Chumash hike passes by ancient oak

ACORN SERIES /// A Trail Less Traveled

Connect with the Conejo Valley’s indigenous roots along the family-friendly trails that encircle the grounds of the Chumash Indian Museum. The museum is within the boundaries of Oakbrook Regional Park, a 428-acre expanse of open space in central Thousand Oaks that contains 11 archaeological sites clustered along the stream-bed of a narrow oak-wooded canyon. Depending on the site, hikers can […]

Racers run The Promenade for fundraiser

We Run The Promenade 5K will take place from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Sat., May 19 at The Promenade at Westlake, directly across from Vintage Grocers, 100 Promenade Way, Thousand Oaks. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. in the parking lot. Racers will leave the starting mark at 9 a.m. Music and treats will be available after the race. All […]

Activists across the region to march for peace, justice and dignity

Hundreds of activists of all ages and faiths are expected to gather in the fight against genocide worldwide at Jewish World Watch’s annual Walk to End Genocide, calling attention to mass atrocities taking place across the globe and raising money to help survivors. The local walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., May 7 beginning at […]

For the Record

There were errors in the April 20 article “Oak Park fire team best in county.” Bill Thomas graduated from Millikan High School. He went to work for a private ambulance company in 1984 and joined VCFD in 1999. He became a firefighter-paramedic in 2001. The Moorpark resident has also serves as a paramedic preceptor and, as well as the department’s […]

Sssnakes alive! No need for a hissssy fit

CRITTER TAILS /// Pets and Their Peeps

It might be difficult for diehard fur-loving pet owners to imagine the appeal of a slimy, scary snake as a pet. But thousands of Americans love them. Snakes aren’t even slimy. LiveScience.com describes their scales as “smooth and dry.” If you touch or hold a snake, you might be surprised at how nice they feel. One popular type of pet […]

Remembering Alice C. Stelle

SCHOOL FOUNDER—Above, Don Zimring, former Las Virgenes schools superintendent, tells a group of A.C. Stelle Middle School sixth-graders to keep alive the pioneering spirit of their school’s namesake, Alice Condee Stelle, during a celebration of Stelle’s life on April 21 at the Calabasas school. Stelle led the drive to create the Las Virgenes School District. She died at age 95 […]

Kardashians’ DASH closes

The Kardashian sisters will be closing their DASH boutique clothing stores, including the Calabasas location at The Commons shopping center. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, from reality TV fame, operate a number of high-profile business ventures, including makeup and fashion lines. “After nearly 12 years, my sisters and I have decided to close the doors of our DASH stores,” Kim Kardashian […]

Condoleezza Rice at CLU

Condoleezza Rice, who served as U.S. secretary of state from 2005 to 2009, will give a talk at 5:30 p.m. Fri., May 4 in Gilbert Arena on the campus of Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Rice will speak about public service and civic engagement, followed by a Q&A led by CNBC special correspondent Jane Wells. This […]

Bold summer bouquets painted by Mother Nature herself

Lilies are hardy, stately flowers

Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care you’ll be enjoying them for years to come. Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful and often fragrant blossoms […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 27: Anti-bullying assembly/ gym/10 a.m. Spring musical/main stage/7 p.m. Sat., April 28: Spring musical/ main stage/2 and 7 p.m. Mon., April 30: Late start day Dance team meeting/faculty dining room/6 p.m. Thurs., May 3: Dance concert/ main stage/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri. and Sat., April 27 and 28: Spring dance concert/7 p.m. Mon., April 30: Dodgeball […]

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