Club offers amateur radio club classes The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will offer the following licensing classes in the conference room of the East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. FCC General Amateur Radio License for individuals wanting to upgrade their operating privileges. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for five consecutive Saturdays starting […]

Zanne Kibbee

Widows group helps members find comfort in the midst of loss

Ladies meet
monthly in Simi Valley

More than a dozen women chatted about life on a recent hot Sunday afternoon at Sally Lefton Wolfe’s Simi Valley home. The room was filled with smiles and laughter. No one would guess the women were brought together through sorrow: Each has lost her husband. Known as the Merry Widows, the support group was formed a year ago following the […]

When caregivers need to care for themselves

Other Side of 50

Over the years, I’ve watched family caregivers perform heroic acts in caring for their loved ones. I’ve seen spouses and adult children give up their work and social life—and essentially any semblance of freedom—to devote themselves 24/7. Many of these individuals began their caregiving journey years earlier, perhaps somewhat in the dark about the changes that would occur as their […]

Discounts for solar

The Community Environmental Council’s Solarize Ventura County—a community-led, group-purchasing program for residential solar electric systems— will run throughout the county until Fri., Sept. 8. During that time, CEC will host free, educational workshops to help homeowners understand solar technologies, energy efficiency and financing options. The CEC’s Solarize programs have operated in Ventura County since 2012. Since then, 162 homeowners in […]

When local waters are too b-b-risk

Flying Squirrel

It’s summer. You’re lying on a towel at one of our local beaches. The blazing sun has warmed you up and it’s time to cool off in the ocean. You stand, take a few steps toward the surf, and it hits you—HOLY COW THE SAND IS HOT! Your pace quickens as your feet begin to burn. By some measurements, the […]

All welcome to Waffle Wednesday

The Ross Group mortgage company in Thousand Oaks will host Waffle Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. July 12 at Westlake Brewing and Libation, 31111 Via Colinas, Ste. 202, Westlake Village. The community is invited. Barbecue chicken, waffle sliders and non-alcoholic beverages will be served at no charge. Games and entertainment will also be offered for free. Westlake Brewing will […]

Symphony makes new home in Agoura

Season opener
will be Sept. 23

The 650-seat Agoura High Performing Arts and Education Center will be the new home base for the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, which will host a series of five concerts at the local venue in the coming months. The orchestra is made up of professional musicians who present a variety of classical music, including symphonic, opera and ballet repertoires. The […]

Post office honors Seabees

The federal post office in Port Hueneme was recently dedicated as the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion ‘Seabees’ Fallen Heroes Post Office. Last year, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) introduced legislation to rename the postal facility at 560 E. Pleasant Valley Road. Her bill was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 16. Capt. Chris Janke, commanding officer of […]


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