Local ladies learn the art of high tea

ELEGANT AFTERNOON––Members of Conejo Valley Garden Club gather in Old Agoura to enjoy a "High Tea in the Garden." About 65 members and guests attended the tea Saturday afternoon at the home of Lisa Cosand. Pictured left to right are the club’s English tea advisor Joyce Reid, host Lisa Cosand, president Gerry Christie and incoming president Jackie Broomfield. Funds raised […]

Benefit cooks up enthusiasm

The Triunfo YMCA recently hosted its fourth annual Pancake Breakfast Carnival sponsored by Trader Joe’s in Westlake, serving more than 2,000 local residents at Oak Canyon Park in Oak Park. Proceeds from the event directly benefit underprivileged families through the YMCA’s summer scholarship programs. The event raised more than $10,000 this year, which will provide more assistance to nearly 50 […]

Athletes should remember safety in the sun

Sports enthusiasts at very level take special safety precautions to prevent sports related injuries. A soccer player would never go onto the field without his or her shin guards and a baseball player would never go to bat without a helmet. That is why it is important to teach athletes another one of the most important and life saving precautions: […]

Symposium to address special-ed needs

An upcoming symposium may result in good news for parents of children receiving special education services––a greater number of prepared teachers to provide those services. According to the National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, preparing teachers to educate children and youth with disabilities is complicated work. The current process often requires special education teacher preparation programs and state agencies […]

Temple Judea offers low-cost counseling

For the past 20 years, Temple Judea Community Outreach Center in Tarzana has helped its San Fernando Valley neighbors by providing low-cost mental health services, regardless of race or religion. Fees are on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. The center is staffed by volunteer counselors, many of whom have graduated from the Wagner Program at the University […]

Pease praised

When someone’s life has ended and if it was such a life that positively touched others, then we must stop to pay tribute to that individual. Such was the life of Rod Pease who died on April 22. Rod was the most generous and warmhearted man I have ever met. Over the years, he volunteered his time to just about […]

LVUSD sells high school land

Homeowners on Hummingbird Way in Calabasas are keeping Calabasas High School’s new student parking lot at arm’s length. Worried that the 120-space parking lot on the north side of the campus would infringe on their homes, the homeowners bought four small pieces of land from Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) to serve as a buffer zone. Calling it excess […]

Wildworks offers summer programs

The Nature of Wildworks’ Care Center provides lifelong quality care for non-releasable wildlife. Located in Topanga, their mission is to care for these animals and enlist their participation in community outreach programs. They provide an opportunity for people to learn about nature and to promote the preservation of wilderness for wildlife and for people to experience and enjoy. Wildworks teachers […]

Transplant specialist to speak locally

The public is invited to attend a lecture by Dr. Gabriel M. Danovitch, medical director of kidney transplantation at UCLA, sponsored by Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO), Ventura County/West Valley Chapter, at 7 p.m. Thurs., May 24 in the Verizon Building, 1 Verizon Place, Westlake Village. Dr. Danovitch will speak on "Advances in Transplantation" and answer questions from the audience. […]

Congressman will address CSUN graduates

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills) is among the dignitaries scheduled to address Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) students on graduation. About 6,874 students are candidates to receive their diplomas ––about 5,900 bachelors and 946 masters in a total of 58 fields in ceremonies that begin the evening of Mon., May 28 with the university’s Honors Convocation. Sherman will speak […]