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4th Of July Fun

The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, the City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, is preceded by a full day of fun family activities, culminating with an impressive fireworks display on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks.

8-11 a.m. All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast at Borchard Community Center, $3. 805.381.2791

8:30-11 a.m. Home Run Derby & Senior Home Run Derby, Borchard Community Center, $5. 805.381.2744

12-4 p.m. Free Family Open Swim at Community Pool at CLU, Thousand Oaks High School and Newbury Park High School

5-7 p.m. Free Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park, featuring the Conejo Pops Orchestra

7-9:45 p.m. Patriotic music on KNJR 107.9 and festivities at the Janss Marketplace

9 p.m. Fireworks spectacular with great views from the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks mall parking lots and surrounding areas

Membership Pays

The advantages of belonging to a credit union are many, and for Logix Federal Credit Union members, include the more than $5 million they received in the form of loyalty dividends this year alone. Logix Federal Credit Union has been serving members in the Conejo Valley for more than 20 years and in Simi Valley for 10 years. Nearly 20,000 members live in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Westlake Village, and Logix offers five branches in these areas.

Checking and savings accounts, auto and mortgage loans, and credit cards are among many of the services available. Chartered in 1937, the credit union is rated “superior” for financial strength, currently has more than $4 billion in assets and offers preferred rates on savings/loan accounts, mobile and online banking, surcharge-free access to 30,000 ATMs and a nationwide network of branches. So, even when you’re outside your neighborhood, you can still quickly access your funds. Visit or stop into your local branch to find out more.

Ventura Orthopedics 
Pain Expert

One of Ventura County’s first fellowship-trained pain management specialists, Dr. Kamyar Assil recently joined the Ventura Orthopedics Medical Group. Previously the founder and medical director of Conejo Pain Specialists Medical Group, Dr. Assil’s move to Ventura Orthopedics allows existing patients to transfer, in addition to welcoming new patients at the Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Simi Valley locations.

A practicing physician for more than two decades, with specializations and expertise in pain management, physical therapy and anesthesiology, Dr. Assil focuses on targeting the source of pain—treating everything from severe headaches, neck pain and nerve damage to herniated disks and lower back pain. He works to improve the quality of life for his patients by exploring physical therapy, precision spine injections and other specialized forms of pain manipulation, such as diagnostic injections or implantable devices. Find out more at

Save the Date: Summer “Wine Down”

The Westlake Women’s Club’s Summer Wine Down takes place at the Westlake Yacht Club, Sunday August 28, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wine tasting, food and music benefit local charities, including Pets for Vets, S.P.A.R.C. (Santa Paula Animal Rescue) and Senior Concerns. Enjoy wines from area wineries, including Alma Sol, Cass, Roblar, Summerland and Sunland Vintage, and food from contributing restaurants: BJ’s Restaurant, Merlin’s Kitchen, Paul Martin’s American Grill and StoneFire Grill. Call 805.497.8206 for tickets.

Welcome Home!

Valley Cats Adoption Center has found a new home in Westlake Village. Located at 790 Hampshire Road, Unit H, the first cat adoption center to open in a San Fernando Valley retail mall is now the first center in Westlake Village. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 and weekdays by appointment, Valley Cats is looking for volunteers as well as forever homes for felines. Call 818.992-3225 or visit