2006-04-06

Food for thought



LUCKY DUCK-Four-yearold Jovany Duran of Thousand Oaks makes a friendly overture to a duck at Oak Canyon Park last Sunday. The sprawling park, at Kanan Road and Hollytree Drive in Oak Park, features a pond, hiking trails and hilly open spaces.

OPHS unearths time capsule



Celebrating a blast from the past, Oak Park High unearthed its 25-year-old copper time capsule last Saturday as part of the school’s silver anniversary. Organized by Assistant Superintendent Cliff Moore and emceed by Oak Park resident Harvey Kern, the four-hour ceremony included speeches from alumni, faculty and local dignitaries. Ventura County School Superintendent Dr. Charles Weis and Supervisor Linda Parks, […]

Area woman works hard at the business of relaxing



Most people would agree that visiting 68 health spas and resorts in six years is a great way to relax. For Julie Merrick, though, the time spent traveling to the numerous oases of relaxation throughout the United States and beyond may very well be considered hard work. Merrick, 36, is using her expertise in the business of relaxation to start […]

Retired St. Max founder tours Holy Land



Monsignor Peter O’Reilly, the founding pastor of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village, retired last June, but didn’t wait long before packing his bags and making plans to travel afar. O’Reilly moved to Pilgrim Place, a retirement community for Christian leaders in Claremont, and took a three-month sabbatical that landed him at the Tantur Institute in Israel. The […]

Wine Classic quenches thirst



A perfect Saturday spring day greeted 1,500 lovers of food and wine at the 2006 Malibu Wine Classic on April 1. Guests sampled hundreds of wines offered by 100 wineries from California’s south central coast, as well as gourmet creations from more than 20 Malibu and local restaurants. The event was set under a 300foot tent at Westward Beach in […]

A Family-Friendly Cape Cod Home



The Ovdat Team presents this family-friendly Cape Cod beauty with 4bedrooms, 2-baths and 1,971 square feet. With newer interior designer paint, window treatments, upgraded lighting and smooth ceilings, this house has a lot to offer, including newer ceramic stone style and pergo flooring. The kitchen has new stainless appliances, a granite style corian counter with a garden window and ceramic […]

Momentum for school bond starts to build



Now that the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has voted to place a $128 million bond measure on the June ballot, officials say their next step is to garner support for the bond. District Superintendent Sandra Smyser reported at a recent school board meeting that district officials are available to present information about the bond to groups and organizations […]

Junior women’s club raises funds for local charities

Group's gala collects $35,000

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club recently held its first Casino Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Saticoy Country Club in Somis. Brooke MacLean, event cochair, said the event raised over $35,000. All proceeds will be disbursed to local Conejo Valley charities at the end of the year. Items on display for a silent auction and raffle included a […]

Chamber of Commerce presents full line-up of April events



The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a number of events this month. To make a reservation for the April programs, please call the Chamber office at (818) 222-5680, or download the event registration form at www. calabasaschamber.com. Wed., April 12: The city of Calabasas and Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a public forum on “The Comprehensive Secondhand Smoke […]

Temple Etz Chaim Early Childhood Center earns accreditaton



Temple Etz Chaim Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) has earned re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “We’re proud to be accredited by NAEYC and recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Debbie Blumenthal, center director. “NAEYC accreditation lets families in our community […]


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