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Sumac students raise money for outdoor ed

Sumac students raise money for outdoor ed While learning to protect the environment, students at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills are also raising funds for the fifth grade outdoor education field trip. Michael LaFrenz, a fifth grade teacher at the school, recently launched a recycling program to help pay for the trip. “Outdoor education is an incredible program, but […]

Give Kids a Smile Day teaches good dental hygiene

In an effort to teach children how to properly care for their teeth and gums, Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills recently partnered with Aetna Life and persented the National Give Kids a Smile Day. Charles Stewart, the dental director for Aetna Insurance, and his team of professionals presented a slide and puppet show that emphasized how to properly brush […]

Conejo Chabad showcasing Jewish art, movie

Chabad of the Conejo will host an art exhibit showcasing the work of Jewish artist Michoel Muchnik at 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Many of his works will be available for purchase. The artist will also be accepting new commissions. Muchnik is credited with revolutionizing Chassidic […]

‘E-scam’ gets no respect

Your Internet fraud advice last week was fine, as far as it went. Last month, “Rose” responded to my “furniture for sale” add in a local newspaper’s online classified. It was one of those “I’ll send you a check to cover the sale and the shipping—you wire the balance to the shipping company”scams. The $4,000 “check” arrived from London, addressed […]

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THURS., FEB. 9 RSVP for Club Lunch RSVP is due by today to attend the Westlake Women’s Club luncheon meeting at 10 a.m. Tues., Feb. 14 at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Entertainment will be provided by singer and pianist Jacques Poti. $23. (818) 865-1399 Judy Fossils in Spotlight Roy Neisenheimer will share his knowledge of […]

Local temple to hear scholar

Temple Beth Haverim to hosRabbi Alexande

Temple Beth Haverim will host visiting scholar Rabbi Hanan Alexander on Friday night, Feb. 10 and Saturday morning, Feb. 11. He will present “Education and the Spiritual Quest,” a talk based on his book “Reclaiming Goodness: Education and the Spiritual Quest,” which won a 2001-2002 National Jewish Book Award. He will discuss the political successes and moral failures of contemporary […]

Council made wrong decision on Lowe’s

Congratulations, Westlake City Council. You have just prevented the residents of Westlake Village from having a new, onestory, beautifully designed and landscaped home improvement center (not a hardware store), possible Ruth’s Chris steak house , a Daily Grill, a Junior’s Deli and and possibly a car showroom. These businesses would have brought in hundred of thousands of dollars in tax […]

Mae Boyar Park debuts playgroundpicnic area

Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park opened its new playground to the community last week. The playground equipment was designed by Playworld and installed by Malibu Pacific Tennis Courts Inc. of Westlake Village. The project, including equipment and infrastructure renovations, cost $220,500. “Mae Boyar is the oldest park in the community, and it was definitely ready for renovation,” said Colleen […]

Entrepreneurs get a little TLC

The Life Change Center of Southern California (TLCC) has announced a new series of comprehensive programs designed to help entrepreneurs in the San Fernando Valley. The center provides small business owners with the tools needed to speed professional and personal growth. “With 50 percent of all businesses failing in the first year, and a staggering 95 percent of all businesses […]

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