Faith

Inspirational workshop with Mark Nepo

`Poet, teacher and storyteller Mark Nepo will make a two-day appearance June 21 and 22 at the Global Truth Center, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. W, Westlake Village. Nepo will read from his new book, “More Together Than Alone,” and share a conversation with local spiritual leader James Mellon on Friday, then present a workshop based on his bestselling book “Seven […]

Talk on Christian healing

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Thousand Oaks, will sponsor a free talk titled “Practicing Christian Healing Today” at 2 p.m. Sun., June 9 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road. Mary Alice Rose, a practitioner of Christian Science healing and an international speaker, will discuss how individuals can apply the Bible’s teachings of love to the daily demands […]

Rabbi to leave Temple Etz Chaim after 19 years of leadership



On a recent Tuesday afternoon in his Janss Road office, Rabbi Richard Spiegel posed a rhetorical question: “Who is rich?” “The one who is satisfied with what he has,” he answered. By that measure, Spiegel, 68, is a very rich man. This July, the Maryland native will step down from his position as head rabbi after 19 years at Thousand […]

Love is theme of National Day of Prayer



When she was woken by a phone call near midnight last year, Claudia Bill-de la Peña said, she turned on the TV and stood in disbelief as she watched chaotic footage of young people fleeing Borderline Bar and Grill. During her invocation at a May 2 National Day of Prayer breakfast at Cal Lutheran University, the Thousand Oaks City Council […]


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