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 […]

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 […]


What are you teaching your family and community about getting old?

Other Side of 50

Aging is something we learn from family, our community and our culture. Sam, I’ll call him, is what can only be described as an 87-yearold curmudgeon. As a widower suffering from congestive heart failure, mostly homebound due to his fatigue and need for oxygen, he is bitter about his lot in life. Sam’s son and daughter bear his wrath as […]

Egg hunt in Topanga

Guests can tour Nature of Wildworks

The Nature of Wildworks will host an Easter egg hunt from 10 to 11 a.m. Sat., April 27 in Topanga. The event will include a tour of the facility, an Easter egg hunt with prizes in the Freedom Cage, a meet and greet with the Flemish Giant Rabbits, and a photo op with Dancer, the barn owl. The cost is […]

Dimming the din of outside noise

Home life is changing, so sound dampening is more important than ever. Life is getting louder inside and around the home. Televisions, home theaters, computers and video games blare from almost every room. Family cellphones ring or buzz. Life gets loud. So much so that the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says as many as 26 million […]

Deputy honors

Congratulations to Lt. Jennifer Seeto for earning the Woman of the Year Award for the 27th Senate District. I had the pleasure of meeting her recently. Seeing a woman dressed in a sheriff’s deputy uniform at a school site aroused my concern, and I immediately engaged her in conversation. I found her approachable, professional and intelligent. She took the time […]

How to thrive in place

Estate and elder law attorney Terri Hilliard will host a free program called “House Plans: Thriving in Place” from noon to 1 p.m. Thurs., April 18 at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Janet Levett Conference Center, 600 Hampshire Road, Ste. 202, Thousand Oaks. As residents age or become incapacitated, their homes may need to be redesigned or upgraded […]

A visit to the Bird Museum

The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, also known as the Camarillo Bird Museum, will host a public tour from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wed., April 10 at 439 Calle San Pablo. The WFVZ hosts tours the second Wednesday of each month. Entry is $5; free for kids age 5 and under. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call (805) […]

Custom Thousand Oaks home with three first-floor bedroom suites

Residence is on the market for the first time

Tucked away in a small enclave of custom homes in the foothills of Thousand Oaks, this house is over 5,000 square feet and is on the market for the first time. Every room is large. The master suite is on the first floor and has two walk-in closets, a fireplace and French doors to a side yard. Two additional bedroom […]

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