FRI., JAN. 1 SAT., JAN. 2 Thousand Oaks AAUW 9 a.m. at Stella’s gourmet restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Informal small group coffee and chat. For prospective members. Web: www.aauwto.org. SUN., JAN. 3 Jewish Genealogical Society 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Marion Werler discusses “Never give up: Strategies for taking […]

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Self-employment course orientations are next month

Women’s Economic Ventures will offer a free self-employment training orientation from noon to 1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 12 and from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 26 in Camarillo. WEV’s Women’s Business Center offers the informational sessions to help determine attendees’ readiness for its selfemployment training course. Enrollment in the course requires attendance at the orientation. For more information, including […]

Caring for pets helps kids grow

I’ve always loved dogs. After years of saying no to my begging, my parents gave in when I turned 13 and allowed me to adopt a little ball of fluff I named Pierre. I loved that toy poodle more than anything in the world. He was smart, loyal and liked to snuggle, all the qualities I’d later look for in […]

Registrar provides election info

Ventura County Clerk Recorder/ Registrar of Voters Mark Lunn has announced the following key dates for the June 7 Presidential Primary Election regarding candidate filing, nomination documents and Vote By Mail ballots. Candidates may submit signatures of registered voters in lieu of the filing fee. Forms are obtainable from the Ventura County Elections Division office beginning Mon., Jan. 4. Signatures […]

At the Library

The Moorpark City Library offers the following free programs in January at 699 Moorpark Road. For more information, go to www.moorparklibrary.org or call (805) 517-6370. The library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Thurs., Jan. 1 and for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., Jan. 18. Patrons can get free e-books and e-magazines with their library cards. Visit the […]

Los Arroyos offers hearty, homemade Mexican cusine

Family has run restaurant since 1999 Acorn Epicurean

Named after the family that has owned and operated it since 1999, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant and Take Out offers fresh, homemade fare in Camarillo, Santa Barbara and Montecito. Tony Arroyo came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 13 years old and worked his way up the restaurant ladder, from cleaning windows and prepping to owning three establishments. […]

‘Blazing Saddles’ to play at Civic Arts Plaza

Comedic legend Mel Brooks will provide an inside look at his storied career and the making of his groundbreaking movie “Blazing Saddles” at an event this March at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. “Mel Brooks . . . Back in the Saddle Again” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 19. “Blazing Saddles,” will be presented on the CAP […]

Break out the confetti

Take a break from all the holiday hustle and bustle and bust out the Martinelli’s—it’s time to celebrate a memorable 2015. There were many unforgettable moments throughout the year at Moorpark High, including Noah Perez’s second consecutive Coastal Canyon League individual wrestling title, cross country runner Nevaeh Walla’s breakout freshman season, league player of the year honors for softball outfielder […]

Patients should take advantage of preventative services

The biggest news in Medicare for 2016 is the Part B premium. I’m happy to report that for most people with Medicare, the premium will stay the same as it was in 2015 at $104.90 per month. In fact, Part B premiums— which pay for doctor services, outpatient care and preventive health benefits, among other things—haven’t changed for the last […]