Holiday season sparkles in the Conejo

PEACE ON EARTH—Whether it’s the delightful Christmas display at the Burko family’s Lake Lindero Drive home in Agoura Hills, above, or the 6-foot-tall menorah made entirely of Legos by the children of the Friendship Circle, left, the goodwill of the holidays makes its way into the hearts and homes of those across the Conejo Valley.

Musicians sought

Musicians interested in joining the Community Concert Band are encouraged to call Roger Vick at (805) 381-1325. The band’s next concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 at Agoura High School. Members rehearse Tuesday nights in the high school’s band room. For more information on the band’s February concert program, call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at (818) […]

Nirvana Treasures offers affordable jewelry

Nirvana Treasures is founded on the principle that every woman is entitled to own beautiful and classic diamond jewelry without having to pay a fortune. Neelam Khawani, founder and proprietor of Nirvana Treasures, has “an infinite passion for the jewelry business.” She was born in Hong Kong and comes from a family with four generations of jewelry expertise. She was […]

Called to the Torah

Melanie Drew Nernberg and David Michael Nernberg were called to the Torah on Dec. 3 of the Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks. The event was celebrated at the Renaissance Hotel, Agoura Hills. Their parents are Joe and Karen Nernberg. Melanie is an eighth-grader and David is a seventh-grader. Both attend A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas.

Stop urban spread

I couldn’t agree more with letter writer Larry Brown’s thoughts regarding development in Agoura Hills. Like so many others, we moved here from the congestedoverdeveloped San Fernando Valley and rejoiced in the spacious, green, semi-rural surroundingsAnd yet, in the short time we’ve lived here, field after field has been graded and developed and it seems every day a new chunk […]

Parents dispute district’s decision to fire coach

Parents and faculty rallied last Tuesday at the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meeting to argue against what many called the “harsh and unjust” punishment of Ted Eggleston, Gloria Rios and Brenda Pasqua. School directors asked all three to resign after a parent complained about an alleged hazing incident that involved members of the Oak Park High […]

Students to help Louisiana disaster victims

For Pepperdine student Juliette Galpin, winter break will be more than just an opportunity to return home and relax. Galpin, a junior from Agoura Hills, will travel with 16 other Pepperdine University students to Louisiana to assist with the Hurricane Katrina clean-up effort from Dec. 17 to 22. The volunteers will work, clean and bring hope to people who lost […]

Cornerstone Preschool dedicated to providing loving care to tots

Cornerstone Preschool was founded by Robin Hasen and Melisa Giuffrida. Hasen helped to establish Meadow Oaks Nursery School Program and was director of Meadow Oaks Summer Camp Program at the former Meadow Oaks School in Calabasas. Giuffrida taught at Viewpoint School in Calabasas and met Hasen while teaching at Meadow Oaks. Giuffrida has a bachelor’s in psychology from California Lutheran […]

Westminster Pres. will have four Christmas Eve worship services

Westminster Presbyterian Church will offer four worship services on Christmas Eve. The 4 p.m. service is geared towards families with very young children. The family worship service which begins at 5:30 p.m. will include a presentation of “I Witness News” staged by students in the Westminster congregation. Candlelight worship services at 8 and 10 p.m. will be more contemplative in […]

When it comes to holiday shopping, it’s better late than never

With only three days before Christmas, many of you are already done with your shopping. Some of us, however, still have plenty of shopping to do. We are the procrastinators of the world who live by the motto “Why do today what you can postpone until tomorrow, or better yet, the day after that?” Members of the Procrastinators Club of […]