Aging population faces challenge of dementia

Commercials for drugs that help the elderly can be seen flooding the nightly news, and other services for aging baby boomers are advertised constantly. Needless to say, healthcare is on everybody’s mind, especially dementia now that more people are living to an old age than ever before. The happy holiday arrived early for family and friends of Judy Wurtz when […]

Temple serves Christmas dinner

WELCOME ALL—Left, Temple Adat Eloim serves more than 100 guests to a Christmas dinner Dec. 25 at the Thousand Oaks temple. Below, volunteers prepare the food. The 2016 event marked the 22nd consecutive year that the temple has offered a free dinner for residents seeking community and a hot meal.

Shoe store owner decides to step down

After a lifetime of selling shoes, Jack Spotts is hanging up his boots. Spotts, who owns Jack’s Shoes with his wife, Marietta, and runs the business with his daughters Kathy Somers and Lisa Spotts, will be closing the Westlake Boulevard store early in the new year after 30 years at the location. The lease ends Jan. 31, and he’s decided […]


Book reveals steps toward a fruitful life

Rabbi Aryeh Lang of the Chabad of Camarillo said he has boxes of “Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson” in his home to give as gifts. The book by Simon Jacobson encapsulates the teachings of Schneerson, the seventh Rebbe of Chabad and the leader of the worldwide Chabad movement. Widely considered the foremost Jewish […]


Triunfo Park headed downhill

For the past two years the Conejo Rec and Park District has mismanaged the maintenance of Triunfo Park: first, by dumping toxic chemicals onto grassy areas with limited or no warning signage and then by avoiding demands from the neighbors for a long-term public use plan and ignoring calls for alternative plans. What CRPD is doing now is the quick […]


FRI., JAN. 6 New Year’s Dance 6 to 9 p.m. at Community Center auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For active adults (seniors). Semi-formal evening of dancing. Music by DJ Mark. Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District sponsors. Cost: $10 at door. Phone: 805.482.4881. Web: www.pvrpd.org. SAT., JAN. 7 Thousand Oaks AAUW 9 p.m. at Stella’s Gourmet Restaurant, 2385 Michael […]

Objects to recent U.S. stance on Israel resolution

Security Council Resolution 2334 states that Israel’s settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and demands that it stop. The resolution passed because 14 of the 15 states on the council voted for it, and the U.S., usually the bulwark against anti-Israel measures at the U.N., abstained. The resolution is both […]

New supper club wows Conejo Valley

Acorn Epicurean

When excellent, upscale food and a vibrant, intimate atmosphere are paired with mellow live music, you get a restaurant that sings. Bistro 101 Jazz & Blues Lounge is a hip, new supper club-inspired establishment in the Conejo Valley that’s sure to please diners and music buffs alike. So what’s a supper club? you might ask. It’s a fine-dining restaurant that […]

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