Spirit of volunteerism remains strong

The spirit of volunteerism is alive and growing stronger, according to a recent survey by Lions Clubs International. After a decades-long slide in social activism, it appears that more people are recognizing the importance and rewards of volunteering. In the survey, 54 percent of the respondents said they had volunteered in the past three years. Nearly nine out of 10 […]

Gourmet-dining fundraiser scheduled

Senior Concerns has announced its 19th annual gourmet dining and fundraising auction extravaganza is scheduled for Sun., Aug. 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. The "Ultimate Dining Experience" is a near sellout, but some tickets are still available. Call to make reservations and for the start time. The major fundraiser for the nonprofit agency that has […]

Students should be aware of SAT changes

Some say that success happens when preparation meets opportunity. So it’s no surprise that students who want to be successful on the new SAT, scheduled to debut March 12, 2005, are asking questions about how to prepare. To assist with that preparation, the experts at Peterson’s Test Prep have analyzed upcoming changes to the test. Here are those changes and […]

Jewish women to host potluck

The Tikvah Chapter of Jewish Women International is inviting guests and prospective members to its annual potluck dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 4 at a Chatsworth member’s home. During dinner, members of the Jewish women’s service organization will offer more information about the chapter’s activities. For reservations and other details, please call Susan at (818) 591-1436.

The Week’s Top Movies

1. "The Bourne Supremacy" (PG-13); with Matt Damon, Joan Allen 2. "I, Robot" (PG-13); with Will Smith, James Cromwell 3. "Catwoman" (PG-13); with Halle Berry, Sharon Stone 4. "Spider-Man 2" (PG-13); with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst 5. "A Cinderella Story" (PG); with Hillary Duff 6. "Anchorman" (PG-13); with Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate 7. "Fahrenheit 9/11" (R); directed by Michael Moore […]