2019-08-15

Have a post-vacation assessment celebration

Flying Squirrel

Walking through a store recently, I saw unmistakable proof that we’re nearing the end of the summer: back-to-school sales. While many of us may travel throughout August, those with school-age children are likely seeing this month as the end of the summer vacation season. If you did take a trip this summer, hopefully you had a good time and returned […]

Right in time for WriteFest 2019

The Ventura County Writers Club and the Thousand Oaks Library invite anyone interested in writing to attend WriteFest ’19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sat., Sept. 21 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guest speaker Rebecca Langston George will demonstrate how to amp a draft through purposeful revision. The other speaker, Bruce Hale, will address […]

You must remember something to forget it

Family Man

I was just thinking of sharing something about my son, who recently turned 16, and now I forget what it was. I think it was important. Don’t you hate that? You forget something, and because you forgot it, you know it’s something you have to remember like feed the fish or turn off the power before showing your kid how […]

Karaoke FOR A Cause

Musical fundraiser takes center stage at The Canyon club

Julia Anne (Nee Beutel) (Graca) Megareus

1942-2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019, daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandmother, and aunt Julia (Julie, Judy) passed away unexpectedly in Palmdale, California. Julia was born November 27, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, father Peter Beutel and mother Mary V. (nee Conroy) Beutel, she was the youngest of three daughters. Julia was a dynamic project manager in her career who rose to top management […]

It’s off to the races for Reyes Adobe Days

Registration is open for the Reyes Adobe Days runs taking place Sat., Oct. 12 at Agoura Hills City Hall, 30001 Ladyface Court. RAD will have 10K and 10- mile courses with historic and scenic views through the Santa Monica Mountains. Avid runner and RAD celebrity grand marshal Regan Burns will join the 10K run. The races are USA Track and […]

Duo aces Maccabi Games again

GOLDEN GUYS—Local high school players Nate Rosen of Westlake Village, left and Justin Klausner of Agoura Hills win an unprecedented fourth consecutive baseball gold medal at the JCC Maccabi Games in Atlanta. Their L.A. Westside team defeated a combined side from Long Beach/San Diego/St. Louis/ Cleveland 17-4. Rosen and Klausner were the only returning players to compete all four eligible […]

A cool Cub Scout event at splash pad

Pack 3789 will host a Cub Scout recruitment event Sun., Aug. 18 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. Attendees can arrive any time from 3 to 7 p.m. at the gazebo near the splash pad. Activities will include a Pinewood Derby, Raingutter Regatta, bottle rockets, tent setup and games. Admission is free and open to the […]

Players hit their prime

DOUBLE HEADER—The Agoura Hills Prime All American Baseball wins two championships this month. The Prime Agoura U-8 team took home gold at the VCCA baseball tournament in Encino while the Prime Agoura U-11 team came in first at the Summer Slam tourney in West Hills. Prime’s U-9 team is in San Diego representing Agoura Hills at the Xtreme Diamond Sports […]

Blood collection efforts are not in vain



Gene Nestor puts blood, sweat and tears into his volunteer work, but mostly blood. The 92-year-old Thousand Oaks resident has organized semiannual blood drives for St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks for the past 33 years. The father of six doesn’t use a computer, so instead of sending a mass email or writing a Facebook post to invite […]