Heads up, it’s fire season again

An extended drought coupled with this summer’s record hot temperatures have raised concerns about a potentially dangerous fall fire season. The year has already proved disastrous with major wildfires hitting the state’s wildlands and urban developments from north to south and occurring much earlier on the calendar than usual. Speaking recently to members of the Conejo/ Las Virgenes Future Foundation […]

Calabasas race

Mary Sue Maurer and James Bozajian have served Calabasas well and should be reelected to the City Council. Mary Sue Maurer has an extremely strong background as an environmental leader. Her professional life reflects years of environmental advocacy, culminating with her current job as a director for the California Conservation Corps. Mary Sue has served as mayor three times. She […]

Pierce Brothers anniversary

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin Memorial Park is marking its 50th year in the Conejo Valley this month. The memorial park has provided care to multiple generations of families, and is the final resting place for nearly 18,000 persons. Pierce Brothers will host a community event to observe the anniversary and honor the lives of those interred in the memorial […]

When the glitter comes off the litter

Whyfinicky felines refuse the box

One of the biggest reasons why cats are returned to rescues and shelters is because they don’t using the litter box for one reason or another. Experts agree that not using the box is the number one behavioral reason cats are abused, abandoned or relinquished. In this interview with Dr. Bruce Elsey—a Colorado-based feline-only veterinarian and pet entrepreneur with 35 […]

Country artist to play in the big city

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present country artist Mark Wills at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 12 in the Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Wills is a multiplatinum-selling country music star with eight top 10 hits, including Something,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Don’t Laugh At Me,” all of which received nominations for Single, Song and […]

Upgraded single-story home in Westlake Village has open floor plan

Features floor-to-ceiling fireplace, hardwood flooring and remodeled kitchen

This upgraded, single-story home in the Upper Terrace tract of Westlake Village has no steps, step-ups or step-downs inside or outside, a plus for seniors or disabled homeowners. The building has a separate guest wing with a large bedroom and en suite bathroom. The house was built in 1975 and is on a private lot close to Westlake Lake. With […]

More of Maurer

Mary Sue Maurer raised her three sons in Calabasas. Elected to the Calabasas City Council in 2005, she has served as mayor three times, more than any other woman. She has promoted women’s leadership throughout the city and was recognized by the nonpartisan National Women’s Caucus San Fernando Valley Chapter for her contributions to local government. She has always put […]

KCLU goes ape over monkey business

A Cal Lutheran University biologist will discuss her field studies of squirrel monkeys in her native Brazil during an episode of the nationally distributed public radio show “Science Friday,” which will be broadcast live from KCLU in Thousand Oaks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri., Oct. 12 at 88.3 FM in Ventura County. Host Ira Flatow will interview assistant […]

Pet of the week

CUTIE PATOOTIE- Too cute, so adoptable, just 5 months old, and hanging out in the Habitat room. Meet Gertie, ID No. 5185194 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.

Magic and laughs with Justin Willman

Magician and comedian Justin Willman will play the Scherr Forum at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Willman, the host of “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network for the past eight seasons, is also a magician and comedian known for his multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Ellen,” “Conan” […]