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 […]

Woman dead in car at North Ranch

An elderly woman was found dead in her car in the North Ranch area of Thousand Oaks on Saturday. Authorities do not suspect foul play. Police responded to a 7:30 a.m. call on Sept. 29 from a person who saw a woman slumped over the steering wheel of her car on Kanan Road at Collingswood Place, not far from the […]

Return Stein to school board

Our children were fortunate enough to attend Las Virgenes schools. They graduated well-prepared for college, grad school and responsible positions in society. It is important that we maintain this quality of education and keep it state-of-the-art. To accomplish this, our school board needs people with knowledge and experience. Lesli Stein approaches every issue with unending passion and energy. She has […]

Samuelsson Foundation helps youth program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley recently received a $50,000 grant from the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation. The grant will be used to support clubs’ Strong Communities, Resilient Youth program, which includes training for staff and members as well as the development of youth-led safety committees at each club site. The project aims to provide support to […]


THURS., OCT. 4 Ringling College Presentation 6 to 8 p.m. at Sheldon’s Art Academy, 626 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park. Adam Dehus, admissions counselor at Ringling College of Art and Design, discusses what to include in a college portfolio and mastering the application process. RSVP requested. Email: sheldonsartacademy@sbcglobal.net. Web: sheldonsartacademy.com. Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Community Center, 1385 […]

Westlake Warriors (5-2) vs. St. Bonaventure Saints (6-1)

— Friday, 7 p.m. at Ventura College —

When Tony Henney looks across the Ventura College football field on Friday night, the St. Bonaventure head coach will recognize many faces on Westlake’s sideline. Westlake’s head coach for two seasons, in 2015 and 2016, Henney knows most of the upperclassmen on Westlake’s roster. Henney’s known two Warriors, senior twins Ryan and Colby Downard, since they were cherubic 6-year-olds. “They […]

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Plastic straws are being sucked out of commission

Calabasas also considers ban

From now on, you won’t be served a plastic straw in a restaurant unless you ask for one. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1884, a measure coauthored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) that prohibits full-service, dine-in restaurants throughout the state from offering plastic straws to customers unless requested. “Plastic pollution is a colossal problem made up of […]

Corwin for WLV

In order to have a workable city council, we need people like Ted Corwin who is intelligent enough to understand the issues brought before the council, yet not so adamant that he cannot find room for compromise. I have known Ted for more than 25 years and, in my opinion, he has the right qualities to make a great council […]

Dressing in style

The Assistance League Conejo Valley will present a coat sale at its thrift shop starting Tues., Oct. 9 at 2853 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O. Coats for women, men, and children will be available for all seasons, in many styles, colors, sizes and fabrics. Proceeds support philanthropic programs serving adults and children in the Conejo Valley. The store is open […]

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