Colorful world of animals

New art puts a happy face on Agoura shelter

There used to just be a simple wooden sign advertising the Animal Care Center on Agoura Road. Now the driveway to the animal shelter is flanked by a kaleidoscopic cat and dog images. The eye-catching designs are part of the facility’s new look as brightly colored murals adorn the buildings, and stylized silhouettes of horses, rabbits and household pets line […]

A perfect local spot for a lovely sunset stroll


This summer series sheds light on some of the Conejo Valley’s lesser-known trails/hikes. Sunsets in Rancho Potrero are a brilliant affair with glowing hues of red, orange and yellow blazing against a backdrop of ancient volcanic peaks. Because it is bordered on the west by the Conejo hills, which form an east-west ridgeline, every sunset in Rancho Potrero is framed […]

John “Johnny” Kenneth Ham


John “Johnny” Kenneth Ham, 72, of Agoura Hills, CA passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 after the devastation of Parkinson’s Disease. John is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Leslie LaMantain Ham; his three daughters, Tina (Greg) Ekman, Julie (Christian) Torresluna and Amanda (Luis) Barrios. He also leaves nine grandchildren; his sisters, Donna Schlosser and Sandra Kay Overpack; […]

A doggone good group

The Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Ventura County Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. The club is for all people and families who love dogs. The next meeting on Aug. 9 will have free pizza for all members and guests. RSVPs are required. Leave pets at home. For […]

Club for crafty people

A new craft club is forming. The founding meeting for the Conejo Craft Club will take place at 6 p.m. Tues., Aug. 8 in Westlake Village. The club is for those who would like company while they sew, draw, paint, make jewelry or do needlework. For more information and the meeting location, call (805) 559-9521.

The Boss is on fire

Springsteen tribute band rocks

‘GLORY DAYS’— Above, Janet and Blake Steele of Agoura Hills dance to the music of The Springsteen Experience tribute band July 29 at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park. Top right, the sun sets while the band, on stage at left, shows who’s boss.

Wings Over Camarillo ready for take-off

The 37th annual Wings Over Camarillo Airshow, presented by California Aeronautical University, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 19 and 20 at the Camarillo Airport. The hosts are Camarillo Wings Association, an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation in collaboration with the Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 723 and the Ventura County Ninety- […]

Tea time at women’s club

Fundraiser has shopping, auction

The Woodland Hills Woman’s Club will host its third annual Summertime Tea fundraiser Sat., Aug. 26 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills, 30100 Agoura Road. Vendor shopping will start at 11 a.m. followed by seating at noon for tea with sandwiches, scones and desserts. The fundraiser will also feature live entertainment and a silent auction. The cost is $60 prepaid. Mail […]

Fog shrouds the world in mystery

Recently I awoke to find my rural Agoura community had vanished— in a manner of speaking. I was visiting my friend Jet, who lives a few streets away, on the uppermost tier of homes in our community. Her living room has a series of huge windows, with, as the Realtors like to say, “A million dollar mountain view to die […]


The Calabasas Library will offer the following free activities in August at 200 Civic Center Way. Storytimes will not meet this month but will resume Sept. 6. Thurs., Aug. 3, 17 and 31 at noon, Yoga and You will be taught by Deanne Wenger. Sat., Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m., teens ages 13 through 18 can watch ‘80s […]