Calabasas synagogue plants trees for mitzvah

For the fifth year, families from Congregation Or Ami met at Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas to plant oak trees at their Mitzvah Grove near the intersection of Crags and Motts roads in the Torpin Plain. Rabbi Paul Kipnes explained that their tree-planting mitzvah ("good deed") is literally a religious obligation to be shomray adamah, or guardians of the […]

Israeli folk dancing to be offered

Israel Yakovee will lead weekly sessions of "Israeli Folk Dancing" from 8 p.m. to midnight. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 7 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Yakovee is a teacher, dancer and choreographer who has taught master classes and folk dancing workshops internationally. Each dance session will be preceded by lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. […]

Guitar luminaries coming to T.O.

Guitar luminaries coming to T.O. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present "International Guitar Night" at 7 and 9 p.m. Fri., Jan. 23 in the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. This event serves as a forum for presenting the world’s most original acoustic guitar players/composers together to perform their latest […]

Interface seeks volunteers

Interface Children Family Services is seeking volunteers to support women and children victims of domestic violence. Volunteers will be provided with a comprehensive 40-hour training course. The next scheduled training will begin on Tues., Jan. 20 at Interface offices located at 1305 Del Norte Road, Suite 130 in the city of Camarillo. According to Interface Children Family Services, the time […]

Infant massage class nurtures bonding

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning (NFL) is a program funded by Ventura County that is dedicated to building strong families and students. As part of the NFL’s pregnancy and early parent education program, instructors recently offered classes on infant massage for the benefit of new and expectant mothers. The course was taught by Jessica […]

‘God’ to be topic

"God" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Jan. 4 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Jeremiah 24:7: "I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be my people, and I will be […]

Celebrating Hanukkah at The Commons



The total loss was $89,100 when four generators, a trash pump and some other items were stolen from a contractor’s site between 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 6 a.m. Dec. 17 in the 29000 block of Mulholland Highway. A suspect stole a grinder, a survey tripod, levels and some other items that totaled over $700 from a storage container between […]

13-year-old violin virtuoso to perform next week

Thirteen-year-old eighth-grader Laura Ha, a multiple-award-winning violinist, will be the featured performer in a show at 11 a.m. Tues., Jan. 6 in the Gindi Auditorium at the University of Judaism located at 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. As part of the Young Artists Concert Series sponsored by University Women, Ha will perform classical selections. The violinist won the grand prize […]