January 2018 Around Town 1

Ted Koppel Comes to Thousand Oaks

The longest serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history, Ted Koppel, best known as the anchor for ABC’s “Nightline,” speaks at the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. During his 50+ years as a professional journalist, Koppel has embodied the term “eyewitness to history.” He is recognized around the world as a trusted and respected voice on current events and issues of global importance.

With his trademark wisdom, wit and superb storytelling, Koppel shares historical and current observations on the state of the U.S., providing unmatched analysis of foreign policy. He comments on cyber-security and warfare, economic challenges, social issues of the day and the people behind the scenes. His recent bestseller, Lights Out, examines the potential threats and how prepared the U.S. is for a cyber-catastrophe. SpeakersLA.com

Share the Love

For the fifth consecutive year, Ladin Subaru has selected Senior Concerns to participate as the “hometown charity” as part of Subaru of America’s Share the Love Campaign. A donation of $250 from every new vehicle sale or lease will be donated to Senior Concerns during the campaign. Proceeds help fund Senior Concerns’ core programs, including an Adult Day Program for seniors with cognitive or physical impairments, Meals On Wheels, a Caregiver Support Center and Senior Advocates.

“We are honored to partner with Ladin Subaru again this year for the Share the Love Campaign,” says Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns. “The funding Senior Concerns receives through this effort provides vital support for our programs and services and helps ensure we can meet the needs of seniors and family caregivers here in our community.”

Ladin Subaru CEO Jim Ladin notes, “Senior Concerns provides services that are not available elsewhere in our community, such as their Adult Day Program. Our partnership with Senior Concerns, through the Share the Love Campaign and the Love Run, enables Ladin Subaru to make a positive impact in the lives of seniors and their families here in the Conejo Valley.” LadinSubaru.com

COSCA Celebrates 40 Years

Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA), jointly managed by the City of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Valley Recreation and Park District, recently celebrated 40 years of dedication to preserving open space at its Trail Work Day and Celebration. Since 1977, COSCA volunteers have helped maintain some 15,000 acres of open space and 150 miles of trails. The open space surrounding our city provides unparalleled recreational opportunities and adds to the area’s high quality of life. Conejo-OpenSpace.org/

Save the Date!

Next month, on Feb. 3, the Sisters of Notre Dame and La Reina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks will host the 4th annual Nun Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run at 8 a.m. The event is open to runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels. The course will start on Dover Avenue in Thousand Oaks and finish in front of La Reina High School and Middle School. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last), special offers from sponsors and a delicious pancake breakfast after the race. All proceeds from the Nun Run 5K will support the Sisters of Notre Dame Life and Ministry Fund, which allows the sisters to continue their various ministries in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Sisters of Notre Dame are an international congregation of Catholic women who have served in California for over 90 years. SNDCA.org/NunRun