Snopes.com, this is completely […]

Gillette ranch goes to the birds

Guided walks start at 8 and 8:30 a.m.

The National Park Service will host its third annual Bird Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12 at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The event will have live bird presentations, representatives from more than 30 bird and environmentally friendly organizations and presentations by bird experts, including Mollie […]

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