Alternatives for holiday cheer

The delight on a child’s face when she opens her presents on Christmas morning or after the Hanukkah candles are lit is priceless. But the effort put into finding those gifts can seem costly. CSUN child and adolescent development professor Barbara Polland points out that some of the best presents don’t cost money. “Raising children in this day and age […]

OPHS to host concert

The annual Oak Park High School Band and Choral Holiday Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 8 in the OPHS Pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Admission is $5 and the event is open to the public. Led by Heidi Cissell, OPHS music teacher, the choral portion will include a mix of the classical as well as such […]

Lecture will explore God’s intimate touch

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture at 8 p.m. Mon.Dec. 5 at 30345 Canwood St.Agoura Hills featuring author and scientist Gerald L. SchroederPhD, speaking on “The Godly Fingerprints on the Human Body.” The Book of Genesis describes the creation of man as being made “in the image of God.” According to Rabbi Moshe Bryski of Chabad“the more one […]

Lowe’s reporquestioned

Five months following the Lowe’s Concept Review meeting, the long awaited and anticipated environmental report for the proposed Lowe’s development has finally arrived. This report was originally scheduled for completion and release in July. . .then August. . .then September. . .then October and now, finally, we get this beauty the second week of November. Never has there been any […]

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Q: Why are autopsies done and who gives permission for them to be performed? A: Some people mistakenly assume that an autopsy examination is performed on every person who dies. This isn’t the case. Whether or not an autopsy is performed depends on the circumstances surrounding the death, the cause of death, where the death occurred and to some degree, […]

Laurel den Hoed

Laurel den Hoed, realtor with Coldwell Banker, Westlake Village Centre, was recently congratulated by Bob Verna, branch manager, for her outstanding performance. Hoed achieved total production for October in excess of $6.7 million. A professional realtor with over ten years of experience, Hoed’s committment to her clients is unparalleled, and her dedication to her profession absolute. Hoed is a strong […]

Knitting, embroidery not just for grandma

Trendy teens, mod moms—and perhaps a dashing dad or two— should follow grandmother’s lead and learn how to knit, embroider or crochet. Or they can visit local businesses dedicated to creating homemade gifts for just about everyone on their holiday lists. Even in sunny Southern California, knitted scarves, hats, sweaters, “capelets,” slippers— and of course the tried and true baby […]

Candles, flowers warm the holidays

This holiday season some of the most delightful ways to deck the halls include two traditional favorites: candles and flowers. Here are a few hints from Jill Slater, head designer for flower possibilities.com. For fine floral design, there are five things to consider. •Give it a home. Before designing, know where your creation will live—by the bedside, on a desk […]

Exhibit shows power of photojournalism

The power of the camera lens is the subject of current exhibitions at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free but there is a $7 parking fee. Please call (310) 440-7300 for […]

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time

Agoura Chargers ri., Dec. 2: Comedy Sportz/ G Bldg./6 p.m. at., Dec. 3: SAT Tues., Dec. 6: Financial aid workshop/G Bldg./7 p.m. Winter play dress rehearsal/ 3 p.m. Wed., Dec. 7: Winter play/ G Bldg./7 p.m. Oak Park Eagles ri., Dec. 2: Senors order cap, gown, announcements Sat., Dec. 3: SAT/off site Mon., Dec. 5: No zero period/ leadership meeting […]

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