For love of the environment

Hike will celebrate the role of women in preserving local open space, nature

A hike to celebrate the contributions of women who advocate for the environment will kick off Women’s History Month locally. The seven-mile hike planned for Sun., March 5 from the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon/Ahmanson Ranch trail through Cheeseboro and Palo Comado canyons has been touted as a “three-canyon challenge” by local biologist Dan Cooper and historian Harry Medved, both of […]

Open house for grand jury

The Ventura County grand jury will host an open house for prospective jurors and interested members of the community from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs., March 9 at 646 County Square Drive, Ventura. An all-volunteer group, the grand jury investigates complaints that have been initiated by the public. After investigating the concerns, the grand jury issues written reports, which include […]

Show tells of woman’s life with disease

Cal Lutheran University will host a presentation by Marty Mc- Cambridge titled “The Nordic Princess Breaks the Ice: A Tale of Indomitable Fragility” at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., March 10 and 11 in Preus-Brandt Forum on the Thousand Oaks campus, south of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard. The Thousand Oaks resident will tell her story of living with osteogenesis […]


Battle heats up over where kids should attend

The Oak Park Unified School District’s economic life support system known as the District of Choice (DOC) program is under fire for being discriminatory and taking crucial funding away from neighboring districts. The program allows students in any public school to transfer into a school district designated by the state as a District of Choice—without being officially released from their […]

A military feast

The Conejo–Simi Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and the Conejo Valley Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars will present a special dinner program Wed., March 15 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The social hour will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. […]


Support for cancer patients

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will offer these free programs for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. In addition, ongoing orientation meetings to learn about CSCVVSB meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Fridays. Mon., March 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., energy medicine exercises with Wendy Kunkel. Learn […]

Agoura Hills targets annexation in the east

Properties lie in Liberty Canyon

Jeremy Wolf grew up in the Liberty Canyon area of Agoura Hills. When the 2011 Agoura Hills City Council election arrived, Wolf went to his polling place to cast his vote, but he was surprised to learn that he didn’t live in the city after all. His place of residence officially lay in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. […]

Medical tax deductions for seniors

Other Side of 50

The cost of medical and dental care is typically the largest expense for older Americans. Fortunately, some of these bills may be tax-deductible. The 2016 tax year could be the last time adults age 65 and older can take advantage of a lower threshold for deducting a portion of your medical and dental expenses. If you itemize your deductions on […]

Camp registration is open

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley offer summer camps that run between June 19 and Aug. 18. Campers can attend the full nine-week session or register for a few weeks at a time. Camp Extreme, for youth entering grades one through nine, will be at Marion & John E. Anderson Youth Center and Cal & Marje Johnston […]