Likes Lopez for city council

I have known Debbie Lopez for many years, having worked with her on the PFA/Cs at Yerba Buena, Lindero Middle School and Agoura High. At each school, Debbie immediately stepped up to serve, first as a board member, then as president. It was clear from the start that she is a natural leader. She encouraged volunteerism, increased participation and strived […]


Armenian night The Ladies’ Society of Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County will hold a Mezze Night at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Sept 22 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1 Church Road, Thousand Oaks. Mezze is an array of Armenian appetizers followed by a family-style dinner including luleh and chicken shish kebab. The event will include a silent auction and […]

Weekend schedule

Calabasas at Valencia Friday, 7 p.m. Oaks Christian at Bakersfield Christian Friday, 7:30 p.m. Grace Brethren at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m. Simi Valley at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m.

Use plants to attract birds and butterflies

Audubon will award funding

Conejo Valley Audubon is offering $200 worth of California native plants and design advice from local gardening experts for homeowners to convert their lawn or an unlandscaped area of their yard to a native plant habitat. Native habitats attract birds and butterflies. The society has offered the program over the past several years. Recipients claim they have observed over 22 […]

Anstead liked in Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills voters need to change our City Council. The council changed our city’s general plan, the blueprint for our city’s future growth. We now have a general plan which allows very excessive density and at least two complete cycles to get though our traffic lights at several major intersections. Vote for Chris Anstead, who will tackle our traffic and […]

Norma Jeanne Fensler

(Known by friends as Jeanne) February 24, 1927- September 13, 2018

Jeanne Fensler, 91, passed on September 13, 2018. Jeanne was born in Kokomo, Indiana, and later married her beloved husband Edward Leon Fensler on September 6, 1947 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jeanne and Edward lived in the San Fernando Valley before moving to Thousand Oaks where Jeanne boarded horses and groomed dogs. She later moved to Westlake Village. She was […]


Tracking the dog dashers of Trancas Canyon

Gem was my great trail dog from some years earlier, known to dash after horses and bicycles. I never let go of her leash, so I guess officially it was the “Gem and GG dash.” We never harassed any other recreational trail users; we gave them an ample head start then pursued their fading tracks. I can’t say I understand […]

Westlake’s Pearl

You know those people you meet and you think to yourself, “Thank goodness the world has people like that?” Well, that is Ray Pearl. The minute you meet Ray you know he is one of the good guys. The guy who was born to contribute to the world in a positive way. He gives his all to everything he does. […]

Junior Girl Scouts earn Bronze Awards

JOB WELL DONE—Nine Junior Girl Scouts from Agoura Hills Troop 6006 earn their Bronze Awards, the highest honor for Girl Scouts their age. The girls donated time, money and hard work to benefit the Shelter of Hope Pet Shop, a nonprofit volunteer-based pet shop that showcases shelter animals available for in-store adoption in Thousand Oaks. The girls are shown here […]

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