NAWBO has eyes on productive futures


NAWBO Ventura County is launching an educational pilot program in this month to assist women in business with setting their 2019 goals. Open to the public, Create Your Future: Vision Board Playshop is a half-day workshop cohosted by NAWBO VC and Life Path by Design founder Linda Drevenstedt. The program will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 […]

Take steps to help fire, shooting victims

PlyoJam Dance Fitness will host a benefit class from 4 to 6 p.m. Sun., Jan. 20 at Agoura High School, G Bldg., 28545 W. Driver Ave. All proceeds will be donated to the Las Virgenes Fire Relief for those affected by the wildfires and the Conejo Valley Victims Fund for victims of the Borderline Bar shooting. Founders of PlyoJam Dance […]

Just can’t weight for an upgrade

Alumni fund fitness center

The Beach Boys famously sang “Be True to Your School,” but while the hot rods and letterman jackets from back in the day have fallen out of style, some things never change, like school pride. A group of Calabasas High School alumni recently showed their Coyote allegiance by donating a new weight room to the campus. The facility, used by […]



Answers provided by Jim Allen, the founder and proprietor of Allen Motors. Allen is a 25-year resident ofThousand Oaks. Q: When was your business founded? How many locations do you have? How many people do you employ? A: Allen Motors opened in 1993.The company has one location and currently employs around eight staff members. Q: What inspired you to start […]

In the giving spirit

CHILD’S PLAY—Members and staff of the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors display some of the toys collected during its annual toy drive last month. From left: Laura Sager, Debbie Lee, Debbie Hake, toy drive chair Kayla Schafer, Camille Marsh and Dori Mittner.

Bringing folks together, one meal at a time

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Hatch Cafe and Market

An inventive combination of cute and charming, Hatch Cafe and Market brings rustic California bounty and a small but well curated on-site marketplace to the Agoura Hills breakfast and lunch scene, appealing to discerning palates and family-friendly dining. It’s the kind of hidden gem you can’t wait to share. Restaurateur Mark LaValle perfectly blends his passion for food and hospitality […]

Think fast

Storms and flooding require a fast, effective mold and odor solution

Storms and flooding result in widespread occurrences of mold, mildew and associated foul odors. The CDC and FEMA both advise the need to treat flooded structures as soon as possible to help prevent mold development. Star brite’s Performacide is a viable treatment for mold control. The EPA-registered product uses chlorine dioxide (ClO2) technology to eliminate mold, mildew and associated smells. […]


THURS., JAN. 17 Antiques And Collectibles Study Group 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, Anderson Hall, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Members and guests bring objects from Asia to present to the group. Refreshments. Free admission. No RSVP needed. Phone: 805.495.3297. Email: pen1@verizon.net. Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 […]

Resident named chief of staff

Physician is board certified

Dr. Brigeli Westerband, a resident of Westlake Village, has been elected chief of staff of Dignity Health-Glendale Memorial Hospital. Her two-year term started Jan. 1 Westerband’s duties include enforcing the medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and keeping staff up to date on changes at the nonprofit, acute-care hospital. Board certified in both emergency and internal medicine, Westerband ran a […]