2005-11-17

Club fundraiser honors women of the year



The Westlake Women’s Club 2005 “Holiday Fantasy” was a sold-out success last Friday at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. More than 320 people from Ventura and Los Angeles counties attended the event, which was staged to honor past and present Conejo Women of the Year. The 22 women had each been honored as a Thousand Oaks/Westlake Chamber […]

California’s history to be explored through its flags



Mary Dalrymple Brown will be the guest speaker when the Conejo Valley Republican Women meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Fri., Nov. 18 at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakeside Road, Westlake Village. The public is welcome to attend. The cost is $20 and reservations may be made by calling Sylvia Musgrove at (805) 495-6418. Brown is a partner in […]

American Lung Assn. seeks youth decoys to help curb illegal tobacco sales



The American Lung Association of Central California has received a grant from the California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section to document how easily available tobacco products are to minors. More than 475 youth, 14 to 16 years of age, have been recruited to date to participate throughout all counties in California and an additional 350 youth are needed […]

Beth Haverim’s cantor cuts Hanukkah album for adults



Hanukkah is not just for children, believes Kenny Ellis, cantor at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills. He hopes his new CD, “Hanukkah Swings!,” a big band take on traditional holiday tunes, will change the way Jewish music is heard. By transforming children’s Hanukkah songs into versions adults might enjoy, Ellis hopes to break into the mainstream and reach a […]

Behavior unbecoming



To those who remove campaign signs from the lawns of those who support the opposite view, I hope your cause lost. You deserve it because your pettiness and lack of ethics cast a well-deserved black cloud over your cause. To those faceless supporters who, in the dark of night, remove signs in other areas, replacing them with your own, you’re […]

Spacious Calabasas Home on Large Lot



The Ovdat Team of Re/ Max on the Boulevard Estates is delighted to present their newest listing—a darling Mulwood, Calabasas 1-story on an approximately 13,000 sq. ft. lot. This open and light floorplan offers spacious living areas with vaulted ceilings. The eat-in kitchen includes both a breakfast bar and breakfast nook with a double oven, white ceramic tile counters and […]

Screenwriter wins three film fest awards, talks about his work



Calabasas writer Karl Williams recently won three awards at last month’s Austin Film Festival Screenwriter’s Conference.A movie production company is considering one of his screenplays for production. The Austin Film Festival, founded in 1994, is a respected festival among filmmakers dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and […]

Caution needed when handling animals



Snakes, lizards and tortoises have become increasingly popular as pets, but owners of these and other reptiles must take precautions because the animals can harbor salmonella, a potentially dangerous bacteria that can cause severe illness in humans“An estimated 70,000 people get salmonella from contact with reptiles in the United States each year,” said Richard J. Baltaro, MD. “If you have […]

Sudden cardiac arrest: Protect yourself from a leading killer



More than 1,000 Americans die every day from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), one of the nation’s leading killers. Fortunately, many of those deaths can be prevented through advance identification of certain risk factors. SCA is caused by a disturbance in the heart’s electrical system that makes the heart beat dangerously fast and then stop. Unlike other conditions, it can strike […]

Chabad pays tribute to righteous man



Dr. Feng Shan Ho was the Chinese Consul General in Vienna during World War II. From 1938 to 1940, Ho issued thousands of visas in Shanghai to Jews desperate to escape the ever-tightening Nazi death vise. One of the first diplomats to aid the Jewish people in Nazi Europe, Ho acted against the instructions of his direct superior, the Chinese […]


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