Event to blend Middle Eastern/American influences


Chabad of the Conejo will host a dinner and concert at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 23 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The dinner, called a "Melaveh Malkah," literally translated as "the escorting of the Queen," represents the culmination of the Sabbath (called in Biblical literature "God’s Queen"). The dinner will feature a buffet of Middle Eastern and American cuisine. […]

Reyes Adobe interchange is next, officials say

Fresh off the heals of a public meeting outlining plans for the $24 million Kanan Road interchange improvement, Agoura Hills officials announced they’ve taken the first steps toward a similar, but far less expensive upgrade of the Reyes Adobe interchange. The city council last week agreed to pay $125,000 to consultant Washington Infrastructure Inc. to begin a project study report […]

GOP women honor Schillo

Retiring Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo and his wife, Marion, will be guests of honor at the holiday dinner and reception for new officers of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated at 5 p.m. on Sun., Dec.1 in Eric’s Patio at the Clarion Hotel, 496 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Advance dinner reservations are $25 […]

Plan ahead to minimize outrageous holiday debt

Debt is a four-letter word all year round. But if you’re dreading it even more as the holiday season approaches, you’re not alone. Faced with increasing layoffs and a weak stock market, many consumers are wondering how they can make the best of the holidays without plunging themselves into further financial liability. As the holidays approach, be sure to remember […]

T.O. Jewelry Store Features Innovative Rings

After designing the crown rings for Miss California, USA for 10 years, Tania Cole, owner of Jewelry Collections in Thousand Oaks, celebrated the 10th anniversary by redesigning the specialty rings. The new design is 2.5 times larger and features 1.30 carats. Cole received enthusiastic feedback from the contestants. They admired the ring on Miss California’s finger. Candice Sanders, Miss California […]

Past teacher served as educational ambassador

Kathryn Anders, former teacher at Agoura High School, recently participated in a two-week educational and cultural exchange program in Russia. She was one of 30 teachers nationwide selected for her innovation and excellence in teaching by the U.S.-Eurasia Awards for Excellence in Teaching (TEA) Program. A program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, TEA […]

Hanukkah Festival marks sixth year

Daylong event allows residents to share

The sixth annual Conejo Valley Hanukkah Festival will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 24 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The event will feature entertainment for all ages: crafts, storytelling, moon bounce, rock climbing, Mad Science and The Reptile Family, Israeli and traditional Hanukkah foods. There will also […]

If Westlake zones the old hospital for housing, then don’t be surprised if a developer follows through

If Westlake zones the old hospital for housing, then don’t be surprised if a developer follows through The former Westlake Hospital is in the news again because Westlake Village city councilmembers are considering it as a possible housing site for the disabled or elderly. Mind you, of course, the city actually has no such intention. They’re only trying to comply […]

Having a ball at Oaks Christian

Still on a honeymoon