2018-07-05

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Using the power of yoga in recovery

Yoga For Recovery, a new, all-levels yoga class, will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday beginning July 10 at New Hope Lutheran Church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The class will begin with 50 minutes of Vinyasa-style yoga and end with 10 minutes of voluntary participation (sharing). Organizers say the class will bring the healing benefits of […]

Westlake Village home with brand-new landscaping

This house is in South Shore Hills in Westlake Village. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has a pool and spa. The house is over 2,800 square feet and sits at the end of a long gated driveway with a three-car garage. There is room for parking and for the kids to play in the private and secluded front yard. Brand-new landscaping […]

High school volleyball officials needed for fall season

The Channel Coast Volleyball Officials Association is seeking individuals interested in officiating high school volleyball matches for the upcoming girls’ season this fall. The certification training occurs once per year, in July. The Channel Coast association officiates high schools matches in Agoura, Calabasas, Oak Park, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Simi Valley and Camarillo. For more information, fill out […]

Pros and cons of the Jewish eruv

I am unhappy that the city of Agoura Hills recently permitted a new eruv. It is ugly. It can kill birds. I do not want to cross a religious boundary of any kind to walk to the grocery store. Jason AikenAgoura Hills There will always be a nitpicker who is against something in this world. The woman who wrote last […]

Saluting Our Scouts

Julia Allen, 18, recently earned her Gold Award, the highest honor that can be achieved in Girl Scouts. To earn her award, Allen, a recent graduate of Thousand Oaks High School, visited two elementary classrooms and educated the students about the importance of adopting cats from animal shelters. She also taught the children how to make cats toys and treats […]

BHHS names Knutson Camarillo’s number one agent

Julie Knutson, Camarillo’s No. 1 Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty, has been a residential real estate agent for 19 years. She has a passion for the business and brings years of knowledge and experience into all aspects of the real estate process while providing a personal touch and exceeding her clients’ expectations. She has received many awards and […]

Picnickers of all faiths gather to nosh, share and learn



Shadi Ghafari spent last Saturday afternoon making snow cones. Serving the icy treats in paper cups near the turtle pond at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks, his hands were sticky with a mix of cherry-, watermelon- and green-apple-flavored syrups. The 14-year-old, who will be entering Newbury Park High School in the fall, was one of dozens of volunteers […]

No magic from Disney Company

I wish I could understand the politics of Disney. They are planning on paying $71.3 billion for Fox. They pay Bob Iger $48.5 million a year with a four-year equity bonus of $100 million, and yet they can’t afford to pay their help a living wage. The government has to help with food and housing as the present wage is […]

Garden club plants new members in office

BLOSSOMING GROUP—The Ventura County Garden Club elects its new officers for the 2018- 19 meeting year. From left: Marlene Wait (vice president), Jacqualin Starr (secretary), Jean Coyne (treasurer), Ari Larson (Fillmore director), Carol Beckerdite (Santa Paula director) and Christine Cade (Ventura area director). Outgoing president Lora Clarke received an appreciation gift for her two years serving on the board during […]


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