Paying it forward with fresh fruit and veggies

Four volunteers from the Food Forward recovery program convened at the Calabasas Farmers Market last Saturday to collect unsold produce from vendors and donate it to two hunger-relief agencies that serve people in need in the west San Fernando Valley. A nonprofit founded in 2009, North Hollywood-based Food Forward is on a mission to reduce food waste and feed the […]

Trail ambassadors wanted

The Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency is recruiting volunteers to serve as COSCA Trail Ambassadors. A volunteer information session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 25 at Oak Creek Canyon trailhead, 482 Greenmeadow Ave., Thousand Oaks. Ambassadors monitor trail conditions, encourage positive trail etiquette and provide support to trail users in need of assistance. For more information, call […]

Be there or be square

If you think you can’t dance, think again. The Trail Dusters Square Dance Club will offer introductory classes from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Sept. 6, 13 and 27 at Bay Laurel Elementary School, 24740 Paseo Primario, Calabasas. The first class is free and then the cost will be $7 each week thereafter. No special dance attire is required. Singles […]

Benefit concert for firefighting heroes

Firefighters Down is a 9/11 memorial and benefit concert that will take place Mon., Sept. 11 at Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The band A Flock of Seagulls will headline an evening of music and support for injured firefighters from across the nation. […]

Sheriff to address SB 54

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean will speak on SB 54, the Sanctuary State bill, and its impact on law enforcement at the Fri., Sept. 8 meeting of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration and social connections will begin at 11 a.m. with the program and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. […]

Invasion of the body snatchers

Hot Flashes

Just like that, our summer of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll is almost over. How did that happen? I don’t know about your summer of love, but ours is not going gently into that good night. It’s more like a summer of coyotes, bugs and a grand-dog. Sound romantic? Well, turns out romance has been popping in the coyote […]

Pool party makes a big splash

GOING WITH THE FLOW—The summer comes to an end with a Back to School Pool Party on Aug. 18 at the Calabasas Swim and Tennis Center. Above, lifeguards Michelle Piesman, left, and Hope Trumpter lead kids in a Macarena dance. At left, 12-year-old Wyatt Whaken jumps in with a cannonball.

Spirited Tradition

Rotary fundraiser will help build a wheelchair facility in the Ukraine

To benefit kids in civil-war-torn country

The Conejo Valley Rotary Club will present a fiesta fundraiser for its Ukraine project from 5 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9 at the home of Bruce and Donna Culver in North Ranch. The sunset garden party will feature a catered Mexican buffet, wine and spirits bar, dancing, Latin music, live and silent auctions, pet adoptions and drawings. The Ukraine […]

Summer concert series ends on a high note

LAST DANCE—Newbury Park residents Mendy Densa and Bill Molanari cut lose while Ghost in the Machine performs during the last show in the 2017 Concerts in the Park series Aug. 20 at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills. Top, lead vocalist Michael Bradley of The Police/Sting tribute band entertains the crowd.

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