National Charity League Honors Debutantes for Community Service

The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) honored 14 debutantes for their philanthropic endeavors and community service at the 36th Annual NCL Ball. The event took place in the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Collectively, the 2017 NCL class has contributed over 4,000 community service hours to local philanthropies.

Community Conscience Mardi Gras Ball Celebrates Local Nonprofits

At the “Under One Roof” Human Services Center, 13 local nonprofits fulfill their missions—rent-free, thanks to Community Conscience, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that social services are accessible to Conejo Valley residents in need.

University Village Thousand Oaks Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Nearly 300 residents, staff and special guests attended University Village Thousand Oaks’ 10th anniversary celebration which honored the first people to sign up for University Village, the first couple to move in and a host of original residents who have been at University Village since its opening in 2007.

Local Animal Lovers Lend a Hand

Local animal lovers, including Darlene 
 Geekie, RVT, and her Veterinary Angels' The Little Angels Project team showed their support at the recent Let the Animals Live charity event in Beverly Hills. Look for Darlene, Sarah Fitzgerald, The Little Angels Project and their rescue partners this month at the Winter’s Wish Brings A New Year’s Gift Gala on Dec. 2.

Enchanted Evening of Hope Supports American Cancer Society

More than 100 guests came together at Eden Gardens in Moorpark to spend an Enchanted Evening of Hope raising money to support the important work of the American Cancer Society. For the past 10 years, the Enchanted Evening of Hope event has raised more than a million dollars to fund cancer research and ensure the organization's ability to provide free…

A Barnyard Bash Brings Neighbors Together

Neighbors gathered to meet and make new friends at the 4th Annual Rancho Santa Rosa POA Picnic. Char Virnig and Linda Kidd know the value of a friendly neighborhood and spearheaded the annual picnics held by the association to provide opportunities for neighbors to meet and greet.

University Village Seniors Go the Extra Mile

University Village resident Betty Lappinga displays her medal. Lappinga was one of 20 people representing University Village who walked or ran in the 24th annual fundraiser. University Village retirement community in Thousand Oaks fielded a full team of 20 residents, relatives of residents and staff members for the 24th annual Ladin Subaru Love Run in Westlake Village. The family
-friendly fundraiser…

Blue Jean Ball Benefits Share

FOOD Share’s inaugural Blue Jean Ball, held outdoors at the beautiful Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada farms, helped raise the support necessary to feed food-insecure Ventura County residents. Guests at the regional food bank’s signature fundraiser walked the denim carpet, enjoyed an extensive local food and beverage line-up and danced to live entertainment by Jade Hendrix and Justin Honsinger. An…

Blue Jean Ball Benefits Share

FOOD Share’s inaugural Blue Jean Ball, held outdoors at the beautiful Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada farms, helped raise the support necessary to feed food-insecure Ventura County residents.

These Parks Are for the Dogs!

Community dog lovers recently celebrated the official opening of three new neighborhood off-leash areas (OLAs) with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony. Two dogs “volunteered” to hold the ribbon, while others participated in a game of chase over, under and around the ribbon holders. A mega ball toss featured 20 dogs chasing tennis balls thrown at the same time, and a beginner’s…

Students Present (Her)stories of Women’s Accomplishments

“Only men are doctors.” This statement, asserted by a young girl in 1985, sparked her mother, AAUW (American Association of University Women) member Sandy Hindy, to show her daughter otherwise and led to the founding of the Women’s History Project in 1986. Celebrating its 30th year in 2016, the Women's History Project celebrates the accomplishments of women through live presentations…