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The Conejo Valley Parade is back for the first time in years

The Conejo Valley Parade started in the 1940s but had gone away in most recent years, this is the first time it's back
Conejo Valley Parade
The Conejo Valley Parade started in the 1940s but had gone away in most recent years, this is the first time it's back

It’s a community parade which dates back to the 1940s.

It’s a step back in time - with vintage cars, colorful floats and horses - and the Conejo Valley Parade symbolizes the history of the community, says organizer Wendy MacLeod.

"Everyone dressed Western. All the storefronts were all painted western," she says of her memories of the parade when she was growing up in the area.

It’s the first time the festival – which started in the 1940s - has been held in over fifteen years and MacLeod says it’s great to be back highlighting the local community.

"We need to keep our small town roots here because so many great things were filmed here. Little House on the Prairie, Gunsmoke, Dukes of Hazzard filmed here and it's just a great thing," she said.

The Conejo Valley Parade runs down a section of Thousand Oaks Blvd, starting at 9am on Sunday.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 10 Golden Mike Awards, 5 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for eleven years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.