2019-04-04

2019 benefit walk takes the scenic route

Event to fund programs and services for families affected by cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will present its inaugural Hope Walk health fair and family trek on Sat., June 15 around Westlake Lake. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. at CSC headquarters, 530 Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks. Two walks are available in the push to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer: a 5.5- mile stroll […]

Honorees announced for CSC’s Evening of Hope

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara has announced its slate of honorees and two celebrity emcees for the Evening of Hope Gala on Sat., April 27 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. In addition to the awards presentation, the evening will also have a cocktail reception with music by pianist Bryson de Ruyter, dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment and […]

Snake season right on track

FRIENDLY REMINDER—Hiker Karen Loesing of Agoura Hills trekked with a group into Paradise Falls at Wildwood Park on March 26 and saw this large rattlesnake crossing the trail. The Southern Pacific and Western diamondback rattlers, and the occasionally seen and highly venomous Mojave rattlesnake, hibernate through the winter and come out in the spring to eat and to mate. The […]

Ahlers new city CFO

Ron Ahlers was named new chief financial officer for the City of Calabasas effective April 1. He replaces Gary Lysik, who became Calabasas City Manager in 2018. Ahlers served as finance director/city treasurer for the City of Moorpark since 2008. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and his MBA at UCLA, Ahlers was hired as a junior accountant by […]

America’s diet examined

A screening of the documentary “Eating You Alive,” followed by a discussion with nutritionist Dr. John Westerdahl, will take place from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 480 W. Gainsborough. The program will open with a free plant-based buffet lunch and conclude with a Q&A on the topics of anti-aging and longevity. […]

The acme of laughs is atop the hill

Late-night radio talk show host Art Bell may be gone, but conspiracy theorists still walk the earth—and they bug the heck out of comedian Danny Jolles. “They’re not a subtle people, those conspiracy theorists,” Jolles says. “It doesn’t matter what you say, they’re going to hook you into a conspiracy. You tell them ‘It’s a beautiful day outside’ and they’ll […]

Robots on the run

Rebuilding Westlake North

Report outlines environmental impact due to business park redevelopment


The City of Westlake Village released a preliminary environmental report March 29 that examines the impact of a major redevelopment being considered for the city’s north side next to Thousand Oaks. The report spelled out at the potential for environmental damage that could result from the rezoning of 200 acres of commercial real estate that lies north of 101 Freeway, […]

Meeting on pickleball dispute

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District announced a meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 2 at the Oak Park Community Center to hear further input from the public regarding the shared usage of tennis and pickleball courts in the community. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District voted Feb. 21 to convert two tennis courts at Deerhill Park into […]

Conejo Players go back to high school

Students hit the books and the high notes in “Disney’s High School Musical,” which runs April 6 through 14 at Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays, and 2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. There will be no 5 p.m. show Sun., April 14. It’s the first day after winter break at […]


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