Wellness community seeks helpers for design showcase

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura seeks volunteers for the House for Hope Design Showcase ’05, April 21 through May 22 in Lake Sherwood. Beginning April 14, volunteers are needed to help with sponsor and VIP tours and receptions. Proceeds will benefit the Wellness Community’s programs of support, education and hope for people fighting cancer. Several hundred volunteers are needed to assist […]

New West Symphony presents Bizet’s ‘Carmen’

New West Symphony will pre- sent a concert version of George Bizet’s opera "Carmen" at 8 p.m. Sat., April 9 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Boris Brott will conduct. This semi-staged interpretation of Bizet’s 1872 work, adapted from Prosper Merimee’s novella, is replete with passion, jealousy and lust in the tale of […]

APMA names the country’s top 10 best walking cities

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Walking is one of the nation’s favorite ways to exercise. A study conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) shows now more than ever, people living in cities are stepping up their walking regimes. That’s good news since, on average, every minute of walking can extend your life by about two minutes. For the third year in a row, the […]

Women business owners to meet in Woodland Hills

California Women Business Owners will have its monthly meeting at 5:45 p.m. Mon., April 11 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Woodland Hills. An RSVP is required by Fri., April 8 by calling (818) 773-1976. Cost for nonmembers is $25. Roberta Gold will discuss how to add humor to your daily routine, change your perspective when faced with difficult people and […]

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Republicans really fighting for seats on Supreme Court

Radical Republicans want absolute power to appoint Supreme Court justices that will favor corporate interests and the extreme right over the rest of us. To get it, they plan to use a parliamentary trick they call the "nuclear option" to overturn 200 years of bipartisan checks and balances that have kept the courts fair for centuries. After eliminating the right […]

Westlake Village Garden Club to host garden, patio tour

The Westlake Village Garden Club will showcase five gardens at its 32nd annual Garden and Patio tour from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 17 at various locations in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. Tickets and maps are $15 for adults; children younger than 12 are free. Tickets are available at Armstrong Garden Center and Zenders Patio, […]

Symphony chooses Discovery Artists

After a rigorous audition process, five Southern California performers have been chosen as New West Symphony 2006 Discovery Artists. Ranging in age from 10 to 24, this year’s Discovery Artists are all award-winning performers and include violinist Jennifer Liu of Oak Park and pianist Tiffany Chen of Moorpark. Eleven-year-old Liu’s first violin teacher at age 5 was her mother, Shuwei. […]

Safety tips for scooters and bikes

Scooters and motorized bikes can make getting to where you are going half the fun. They provide transportation and recreation for teens and adults, and their popularity is growing. While the fun they provide is great, it is important to be safe. Here are some tips from Pep Boys to maximize the enjoyment of your scooter or other off-road transportation […]

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