2006-01-05

Smiling in the rain



A poultry—not paltry—donation



Local women come up with their own Chanukah CD



Judy Farber, Sue Epstein and Ditza Zakay have known for a long time they make beautiful music together, but now everyone else knows, too, thanks to a national designation. Farber of Agoura Hills, Zakay of Oak Park and Epstein of Sherman Oaks, who make up the singing group The Shirettes, recently earned a 2005 Parent’s Choice Recommended award for their […]

Excellent season for Westlake SoCal United



‘Merry Christmasnot mandatory



This is in reference to the letter from Mr. Felsman regarding the difficulty of getting sales clerks to say “Merry Christmas” at this time of year. I inferred that he feels that saying “happy holidays” takes away from the meaning of the holiday. I beg to differ with that, however. I’m a Catholic and, yes, I celebrate Christmas the traditional […]

Terry Moerler



At the recent Conejo Valley Association of Realtors luncheon honoring local realtors for their community voluntarism, Terry Moerler of Aviara Real Estate received the 2005 Community Service Award. The award is given in appreciation of an outstanding record of community service and promoting and symbolizing the aims and ideals of the real estate profession. Terry has been a successful realtor […]

Garden guru



Garn Wallace, who tests the fertility and toxicity of soil, water and plants for local and international governments and corporations, will show how to create a thriving, healthy landscape during a “Grow a Better Garden: Soil, Plants and Water” presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 11 at the Calabasas campus of Soka University on Mulholland Highway.

Optimistic for the New Year



Camellias bloom in time for festival



The camellia, dubbed the “empress of winter flowers,” reigns at Descanso Gardens throughout the winter season. Scores of experts and amateurs will celebrate the beauty of these flowers with flower shows, talks, walks and sales during the annual Camellia Festival from Feb. 23 to 26 at the Gardens, which are at 1418 Descanso Drive, LaCanada. Preceeding the festival will be […]

Sooner than later

Former prep star Halzle headed to Oklahoma

The following message was recently posted on the website www.soonerfans.com. It helps illustrate part of the reason why former Oaks Christian quarterback and longtime Oak Park resident Joey Halzle recently decided to accept a scholarship to play football at the University of Oklahoma. “My dad’s birthday’s today and he is an old Sooner,” wrote a user that calls himself Lubbockorleavit. […]


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