T.O. synagogue celebrates 50th anniversary

Four families form temple in 1967

Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform congregation, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala evening event held May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. The event commemorated TAE’s 50 years of community and service to the Conejo Valley, and honored David Shukiar’s 10 years as temple cantor. Congregants and guests at the gala numbered 250 and included Thousand Oaks Mayor Claudia […]

Brush clearance notices sent

Letters were recently sent to Ventura County homeowners and property managers to clear 100 feet of brush away from properties near open land where wildfires may occur. More than 16,025 parcels will receive Fire Hazard Reduction Program notices advising people to remove dry brush by June 1. “The risk of a dangerous wildland fire season is still high despite significant […]

Supporting brave kids

Joey Bie was a tough little boy. Diagnosed at age 1 with a stage 3 Wilms tumor, a form of kidney cancer, he endured painful treatments at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and spent months recovering at home each time. Before his death in February 2016 at age 4, Joey wanted nothing more than to go to school with the other […]

A military dinner program

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 dinner program open to the public Wed., May 17 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. A social hour will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner […]

It’s a wonder-ful play

Young Artists Ensemble presents “Alice in Wonderland,” directed by Laura Mason, through Sun., May 21 in the Theatre on the Hill at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Down the rabbit hole goes young Alice into a mad, mad world. She […]

Getting healthy

Congregation Or Ami will host a blood donation, bone marrow matching and organ donation education event from noon to 6 p.m. Thurs., May 18 at 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. Titled “Save a Life,” the event is open to the community. For more information or to register, go to Orami.org/rsvp.


Agoura Hills A teacher at Montessori School on Driver Avenue reported that someone stole $140 in cash and a gift card from her purse, which was hanging on a hook in a classroom. The incident occurred April 28. A thief stole $1,800 worth of jewelry from a home on Driver Avenue April 28. The resident was in her kitchen when […]

A WAGS team that really shines

THEY’RE GOLDEN!—The WAGS softball team, 24 Karat Gold, celebrates the end of their championship season on April 30 in Westlake Village. The girls won first place in the 10-U division as well as in the playoffs. Front row: Avery Pryor, Paityn Lavin, Noelani Dacascos, Josie Koenig and Seren Stern. Second row: Emma Layton, Julianna Galbraith, Abbey Berro and Cameron McGugan. […]

Docents sought for Reagan Library

The Reagan Library is accepting docent applications for weekday and weekend shifts. The next training class will take place in September. This opportunity is suitable for retirees, working professionals, college students and high school students who are at least 16 years of age and who enjoy history. Docents will greet and engage visitors from all over the world. For more […]

Feisty, fresh and family-owned Mexican eatery is on the money

Acorn Epicurean

There’s a Mexican restaurant that’s been in business in Ventura County for nearly 20 years, and I would put my money on it to be around for another several decades. Money Pancho in Camarillo and Oxnard has what it takes to continue serving authentic, fresh Mexican cuisine for a very long time. The original Money Pancho opened in Mexico in […]

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