Lecture promises the buzz on bees

Beekeeper and landscape architect Frances Knight will discuss how native bees enhance the planet’s ecosystem and the importance of preserving the flying insects’ habitats at “The ‘Buzz’ About Wild Bees” lecture from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Wed., Jan. 18 at Soka University of America’s Calabasas campus, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy. The event will be presented rain or shine. For reservations, […]

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Hanukkah crafts

‘The Gin Game’ will play out at Heritage Square

The Elite Theatre Company will open its 12th-anniversary season with “The Gin Game” by Pulitzer Prize-winner D.L. Coburn. This tragic comedy will be presented from Jan. 6 to Feb. 12 at the Petit Playhouse, 730 S. “B” St., in Oxnard’s Heritage Square. Directed by Steve Grumette, the production features Joyce Rieske and Douglas Friedlander as residents in a “home for […]

Leonis Adobe celebrates the season

MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR— Below, eight-month-old Anna Barnholtz is catching on to he spirit of the season as she makes the acquain ance of Santa Claus at the Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas. Left, members of the Definitely Dickens Holiday Carolers—David Meimke, Erica Amato, Cindy Caddel and Troy Horne— perform holiday music as part of the museum’s estivities. […]

Youth with social disorders sought for study

The Child OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program at UCLA’s Semel Institute seeks youth ages 7 to 17 with social phobia, separation anxiety or generalized anxiety disorders for a multi-site study evaluating the effectiveness of psychotherapy and medication treatments. Eligible participants will be randomly assigned for up to nine months at no cost to one of four treatments, including talk […]

‘Chanukah on Ice’ coming to Thousand Oaks

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 25, Chabad Jewish Center of Thousand Oaks will host a Chanukah event at the skating rink at The Lakes shopping center, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The event will feature Jewish music, a menorah lighting and hot latkes sponsored by Trader Joe’s. The event is […]

Upset with mayoral shuffle

When I attended Agoura Hills’ reorganization, I was surprised that Dan Kuperberg was again mayor pro tem. I had assumed John Edelston would have that position because Dan has had his turn and John has not. Today I read in your paper how the Agoura Hills City Council chooses these positions. I did not know before today that it is […]

Men ‘ring’ in New Year

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With only a few more days left until Christmas and Hanukkah, shoppers are still dashing through stores for that lastminute gift they hope will make this year a memorable one. Few gifts seem to create as much of a holiday memory as an engagement ring—a big-ticket item that continues to top men’s shopping lists. This year is no exception, as […]

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SUN., DEC. 25 Chabad Chanukah Festivities Today from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills Chabad of the Conejo and Chabad of Calabasas present a picnic and concert followed by the kindling of the first light of the menorah; entertainment by The Eighth Day Band and Chassidic singer Benny Friedman. Free. Following the concert from 4:30 to […]